Anthony Anderson’s explosive web series, “Anacostia”

I just got through viewing the last three episodes from season 2 of Anthony Anderson’s riveting web series, “Anacostia“, and I have to tell you that I am amazed by his creative gift of bringing dramatic cinema to life.  The cast is an array of talented women and men who literary become the characters they portray, and it makes their performances believable.

In this series you have couples dealing with some very intense issues from alcoholism, betrayal, prostitution, black mail, infidelity, domestic violence, mental instabilities, rape, and deceit.  As you can imagine, all of these issues yield a bevy of dangerous and emotionally disturbing circumstances that are intertwined into plots that leave you wanting more.

Another appealing aspect of “Anacostia” is the beautiful location where it is filmed, so addition to a great story line you really get a birds eye view of this lovely city located in Washington, D. C.  When I first started watching this series I had no idea that “Anacostia” was an actual city, and now I have a burning desire to visit the east coast as a tourist and see it for myself.

The other thing I loved about this series is that it wasn’t afraid to explore the lives of an African American, same gender loving couple which  is really a breath of fresh air.  Because “Anacostia” is filled with drama and intrigue, this couple’s life has it’s own share of upheaval as well but, as I mentioned, I love the fact that Anthony chose to include them into the series.

Anacostia” just concluded season 2, and Anthony Anderson confirmed on the Vimeo website that there will be a season 3, and that is music to my ears.

If you are looking to fill that dramatic void within you, I highly recommend you drop by Vimeo and check out this exciting web series.  Make sure you register and leave comments because we writers are inspired by them.

I know Anthony Anderson will soon be a heavy weight in cinematic expression.

Author/Blog Talk Radio Producer, G. D. Grace

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After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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5 Responses to Anthony Anderson’s explosive web series, “Anacostia”

  1. Kezia says:

    great will have to check it out.

  2. Alex Tremaine says:

    you dont want to go to the real anacostia man. one of the worst hoods in dc

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