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Rights Available! Interracial Love Explored in Short Stories

Malcolm Hansen's 'They Come in All Colors' and Kathleen Collins' 'Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?' are both ripe for optioning.

Courtesy of Harper Collins

Kathleen Collins’ ‘Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?’

They Come in All Colors (Atria) by Malcolm Hansen

Agency: New Leaf

In the wake of Moonlight comes another coming-of-age tale about black masculinity, out in spring 2018. A biracial 13-year-old boy uprooted from his small Georgia hometown to a New York prep school in 1969 faces the effects of racism and his own anger, which threaten his future.

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? (Ecco) by Kathleen Collins

Agency: UTA

This posthumous collection from the overlooked African-American filmmaker (Losing Ground), who died in 1988, is popping up on year-end “best of” lists. The short stories, mainly set during the civil rights era, deal with love and sexuality across the color line.

This story first appeared in the Jan. 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.



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