Since the recent airing of their four-part comedy special on HBO, 2 Dope Queens, Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson have been killing it. Slaying. Shooting their shot. I could go on, but I won’t. In order to keep up with all of the amazing work these queens are doing you’ve got to be a media maven, or read a great blog post that tells you everything that Williams and Robinson have on deck right now . . .
Real talk? Not all of this news is new. Anyone who has been following Williams’ work for the last few years knows that she’s a major Sims fan and a Harry Potter devotee (see my review of episode 4 of 2 Dope Queens HBO: Black Nerds aka “Blerds”). During one of her comedy special episodes Williams revealed an ad campaign she’s doing with The Sims which is out now and a total score for real-life gamers everywhere. Live the dream, girl.
Williams also announced via social media that she’ll be achieving another career milestone in November 2018 as a cast member of the second installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, The Crimes of Grindewald. Though her role has yet to be announced, I think we can all agree that Williams is living the dream for all Potterheads everywhere. Get it, Jess. Give Jojo my love.
A final feather in Williams career cap comes with the release of the film The Incredible Jessica James (2017) to Netflix. Here are the basics: it’s a rom-com, Williams plays someone that seems a lot like herself, and I laughed out loud enough to draw attention. Do yourself a favor and check it out if you love Jessica Williams and her work.
If you’re a fan of the 2 Dope Queens podcast where Williams and Robinson create their friendship-based comedy magic then you’re probably already listening to Robinson’s spinoff podcast, Sooo Many White Guys. Already in its second season, Robinson (with executive producer Ilana Glazer of Broad City) hosts a variety of guests with a Dope Queens focus on women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community. There are also a few hwhite guys, but its cool. Tom Hanks is one of them. Everybody loves that guy.
Exciting news: Robinson’s next book, Everything’s Trash, but It’s OK releases in October of 2018 and is already available for pre-order several places. I have already pre-ordered and can’t wait to tell you guys all about it as soon as it comes out. Keep an eye out this October for my review.
Robinson’s 2016 book You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have To Explain is more popular than ever with her recent HBO success, but it was already on the New York Times best sellers list so it’s all gravy now, ok? More real talk? I haven’t read this book, but I’ve got it in the house and am reading it to review soon. Check back, search the title. Let me do the pre-reading for you.
That’s it for now. Make sure to stop back and keep up with everything Dope Queens related. I’ll be reviewing Robinson’s books, Williams’ movie, and keeping up with the podcast to keep you up to date on all the best guests and any new moves Williams and Robinson are going to make.