I’m such a fan of Lamar and Ronnie Tyler, the power couple behind one of my favorite websites, BlackandMarriedWithKids. Every day of the week, the Tylers live and breath the mantra that black love is beautiful, possible and alive, and they use their website to remind us, too, to treasure it and hold it dear. So dedicated to that mantra are they that they’ve produced a documentary about it, aptly titled, “Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage.”
Last month, The Tylers gave Nick and I the distinct honor of being interviewed for their film; they travelled from their home in D.C. to our place here in Atlanta, set up their camera and lights in our living room, and then asked us a barrage of incredibly intelligent, insightful questions about African American marriages, parenting, images, culture and the like. And just yesterday, they released a new trailer for the documentary, featuring, among other couples and relationship experts, lil’ ol’ us! That’s Nick and I in the very beginning, talking about how we black folk play a major part in the negative images associated with our community.
Thanks, Lamar and Ronnie, for trusting our voices in your project. The straight-to-DVD project will be released and available for purchase sometime this month. I’ll keep you all posted on the DVD’s availability. In the meantime, check out the new trailer below.