Monday, August 15, 2022

Want to own a piece of wardrobe from locally filmed ‘Our Kind of People’? Here’s your chance.

WILMINGTON — Though it wasn’t renewed for a second season, the FOX television series “Our Kind Of People” — filmed in Wilmington last year — is unloading its threads for the community to own a small piece of its film history.

According to Wilmington Film Commissioner Johnny Griffin, the show is liquidating wardrobe inventory, which has been in storage since the show wrapped at the end of last year. Items for sale include men’s and women’s dress wear, as well as casual and athletic clothes, shoes, and accessories. A small selection of boys and girls clothes will be available.

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“I have been told there were some rather expensive items,” Griffin said, which will be sold at discounted prices.

Proceeds go back to the film project to cover costs of staff who have to package and process the clothing and accessories.

Griffin said there hasn’t been a public wardrobe sale on the EUE/Screen Gems lot in a while — at least since larger series like “Under the Dome,” “One Tree Hill,” and “Dawson’s Creek” wrapped years ago.

“Some of the shows will have sales that are just for the crew, family, and friends,” he noted. “After the sale, whatever is left over usually gets donated to one of the local charities.”

The 12-episode series “Our Kind Of People” ran from September 2021 through January 2022. Produced by Lee Daniels (“Empire”) and Karin Gist (“Black-ish”) — and inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s bestselling book “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class” — the second season wasn’t picked up.

It starred Yaya DaCosta (“Chicago Med,” “Whitney”), Morris Chestnut (“The Resident”), Joe Morton (“Scandal”), Nadine Ellis (“Let’s Stay Together”), Lance Gross (“Hawaii 5-0”), Rhyon Nicole Brown (“Empire”), Kyle Bary (“Ginny & Georgia”) and newcomer Alana Bright.

Wilmington was the backdrop to the drama’s setting of Oak Bluffs, known as “the Black Hamptons.” The show followed single mom Angela Vaughn, who moves to the Bluffs to launch an all-natural haircare business. Along the way of trying to fit in with the town’s wealthy residents, she learns about her family’s harried past. Season one ended in a cliffhanger with one of its characters getting shot. 

According to Variety, “Our Kind Of People” garnered 2.1 million total viewers and scored a 0.5 average rating among 18-49-year-olds, Nielsen reported in its delayed viewing data.

The “Our Kind Of People” wardrobe sale takes place Saturday, July 2, at EUE/Screen Gems Studios (1223 N. 23rd St.) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; only cash and checks are accepted.  


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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