Monday, May 10, 2021

HBO Developing Series Based on E. Lynn Harris' Invisible Life

Author E. Lynn Harris' groundbreaking novel about 'down low' men being developed into a series for HBO...

According to reports HBO is working on a TV series based on E. Lynn Harris' trilogy 'Invisible Life,' 'Just As I Am,' and 'This Too Shall Pass.' 

In the 90's Harris' novels were must reads for both the gay and straight community reaching the New York Times Best Sellers with ten entries. 

Tracey Edmonds is executive producing the series.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was a good read.

Mr. Harris RIP

BaybeK8s said...

Yes, my wish is coming true. I'm all the way here for it! Ms Edmonds had better not funk it up, though.

R in NYC said...

I read them all. He was a good writer.

Anonymous said...

E. Lynn Harris was an amazing writer! RIP to him. My sister-n-law gifted me his first book and I was hooked. He was trying to tell women that some of these men out here were double dipping with their husbands, but they didn't want to believe it. Now we all see it.

Anonymous said...

A good and realistic read. Sorry I dont have HBO. I am not spending any more money on TV services.

Anonymous said...

A great book.

Unknown said...

@1204
You aint lyin!!!!! I am totally Amazon Primed Apple Tv'd Hulu'd and Netflixed out.

ms mac said...

The other day someone in the comments wrote about how they're tired of the same regurgitated story lines and movies about Black people being slaves, drug dealers, etc. I couldn't agree more.

I read a lot of E. Lynn's books back in the day and was entertained for a few seconds. But after a while how many different versions of the same story does a person need? How many ways can I read about Black men being deceptive, down-low, confused cheaters? At some point it starts to feed into your subconscious and eyeing every Black man suspiciously becomes the norm.

Black men already struggle with having a poor reputation for being anything but positive role models. The media continues to fuel this by only reporting on them when they're represented as thugs, pimps, deadbeats, women beaters, serial baby daddies, drug dealers, con men, etc. And while most of it is of their own doing, and a lot of these negative stereotypes about Black men are arguably justifiable as accurate, I'm personally over it and tired of hearing and seeing the same narrative. Why not change the discussion for future generations?

With all her money, access and power one would think Tracy Edmonds would be at the forefront of upending or changing this cultural trope -- especially since her own man is seemingly trying to improve athletic opportunities for Black men. But yet she attaches herself to a project that's intended to continue to recast brothers in a bad light. So I wonder what drew her to this specific topic and why, in today's age when we already know DL men exist, did she feel compelled to rinse and repeat? I would've been more interested in learning about E. Lynn's own personal struggles as a closeted homosexual than this.

Produce a movie or TV show which highlights Black men facing and overcoming real life, everyday struggles, climbing the corporate ladder, becoming a self-made millionaire, finding success through entrepreneurship without a college degree, becoming a bio-nuclear physicist, neurosurgeon or economist, or simply navigating this cruel and unfair world, all while maintaining their dignity and loving on a supportive Black woman who has his back.

But wait. Never mind. I forgot. It probably wouldn't get picked up or even be remotely successful because we're first and foremost supposed to believe most Black men ain't shit. Carry on.

Anonymous said...

^ your one of the ppl along with R n New York and werewolfwoman that comes on these post everyday accusing black men that cheat on women are gay.

Anonymous said...

Way back in the day my cousin told me about E.Lynn Harris and these seemingly "straight" men living this lie.

Sunno said...

I really enjoyed this book when I read it as a young adult. It was an eye opener.

ms mac said...

First of all, it's you're, not your. Secondly, I'm not here everyday -- maybe 2 - 3 times per week -- but clearly you are if you're tracking our every activity (how creepy!) Lastly, your logic is so dumb I don't even have a response. Your ignorance speaks for itself.

Instead of trying to teach your own bird brain to think differently here you come with the same old lame, worn out, cornball comment. We know what we call ourselves. Now what should we call you? Obsessed? Deranged? Deluded? Smitten? Infatuated? Try and get a life outside of being obsessed with three unknown individuals who don't know you or care about you. Or is stalking the extent of your lonely, besotted life? Do tell!

