Uptown Bourgeois is an arts, news, and culture blog created by New York-based freelance writer Jefferey Spivey. UB explores universal themes through a black, queer lens. 

Bourgeois Brief: Jordan Peele Preps His Next Film, Lil Wayne Celebrates Tha Carter III’s 10th Anniversary, Bad Boys 3 Gets A Release Date & More!

Bourgeois Brief: Jordan Peele Preps His Next Film, Lil Wayne Celebrates Tha Carter III’s 10th Anniversary, Bad Boys 3 Gets A Release Date & More!

Your daily dose of art, news, and pop culture headlines, and a signal boost for creators of color.

Jordan Peele Announces Next Film with Cryptic Teaser

Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Jordan Peele made history with his directorial debut, Get Out. Now, he’s prepping his next horror film, Us.  He announced the movie via a cryptic tweet of the poster, with the tagline, “A new nightmare from the mind of Academy Award® winner Jordan Peele.” Us is slated for a March 2019 release and will reportedly cast Lupita Nyong’o in a lead role. Find out more about Peele’s other projects at The Ringer.

Lil Wayne to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Tha Carter III

Though Lil Wayne’s forthcoming album has been stuck in label turmoil for years, he still has plenty to celebrate.  His Lil Weezyana Fest returns to New Orleans this summer to commemorate the 10thanniversary of his landmark LP, Tha Carter III.  Read more at Pitchfork. Also, Bangladesh, the producer behind that album’s biggest hit, “A Milli”, recently spoke to Fader about the song’s legacy and his next project. 

Black Panther Leads Golden Trailer Nominees

The Golden Trailer Awards honor excellence in movie and TV show trailers.  Among the notable nominees are Black Panther, with 7 nods, and Proud Mary.  Netflix and Warner Bros. tied with 61 nominations each. The awards will be handed out May 31 in L.A. See the full nomination list at Variety.

The Next Bad Boys Film Has A Release Date

After a few false starts, it looks like Martin Lawrence and Will Smith will team up once again for the next installment in the Bad Boys series.  Bad Boys for Life is slated for a January 2020 release.  The previous sequel hit theaters almost 17 years ago.  The news comes as a TV spinoff starring Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union heads to the small screen. Read more at EW.

Alexander Chee Releases Essay Collection About Being a Queer Writer

them.’s Brandon Taylor reviews Alexander Chee’s first essay collection, How to Write An Autobiographical Novel. Chee is both a novelist and essayist whose work embodies the struggles of being queer and being a queer creative. Taylor writes, “Chee is a master of that difficult magic trick, the conversion of the personal into the universal.” Read the full review here.

Tidbits

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

Damon Wayans, Jr. and Cedric the Entertainer to star in 2 new CBS series [EW]

Jennifer Lopez set to perform at the Billboard Music Awards [Billboard]

Jaden Smith’s “Icon” goes gold [VIBE]

Food for thought

Season of 2 of Atlanta ends with tonight’s finale. Director Hiro Murai walks The New York Times through his thought process for some of the show’s most notable moments, including that alligator scene from the premiere.

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