I wanted to take a minute and say thank you to everyone who’s written, messaged, tweeted, followed, or slid into my DMs to talk about Black Girl in a Big Dress!! When we wrapped production just over a year ago, I had no idea that this piece would resonate with so many people and I’m so grateful to everyone who’s watched and made BGBD what it is today!!
Between my blog The Oreo Experience, a previous webseries, and a bit of standup, sketch, and storytelling, I’ve made plenty of content in the last few years, and the comments and messages have typically been things like “haha,” or “funny!” or “Aydrea, it’s Mom, please call me back, I got some test results,” or “can u do one but wit your tits out???” Needless to say, the response to Lady Kate’s misadventures has been beyond welcome and so so lovely and encouraging.
I also wanted to take a minute and answer some of the questions I get most often. Mainly The Big Question: When Is Season Two?
But in order to answer that question, I have to tell you a little bit more about how we produced Season One.
And in order to do that, I have to tell you what I’m Doing When I’m Not Producing a Webseries.
Chief among my non-webseries life is Ye Olde Dayjob. By night and by weekend, I may be an elegant Victorian Lady, but by day, I’m a frazzled animation production supervisor. I’m currently on the production staff of How To Train Your Dragon 3. When we started Black Girl in a Big Dress, the movie was in the early stages of production, so I had plenty of time to write and produce. Now, we’re in high crunch time which means 60+ hour/7 day work weeks. It’s fun, but it’s…I’m at work a lot. If you’ve seen this tumblr, it is exactly 100% accurate.
But wait, there’s more!
After I get done training dragons, I head home or to coffee shops or cafes or unsuspecting strangers couches and work on a comedy series I have in development at the moment. It’s one of those “I can’t talk about it yet” things, but as soon as I can, I’ll spill everything! During BGBD Season One, my comedy series was on hiatus, now we’re ramping up again.
But wait, there’s a little bit more.
I also regularly perform standup and storytelling and in addition to my gigs, I run a private comedy venue that hosts an awesome monthly show.
This isn’t to say that there’s no more BGBD coming, it’ll just be like the space between Game of Thrones seasons. Longer than we might like, but worth it! (Seriously, GoT, 2019?? Really??).
I know there are a LOT of creatives making art in this fashion. The hustle is real. I love the grind as much as I love seeing the work on the screen and I’m honoured to be in such lovely company. Here’s to all of you! Let’s do the damn things.
The question I get asked second most often is: What can I do to help? First of all, thank you to everyone who has asked this question. It is incredibly kind and humbling and generous.
The only thing I could ask for is for folks to keep watching and sharing! The more people who get to see BGBD, the more momentum we’ll have going into Season Two and beyond!
Oh, and please send me links to your webseries, other creative stuff you love, English-themed memes, tea meet ups, English country dance events, or anything you think I or Lady Kate would enjoy.
Thank you all ever so much for watching! Please do keep in touch.