Anonymous said...

YESSSS!!! I'm here for this...Who's playing Basel???
RIP E. Lynn Harris....a nice soul, Gone too soon!

Anonymous said...

Happy until I found out thirsty Tracey Edmonds is the executive producing...what project has she ever produced that was a good one?

NiyabinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

1:56 PM and yo gay ass on here, stalking our post, hollering like hit dogs.

I must be in the minority here, I never read him or her books. I heard about the whole pearl clutching, behind these downlow black devils. Most women because of desperation their gaydar is broken. Niggas know when you have guns and go to the range on a regular, to make those clean head and chest shots, don't fuck around. Besides when your intuition is on point, there is very little hidden from you. Not interested in this fuckery, like ms mac said. Tracy's ass can find a different narrative, only the black man can clean up, his reputation. His ass went from being a God to a fucking peasant, trifling ass peasant his reputation is in the damn toilet.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I forgot about ol' E Lynn...RIP

Anonymous said...

Niya the mangyflearidden wolf
No, you don't have time to read his books, you're too busy watching pornhub and masturbating with a worn out, melted dildo. Bitch, please!

Anonymous said...

Ms Mac
Before you come for anyone, you should look in the mirror. You come off ass a lonely, lost, desperate soul looking for validation and co-signs from strangers.
Who in the hell writes that many paragraphs on a gossip blog??? You're the one who needs to get a life besides writing bullshit all day on a gossip blog.

Anonymous said...

Ugh -

I WISH Someone Will Back The 'GOD DON'T Like Ugly' Series Or Anything Mary Monroe..

Oprah ? Tyler ? Bueller ?

Her Work Is Sooo Overlooked

Oh Well.

Stay Woke

Anonymous said...

4:16 PM Hell hath no fury like a scorned nigga. Why yo emotional ass keep, stalking Niya? She broke up you for your best friend? You do know cyber stalking is a crime right? Seek help for your fatal attraction.

ms mac said...

Who in the hell writes that many paragraphs on a gossip blog??? Me, bitch. And who reads them and feels compelled to comment and give me the validation I supposedly seek? You, bitch.

Unknown said...

Ms Mac

I enjoy your long paragraphs and commentary. The only miserable mfers that has a problem with your comments are racist, miserable trolls. Please continue to comment and commiserate wit us on RWS, us educated black folks don't have many options on the blogsphere thanks to disquis...

Unknown said...

I agree - the downtrodden narrative when it comes to black men (especially) and black women is getting a bit redundant. I expect more from Tracey because she comes from an era (80s/90s) when black entertainment was at its peak. We had representation in almost every arena of the industry. And now we've been reduced or pigeon holed into these ghetto or negative troupe's that only represent a small minority of our community. We need real stories that reflect the current state of community. We have black men and black women who are accomplishing incredible feats while earning their degrees and starting their businesses. Surely there are enough creative black minds in the industry to formulate a series or a film that showcases us in a positive light - yet entertaining and inspiring. Why does it have to be coonery or downtrodden? Not all of us are walking caricatures or negative deceptive souls who are looking to fuck over our own. There has to be someone in Hollywood that can create a happy medium when it comes to the portrayal of black folks smh

ms mac said...

@Unknown, Appreciate it. Thanks for the "validation." Now watch these hatin' ass mfers combust. Lol. There's a time and place for silliness but these troglodytes are always on a mission to silence all manners of intelligent and rational discourse amongst us. Why does my commentary elicit so much vitriol? Because they can't handle it when Black people are articulate or can express themselves without always having to resort to name calling and buffoonery, which is ultimately their end game. They want to keep us stuck in shuck and jive mode forever. It's pretty sick and disturbing. And that's why I intentionally go even harder with the pedantry on here -- because I know it bakes their jealous, hateful, decrepit souls.

Anonymous said...

@5:55 yes mamma ruby would give madea a run for her money, movie wise!

Susie said...

Strong black love (or black love) is an oxymoron. We have to rep the LGBTQxyzetc. movement at all costs. Monkey see, monkey do ...

Don balee me juh watch said...

@4:16 lmaoooo. I believe Warrior is certified crazy.

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