Now that the team has reached their $10,000 fundraising goal, they’ve released the last two episodes of their second season of Sleepfall er, I mean Freefall, to the non-donating public.
For all those not in the know, filmmaker Lamont Pierre played Speaker of the House John Boehner and “shutdown” the series until he got the budget he wanted. Extortion aside, I supported this move and I think it should have been implemented even earlier.
Its a shame that this gay series with a decent sized fan base needed 4 months to raise only $10k from 475 donations. By comparison, the black heterosexual web series with a similarly sized fan base, The Couple, raised over $32,000 in only 30 days from 477 donations. And they did it without needing to hold episodes hostage.
Its no secret that I’m not a fan of the series, but I respect the hustle. Its hard out here for a gay pimp.
One of our loyal little brothers here at Cypher Avenue had already snuck these two private episodes to us weeks ago but I only skimmed them since the show is just so fucking boring. Real talk. I’ve told the filmmakers this directly in private messages. I’d even say it to their faces. This shit is depressing and boring. And the writing, acting and green tint sucks. I want…no, I need my fellow gay brothers to do better. We all need to do better.
I want to support dope shit. I wish Freefall was dope. I really do. There’s hardly any black gay work out there that is ‘dope.’ Consider this quote from Kanye West’s infamous BBC Radio One interview:
“For me, first of all, dopeness is what I like the most. Dopeness. People who want to make things as dope as possible. And, by default, make money from it. The thing that I like the least are people who only want to make money from things whether they’re dope or not. And especially make money at making things as least dope as possible.” – Kanye West
Speaking of making things as least dope as possible: Here are the final two episodes of Sleepfall… Night night, insomniacs…