2:00 AM is for the poets. The lovers and the writers. The visionaries and the photographers. The painters and the overthinkers...and Bea Freeman, a college dropout, out-of-work artist and dreamer sitting at a roundtable in her living room taking shots of Malort. Set in the windy city of Chicago, You’re So Talented, doesn’t ooze black girl magic, there isn't a superwoman-esque protagonist, there’s just Bea Freeman dancing to the beat of her own drum. The web series follows Bea (played by Sam Bailey) a Chicago-based artist who is figuring out her 20s and the drama that comes along with that while figuring out her next move. In the first season, we get an introduction to who Bea Freeman really is. We see that she’s an aspiring actress who’s easily discouraged as she puts her feet to the pavement looking for work after a gig unexpectedly fell through. We see that she’s just looking for love, but she ain’t beat for the male shenanigans as she owns her sexual power. We see a black girl rising to womanhood as she tries to define her art in her own voice. Bea Freeman has proven to be the next big spokeswoman for the carefree alternative black girl since Issa Rae as she tries to find her niche within the independent art industry where everyone’s trying to make it. Now in its second season, You’re So Talented has been honored by the Tribeca Film Festival as part of their New Online Work Program and has been nominated for a Gotham Award in the Breakthrough Series - Short Film category. In a sit down with creator and actress Sam Bailey, we get a deeper glimpse into the character of Bea Freeman and more.
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