What Is ‘Our Kind of People’ About? It’s (Sort of) Based on a Book

When single mom Angela returns home to Oak Bluffs in Martha’s Vineyard to right the wrongs that were done to her family’s name years ago and open her own business in an inherited family home, she uncovers an elite, almost secret, society.

It’s composed of Black individuals in the community, and she sets out to become part of it. She works to show how much she belongs and, as she says in the trailer for Our Kind of People, give her teenage daughter what she never had.

Creator Karin Gist told The New York Times, “Angela coming in as this disrupter is fraught with friction and skepticism, but it’s also kind of refreshing. She’s there to reclaim her family name and to discover more about her mom and what place she can carve out in Oak Bluffs.”

Karin also praised the actress who plays Angela, Yaya DaCosta, for her “empowered” attitude she brought to the role.


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