Lance Gross and Issa Rae Star in Ava Duvernay’s ‘Say Yes’ [Video]

Get ready to fall in love with Lance Gross all over again. The handsome actor is one of many prominent black actors taking part in Say Yes, a short film shot by Middle of Nowhere director Ava Duvernay. In just 7 minutes, we see just how amazing life can be when we welcome positivity and love. Kali Hawk and Lance Gross star as “Him” and “Her,” two star crossed lovers who take a big step with the support of friends, including Issa Rae who makes a short cameo.

Say Yes is a collaboration between Duvernay and Fashion Fair, a beauty company that caters to women of color.

“I was thrilled to be asked to create a film for Fashion Fair, a brand that has always embraced women of color, and that women of color have so often embraced. The film is a meditation on the power of ‘yes,’ illustrating what can happen when we affirm our family, our friends, ourselves. I also thought about the many ways that Fashion Fair says ‘yes’ to us. Yes to our variance of skin tone, yes to our different ages, yes to our body sizes, yes to the myriad of elements that we are. That’s something worth celebrating,” says Duvernay of her newest project.

Watch the short masterpiece below.


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