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Netflix to Air ‘Classic Black Films’ on the Streaming Service

Netflix took to Twitter Monday addressing concerns from viewers about the quantity of “classic Black films” accessible its viewers. The streaming service unveiled a new initiative to air Black films.

“LISTEN, we’ve heard you, we need more classic Black films on @Netflix,” the streaming service tweeted. Revealing their plans, the streaming service continued, “Each month, for the remainder of the year, @Netflix (US) will have a rotation of throwback films. And I’m beyond elated to announce that the first film will be none other than… B*A*P*S.”

Nextflix explained why the film would be available for a limited amount of time. “For those asking why it’s on a rotation: Unfortunately, we don’t own the rights to the film, but there’s always a chance it can come back!”

B*A*P*S director Robert Townsend took to Twitter extending kind words to the streaming service for highlighting his 1997 film. “Thank you so much for having my film on Netflix and fighting for it,” he said. “For those of you that haven’t seen #Baps you’re in for a special treat, it was written by @Troybyer and Starring the one and only @HalleBerry.”

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