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Jessica Williams Dances Through The Incredible Jessica James Trailer

We’ve been missing national hero Jessica Williams since she left The Daily Show, so it’s very exciting to see her in the upcoming Netflix original movie The Incredible Jessica James.

In the trailer, we see Williams in New York City embarking on the 20-something journey of Tinder dates, dancing, and asserting “I’m pretty, I’m smart, I am a cocoa queen” to a woman while working her catering job. Just, you know, the typical NYC stuff. There’s also a pretty great moment when she’s on the subway and gestures at a man-spreader to close his man legs.

Here’s the full synopsis:

“Jessica Williams (The Daily Show) stars as a young, aspiring playwright in New York City who is struggling to get over a recent breakup. She is forced to go on a date with the recently divorced Boone, played by Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and the unlikely duo discover how to make it through the tough times in a social media obsessed post-relationship universe.

Lakeith Stanfield (FX’s Atlanta, Straight Outta Compton) and Noël Wells (Netflix’s Master of None) co-star. The film was written and directed by Jim Strouse and produced by Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub of Beachside. Jessica Williams and Kerri Hundley serve as executive producers.”

Williams has spoken candidly about the challenges and pressures as a young black woman to represent “these ideals and values that I was taught as a young lady” while being “still kind of a mess” as many young women are. The movie comes onto the streaming service July 28th. Are you going to check it out?

(image: Netflix)

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