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Cocaine Cowboy Director Billy Corben on New Miniseries The Tanning of America: "Find A Good Story, Don't F**k It Up"

You won't see much Miami in Rakontur's four-part docu-series The Tanning of America, which aired on VH1 this week.

The national TV viewing audience was once again denied access to the truth of how integral the characters in our city have been to that "tanning" process. And you certainly didn't find out that a Miami record producer named Henry Stone was the first to get a black R&B record onto the white pop charts.

But other than that, The Tanning of America, was pretty fuckin' awesome, especially episodes 3 and 4. If you missed the VH1 premiere, don't worry. O Cinema will be hosting the documentary's release on Blu Ray and on demand April 8.

We caught up with director Billy Corben to find out all about it. Here's what he had to say.

See also: Billy Corben on Miami Corruption, the Next Installments of Cocaine Cowboys, and Courtroom Tweets (Sort Of)

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Jacob Katel
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