Lena Waithe

Queen & Slim: Melina Matsoukas On Curating The Perfect Soundtrack

Grammy Award-winning director Melina Matsoukas has always wanted to tell Black stories, and for more than a decade, that’s exactly what she’s been doing. Most notably known for her visionary work in Beyoncé’s “Formation” – a video that uniquely portrays Black Southern life – Matsoukas is a film maestro inRead More →

Twenties Exclusive: Lena Waithe Brings Her TV Magic to Navigating Your Twenties

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Lena Waithe Reveals She Secretly 'Snuck' And Married Her Fiancée Alana Mayo

Written by Moriba Cummings Lena Waithe and her longtime partner, Alana Mayo, are married! According to People, the Queen & Slim writer opened up about their spontaneous nuptials on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, telling guest host John Legend that she was “trying to join the club” — the marriage club, thatRead More →

Are Queen And Slim Really The Black Bonnie And Clyde? Lena Waithe Says Not Quite

The sun is oppressive on this March day, but the only thing warmer than the Louisiana sun is Lena Waithe’s embrace of her director, Melina Matsoukas. Waithe has welcomed Matsoukas into the circle of reporters visiting the set of their feature film debut, Queen and Slim. The friendship between the twoRead More →

Lena Waithe To Hand Pick 5 Up-And-Coming Directors To Create Short Films

Lena Waithe has been a vocal advocate of providing opportunities for other creators in Hollywood, walking the walk by recruiting fresh talent behind the scenes of her recent successes, including the likes of Showtime’s The Chi and BET’s Boomerang. Now, the Emmy award-winning writer-producer is expanding these efforts as itRead More →