The gay-inclusive docu-series Jersey Strong premieres
Saturday on upstart cabler Pivot.
Jersey Strong, from the
Peabody Award-winning producers of the critically-acclaimed and
Emmy-nominated Brick City,
follows two families working and living in Newark, New Jersey.
Jayda and Creep are raising two
young kids while pursuing their careers and following their dreams.
Jayda is a former Blood gang member, while Creep is a Crip. Their
family life is juxtaposed alongside Brooke's life. Jayda and Brooke
are connected by the fact that Brooke, a trial attorney, once
represented Jayda, who now looks to help other women in Newark.
“I was given a second chance to turn my life around,” Jayda
says in the show's pilot. “My ultimate goal is to have a
non-profit organization to really help the young ladies in Newark.”
Brooke and her fiancee Maggie, who has two college-aged children
from a previous relationship, live and work together.
“Right now I'm still like figuring it all out. Like [I'm]
sometimes curious how the kids really see me,” Brooke says. “I
battle with what my role really is.”
We don't see Jayda and Brooke together until the pilot's final
“Give me some love,” Jayda
says as the women share a hug.
(The show's trailer is embedded
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