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Web series, web series, web series! We love them and if you don’t you are so late to the party that it’s practically the next day! Here at HeyMikeyATL.com, we have seen just about everyone of them, but one series in particular is now near and dear to our hearts–TWISTED! 

Rahim Brazil and Toni BryceFilmed and directed by Rahim Brazil, Twisted, the series begins with a woman being dumped from a car in the middle of nowhere. We soon learn that woman is Vanessa (Toni Bryce) a counselor at a local counseling center who runs a support group. There she is instrumental in the lives of the community, in particular, three young men–Nick, Alex, and Star.

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Nick is an all-around good guy who is looking for love with the wrong guy, Robert (Robert Brown). Alex turns tricks on the Atlanta stroll, desperate to take care of his drug addict older brother, Marcus (Chris June). Star (Siren Chanel), however, is stuck in the support group as part of his probation. Still, he has not cleaned up his act, moonlighting as a “delivery boy” for drug dealers Duke (November) and Money (Deon Christen).

Herein lies the motif and tapestry of Twisted as each of these characters’ lives and story lines intertwine to make an “experience”–not your typical web series. Rahim Brazil has brilliantly rallied together mostly fresh, raw talent and seasoned it with his own experience, style, and decision to become a true show runner. When you watch the series you will be amazed by the aerial shots, visual aesthetic, and most of all stellar acting. We are particularly impressed with the talent of Toni Bryce–a name we are sure will be a household one very soon!

Last night we attended a private screening of Twisted at The Hangout, a local safe space and charitable organization for the LGBT youth of Atlanta. There, the entire cast gathered with their family and friends as Rahim presented the first three episodes of the series. Attendees included Anthony Bawn (director of H.I.M., Blackville, Cheetah In August, and District), Brandon Karson (H.I.M., Triangle, District), Cardo Ricardo (Pharm: The Series), and Thomas Mackey (About Him: The Revolution, Uncle Joey, Last Night In ATL). 

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Hosted by our very own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning, the screening was followed by a Q&A with the cast. The message reiterated from the cast overall was one of unity, support, and storytelling; that LGBT stories are viable and must be told! As Chris June so simply stated, “It’s about us…” Kudos Rahim Brazil, Kudos!

Be sure you come out this Sunday, to the Suite Lounge (375 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313) for an all-black party and public screening for Twisted!

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Chasing Shade? “G-Status ATL Hustle” Creator Speaks on “Chasing Atlanta” (@ChasingRLTY) Beef!

We have to admit these web reality series are amusing. There are a few that have definitely come up on radar in the last year–Chasing Atlanta, The Come Up ATL, and The G-Status ATL Hustle! The first and latter, however,  seem ready to collide after an interview on our very own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning’s popular radio show, The Hey Mikey Show. Last night’s show centered on the cast of The G-Status ATL Hustle as they built up to their series premiere set to air tonight on YouTube. However, a few comments made by series creator and director, Jah Jah Katai, seem to have been perceived as shady by a few Chasing Atlanta cast members.

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We have to admit these web reality series are amusing. There are a few that have definitely come up on radar in the last year–Chasing Atlanta, The Come Up ATLand The G-Status ATL Hustle! The first and latter, however,  seem ready to collide after an interview on our very own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning’s popular radio show, The Hey Mikey Show. Last night’s show centered on the cast of The G-Status ATL Hustle as they built up to their series premiere set to air tonight on YouTube. However, a few comments made by series creator and director, Jah Jah Kitaii, seem to have been perceived as shady by a few Chasing Atlanta cast members.

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Jah Jah Kitaii, creator and director of “G-Status ATL Hustle”

These aforementioned comments took place on cast member, Sherrod Willis’ Instagram Live feed and it seems some the “kidz” aren’t having it. Check out Jah Jah’s comments below (Swipe left) and a few comments from left on the post:

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Shady? We don’t have an opinion. However, Mikey reached out to Jah earlier today for a statement and he had this to say, “Didn’t say their [Chasing Atlanta] name. A hit dog will holler. That’s it from me, but thank you again.”

You can listen to last night’s airing of The Hey Mikey Show by clicking here. All we can say is that we will be tuning into the premiere of The G-Status ATL Hustle where you will see Mikey make a guest appearance and we will be at Truth nightclub tonight for a special screening. If you’re in the metro Atlanta area come out, come dressed, and be prepared to be BLOGGED about!

