Black Hollywood live host Carla Renata interviews Grace Awards winner Angela Robinson about her role in the hit series “The Haves and the Have Nots!”
Black Hollywood live host Carla Renata interviews actress Angela Robinson!
Robinson is a lesbian and frequently deals with gay and lesbian topics in her films. Robinson has directed an award winning short film D.E.B.S. (2003) produced by POWER UPand a feature-length film D.E.B.S. (2004). In the feature-length film, Robinson explores the young lesbian relationship of characters Amy and Lucy. In the undercover spy film, several of the teenage girls depicted are either lesbian or bisexual, and those sexual orientations are central to the film. Amy, played by actress Sara Foster, is the pride and joy of her all-female teenage spy school, because she is the first ever to achieve the perfect score in the secret spy test hidden in her SATs. Her sweet demeanor catches the attention of bad girl Lucy Diamond, played by Jordana Brewster, who sets her sights on seducing Amy while striving for world domination. Although some feared that producers would pressure Robinson into downplaying the lesbian aspects of the film, Robinson later indicated that she received full support, and that the lesbian relationship between Amy and Lucy remained intact. Robinson said “If anything, we worked together on the script to make the relationship more complex and intimate”.
In 2007, Robinson created the online series Girltrash! which resides on www.ourchart.com, an online offshoot of the television series, The L Word. Robinson has served as a writer and co-executive producer for HBO television series Hung, and as a writer for the series True Blood. In addition to her film and TV work, Robinson also wrote the first four issues of the Web ongoing series at DC Comics. Robinson wrote the screenplay for a musical feature film and prequel to her Girltrash! series, Girltrash: All Night Long directed by Alexandra Kondracke. Robinson was also one of the producers for the film. In March 2012 it was announced that Robinson would write a supernatural teen thriller with Dawn Olmstead (Prison Break) and Marti Noxon (Mad Men) attached as producers.