For Colored Boys is a dramatic web series written and directed by award winning filmmaker Stacey Muhammad of Wildseed Films. Inspired by the highly acclaimed 1975 choreopoem “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” by Ntozake Shange, For Colored Boys is a series of short stories that follow the lives of African American men from various walks of life as they navigate and overcome challenges, face their fears, find their truth, mend broken relationships, find love, build families and inspire the lives of many.
The first season of For Colored Boys, subtitled REDEMPTION, follows the life of Benjamin Boyd, Sr. who upon release from prison seeks to reunite his family by rekindling his relationship with wife, “Lisa” and reassuming his role as father to his teenage daughter, Sidney and 20 year old son, “E”. A talented yet somewhat troubled young man, “E” has had to shoulder a tremendous amount of responsibility during his father’s incarceration. Returning home, Benjamin finds his son is no longer a boy, but a man unwilling to acknowledge or accept the presence of his father.