How P-Valley Tackles Colorism Within the Black Community

P-VALLEY, from left: Elarica Johnson, Brandee Evans, Scars, (Season 1, ep. 102, aired July 19, 2020). photo: Jessica Miglio / Starz / Courtesy Everett Collection

“Let that stage be your stepping stone, not your tombstone.” That’s Uncle Clifford’s number-one rule at The Pynk, a strip club off exit 2-9 in the fictional town of Chucalissa, MS, that serves as the hub for Starz’s breakout series P-Valley. Adapted from Katori Hall’s stage play P*ssy Valley, this show offers a pan-seared view of the lives of strippers in the Dirty Delta. Hall serves as creator and showrunner of the hour-long drama that humanizes sexworkers through kaleidoscopic stories….

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