Adventures in New America



Episode One: The End

Episode Two: Love in The First Degree



Adventures In New America is the first sci-fi, political satire, Afrofuturistic buddy comedy, serialized for New Americans in a new and desperate time.

Set a few years in the future, Adventures in New America follows the escapades of two mismatched African-New-American best friends — fat, lonely, curmudgeon IA and lesbian sneak-thief Simon Carr — who take on a series of increasingly wild heists to get quick cash to pay for IA’s medical treatment while attempting to survive the wilds of New New York City... and a secret cabal of Tetchy Terrorist Vampire Zombies from outer space. Intrigued? Good! Frequently, there will be musical numbers — and radical reflections on our dangerous, beautiful, heart-pounding world

What People who know podcasts say:

Amanda Hess

"New America is a lot like old America. It’s brimming with bizarre patriotic displays. It’s going through a poke bowl craze. Every social interaction brings a heady mix of performative wokeness and racist microaggression. It’s kind of like America 2: More American."



MoMA Presents: Stephen Winter’s Jason and Shirley

A fictionalized retelling of Oscar-winner Shirley Clarke’s 1967 filmPortrait of Jason, Stephen Winter’s Jason and Shirley filets the meaty racial, social, and sexual issues raised by the original documentary encounter. Artist and filmmaker Jack Waters doesn’t so much play as channel Jason Holliday, the aging hustler, wannabe/has-been cabaret artist and lascivious lush that so fascinates and infuriates Clarke (incarnated here by renowned writer Sarah Schulman). A film within a film, shot on vintage-looking pixelated video and intimate to the point of invasiveness, Jason and Shirley ingeniously inverts the gaze of the original: now it’s a black, Jewish gay man probing and prodding the white, Jewish woman of privilege and power with his lens. The only constant in both films is the vicious strength and ultimate triumph of Jason, a screen icon if ever there was one.

Organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film.
<i>Jason and Shirley</i>. 2015. USA. Directed by Stephen Winter. Photo by Ricardo Nelson. Courtesy JaShirl LLC

Jason and Shirley. 2015. USA. Directed by Stephen Winter. Photo by Ricardo Nelson. Courtesy JaShirl LLC