You may have heard of BBC’s new drama I May Destroy You, having garnered high-profile fans such as Adele.
The raw – yet also funny – series is written by Michaela Coel based on her real-life experience of sexual assault. But Arabella (Coel) isn’t the only one who falls victim to abuse; her friend Kwame (Paapa Essiedu) – who is openly gay – shocked viewers with his performance as a victim of male sexual assault.
What we believed was going to be a threesome between Kwame, his long-term flirt Derae (Ansu Kabia) and a stranger they met on a hook-up app (Samson Ajewole), takes a turn for the unexpected when Derae, who’s still at the discreet stage of his sexual identity, leaves.
The actors all delivered great performances, but the Golden Globes definitely go to Ajewole…
So much more the just hot bodies, Cole’s gritty new project deserves all of its praise. Proving that Coel can not only do both comedic and serious acting, but that she’s far from a one-trick pony. Cole previously starred and wrote Chewing Gum, as well as featuring in Black Mirror, and Black Moon Rising.