The film follows a young woman who bleaches her dark skin in order to feel more beautiful.

Jolie A. Doggett
Nov, 13, 2014

LisaRaye McCoy makes her directorial debut by tackling colorism in the African-American community in the upcoming film Skinned

The film follows a young woman named Jolie (played by Jasmine Burke of Drumline: A New Beat) who bleaches her dark skin in order to feel more beautiful and get a man. However, she soon finds that life doesn't get easier for her after her skin is lighter.

In addition to directing, McCoy also has a lead role as Jolie's mother.

The film's creators and producers are hoping the movie will send a message about self-acceptance and even launched the "No Bleach! Love The Skin You're In" campaign, an initiative "designed to make a global impact to bring awareness to the harmful dangers and side effects including death," according to the film website.

Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming drama, Skinned.