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[TRAILER] Edgier, Darker, TWISTED! Rahim Brazil (@rahimbrazil) & Crew Return w/ “Twisted2: Family Secrets!”

Summer is young, Atlanta is sizzling, and The Web World continues to grow! For months now we have been teasing and talking about Rahim Brazil’s Twisted highly anticipated second series, Twisted 2: Family Secrets, and now we have the first official trailer for you to see!
When we last saw the characters of Twisted mayhem had ensued resulting in death, termination–oh and incarceration! Twisted 2: Family Secrets picks up where the chaos left off. Our motley crew seems to be trying to move on with their lives without the clinic, but that does not mean there’s no drama involved. In fact, from what we can tell from the trailer, the drama and chaos are only going to increase! Indeed this trailer shows that this second season will be edgier, darker, and pushing boundaries we may have not have seen for a while in a web se

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Summer is young, Atlanta is sizzling, and The Web World continues to grow! For months now we have been teasing and talking about Rahim Brazil’s Twisted highly anticipated second series, Twisted 2: Family Secrets, and now we have the first official trailer for you to see!

When we last saw the characters of Twisted mayhem had ensued resulting in death, termination–oh and incarceration! Twisted 2: Family Secrets picks up where the chaos left off. Our motley crew seems to be trying to move on with their lives without the clinic, but that does not mean there’s no drama involved. In fact, from what we can tell from the trailer, the drama and chaos are only going to increase! Indeed this trailer shows that this second season will be edgier, darker, and pushing boundaries we may have not have seen for a while in a web series.

As you can see Martel Star, November, Chris June, Siren, Robert Brown, and Toni Bryce reprise their roles of Nick, Duke, Marcus, Star, Robert, and Vanessa, respectively. These new faces, are relatively new to the Web World, most of them we recognize from Twisted outings or behind the scenes. Of the new faces we are excited to see include Marcus Jones, celebrity hairstylist & make up artist (he can do a lot more, but we cannot fill up this article with his accolades–GOOGLE HIM); Ebony Shinelle, a rising publicist in Atlanta who has her eyes and thumb print on a number of Web Stars and local rappers. Most of all, however, we are happy to see Rahim back in front of the camera! We wonder where his character fits in the grand scheme of things.

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We have to say this has truly made our day. It is so good to see growth and as you know we sometimes have an affinity for the “darker” side of things at HeyMikeyATL. Still there are so many questions–How is Vanessa going to make ends meet? Does Marcus really have the balls to kill someone? Who is the light skinned vixen that has caught Star’s eye? You all just be sure to check back here for more updates on Twisted 2: Family Secrets! Happy viewing!

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[SUPER TRAILER] Atlanta’s Gayfamous Gather for New Web Reality Series, “The G-Status Atlanta Hustle!” (@gsatlhustle)

Memorial Day is gone, but that does not mean the fun is over. Apparently there is a new web reality series on the scene and it is all the rave! The G-Status Atlanta Hustle is it name and the Black gayfamous of Atlanta are taking center stage in this new series!

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Memorial Day is gone, but that does not mean the fun is over. Apparently there is a new web reality series on the scene and it is all the rave! The G-Status Atlanta Hustle is it name and the Black gayfamous of Atlanta are taking center stage in this new series!

Normally we stick to Web Series and tend to leave the world of Web Reality alone; but when a few of our favorite people are in the mix we won’t dare turn a blind eye. Produced by Jah and KL Allen, the series centers around Sherrod Willis, Adrian Crear, Jr., Krisean Woods, Charle Xile, Cordae, Sir’Akeem, Zahfar, and Milan Jadda; each of them popular faces of Atlanta’s local Black LGBT community, and all trying to climb their way to the heights of success and true fame. Some of them have it, some of them want it, and well some we can tell we are going to wish they would STOP.

The super trailer for The G-Status Atlanta Hustle looks amazing and with appearances by familiar faces like Kontrol Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Julian Lark, Web Stars Chris JuneRahim Brazil and Gary Lavard, and our very own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning, we will definitely be tuning in.

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Milan Jadda

Jah and KL may very well have a runaway hit on their hands and we are happy to witness the rise of its key players while gorging ourselves on the tea being spilled and shade being thrown. After all Atlanta would not be Atlanta if there was no entertaining drama, mayhem, and reads from its “kidz” (Snap, snap)! Congrats to the cast and crew!

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