Really Love tells the love story between Isaiah and Stevie as well as the community and their love of DC. The film explores the nuances and complexities of love and the different forms it can take. Viewers will see the love between a painter and his art, partners, friendships, and the love the Black community has for the city of DC.
Really Love was created by filmmakers and DMV natives Angel Kristi Williams and Felicia Pride and shows a life in DC outside of political headlines and tensions. The film shows painter Isaiah and Georgetown law student Stevie attempting to navigate an unexpected love, their own dreams and aspirations, and their ever-evolving hometown. There are aspects of DC culture woven into the script and their love story such as gogo music and the Dukem restaurant. The imagery of Really Love makes the film not only a modern and realistic love story but, in many ways, the film acts as a love letter to Washington D.C.
Really Love stars actors Kofi Siriboe and Yootha Loi-Sing, and through their portrayals of Isaiah and Stevie, the pair was able to reflect on their understandings of art, culture, and even themselves. For Siriboe, life and the experiences, it brings ultimately prepared him for the role of Isaiah. Sing discusses how the self-reflection process that came with portraying Stevie created an environment for her to grow.
Really Love premieres on August 25, on Netflix. The film will show the beauty of love, Washington DC, and of the Black community.