WHEN: Tuesday, June 27th at 6PM EST
WHERE: Iguana NYC (240 West 54th St), New York, NY 10019
Harlem Fusion Studios is hosting a mixer for the film and television company’s new project, “Curvy Girls Rock”, a web series. The mixer is chance for fans to meet the cast and for a mixer where fans of the new series can meet the cast of this first of it’s kind series. You also will meet the creator, Shakesha Williams who also serves as writer and executive producer of the series.
About Curvy Girls Rock:
“Curvy Girls Rock” is a web series created by Shakesha Williams, founder of Harlem Fusion Studio. The series explores that lives of powerful, bold, and vivacious plus size women living in New York modern day society. From love to personal pursuits, the show follows the stories of friends that are all coming into an awakening and realizing who they are. The series proves plus size women have always, and still are, flourishing in the world all the while being fabulous.
With the need for a new focus in media and television, Curvy Girls Rock provides a fresh, stylish, and realistic view into how today's women slay those around them.
About Harlem Fusion Studios
Harlem Fusion Studios is an award-winning film, television and new media production company. The
Members of the media can receive more information about Harlem Fusion Studios and it’s films and programming on the company’s website at http://www.harlemfusionstudios.com
Fit model, Jay Kennedy, aka DJ4Jay, whose YouTube channel Every Wednesday chronicles his love of plus-size women, has joined the cast of Curvy Girls Rock web series, which is set to begin filming in late April 2017. A D.J., model, bodybuilder, and tattoo enthusiast, Jay is using his platform to promote body positivity as well as shine a light on sizeism.
Kennedy’s YouTube channel, Every Wednesday, features an array of videos where he discusses a variety of topics including, fit men dating plus-size women, body appreciation, and the difficulties plus-size women face when shopping for clothes. "How can you appreciate some parts of a woman being bigger [butt, boobs] and shun other parts [stomach, arms] for being big," he says in one video. Additionally, in an interview with The Revelist, Kennedy says “It kind of sucks the way society has set us all up for failure, meaning guys I talk to, and men in general, feel like it’s wrong to be attracted to bigger women. I think a lot of that is just due to the media." Jay is not alone in his beliefs. His YouTube channel has over one million views and his Instagram page boasts over 80K followers.
Kennedy will star as Lawrence in Season One of Curvy Girls Rock. The character is the sexy love interest of plus-size fashion blogger Jazzy, played by actress and plus-size model Naimah Terry. Filming will be completed in New York City and continuous updates of Kennedy’s participation, as well as of the show, can be seen and followed through the Curvy Girls Rocks social media platforms (Facebook: @cgrseries ; Instagram: @curvygirlsrockseries ; Twitter: @cgrseries) For more information, please visit: www.harlemfusionstudios.com/cgrseries.
About Curvy Girls Rock
Created by and primarily led by women, Curvy Girls Rock is a fun and sexy scripted ensemble series featuring a diverse and well-rounded cast that will bring a fresh perspective and rich storylines to the media landscape. Through its characters’ backgrounds in the arts, media, and business, the series also aspires to represent on screen the 67% of American plus-size women who have been long misrepresented and ignored by the media. Its unique approach to telling stories about plus-size women and issues surrounding body positivity and image will also be a catalyst to continue conversations surrounding these topics and beauty diversity.
Creator of internationally acclaimed, My Story, writer Shakesha Williams has launched a second crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to support the production and filming of Curvy Girls Rock, a web series following the lives of five plus-size women living in New York City and their exploration on career, relationships, and love. Currently slated to begin filming Season 1 on April 29, 2017, the campaign seeks to raise $45,000 for the development and filming costs of the series.
Created and primarily led by women, Curvy Girls Rock is a fun and sexy ensemble series featuring a diverse and well-rounded cast that will bring a fresh perspective and rich storylines to the media landscape. Through its characters’ backgrounds in the arts, media, and business, the series also aspires to represent on screen the 67% of American plus-size women who have been long misrepresented and ignored by the media. Its unique approach to telling stories about plus-size women and issues surrounding body positivity and image will also be a catalyst to continue conversations surrounding these topics and beauty diversity.
We are truly excited about filming the first season on April 29,” said Curvy Girls Rock writer, Shakesha Williams. “We are counting on the support of our fans and followers to continuously bring these amazing stories to life and to show that women of all sizes are sexy, desirable, smart, and powerful.”
Those interested in supporting Curvy Girls Rock, should visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/curvy-girls-rock-series-part-2-film-television#/backers to learn more and to discover how to help spread the word via social media. In exchange for a contribution, a series of “perks” or benefits can also be found, including tickets to the premiere, the opportunity to participate in an upcoming episode of the show, direct access to the cast and producers of the show, and the chance to be an extra or become a character on the show with a speaking role.
If you would like more information about Curvy Girls Rock or an interview with creator, Shakesha Williams, please contact Alejandra Paz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harlem Fusion Studios Website: http://www.harlemfusionstudios.com/cgrseries
Curvy Girls Rock Instagram: @curvygirlsrockseries
Curvy Girls Rock Twitter: @cgrseries
Curvy Girls Rock Facebook: @cgrseries