LisaRaye McCoy takes on the sensitive subject of colorism in her directorial debut, Skinned.

Set for a TV One premiere next year, the film showcases colorism, self-hatred and skin tones in the Black community through the main character, Jolie.

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Jolie (Jasmine Burke) is a brown-skinned young woman who battles with low self-esteem and struggles with misconceptions about beauty. Her mother, played by McCoy, and two sisters are of a lighter complexion. Turning to skin bleaching products after years of insecurity, Jolie encounters consequences that come back to haunt her.

In November, Skinned won the award for Best Independent Film at Atlanta’s Bronze Lens Film Festival last November.

Skinned premieres on TV One on January 9.

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