Random Acts of Flyness, an HBO series created by Terence Nance, will follow up its pilot with a second episode that will air on August 11th at midnight.
HBO and Paper Magazine came together to host a screening of episode two titled “Two Piece and a Biscuit,” at the Weeksville Community Center in Brooklyn.
The show first premiered on August third and has already proved itself to be one of a kind. Random Acts is the most appropriate name for the show, as audiences should expect to see a montage of archival and scripted material exploring common themes; the most prominent being the African American and Hispanic experience in America. The compilation of skits insist on expanding one’s consciousness through relatable scenarios, multi-perspective reflections, song and dance, subtle symbolism, and more.
While the first episode took on issues of police brutality, romance, and sex; the second episode deals with matters of masculinity. This includes male interaction with females and other males, while exploring sexuality and patriarchy. According to Terence, he would describe this episode with the phrase,”I Love You, My N*gga.”
The cast is mostly made up of males, however, the episode opens with Dominique Fishback as Najja. We see Najja take control of herself as she chants affirmations including, “I release the desire to be their primary source of affection.” She then goes on to give a catcaller an evil eye that creates a brick wall between them. Dominique explains, ” I think my character represents young women now who are trying to reclaim their heritage and knowledge of self,” says Fishback, “this is the first time I got to play a character that is so aware of herself.”
In order to fully receive what the writers and directors have to offer, Terence says, “Clear your mind of all expectations,” he continues, “don’t watch anything for six to seven hours. Cleanse yourself then come to it.” With that in mind, be sure to turn in to Random Acts of Flyness at midnight.