'Accused' is an anthology series created by Howard Gordon, based on the British series of the same name. Every episode introduces a different perspective, revealing a new character and events for the audience. Most of the events mentioned in the fifth episode leave one wondering if the episode is true.
Is the charge against Accused "Robyn's Story" based on a true story?
Porter felt this was an opportunity to showcase his personal experiences on screen. “It's one of those moments when you just... I stand in awe of what has happened to me once I chose my own authenticity.”
Porter referred to the episode as a chance to have "tough conversations" and "creative safe spaces" to discuss issues that otherwise would be rejected. He also discussed many topics with Robyn's boyfriend Jamie and discussed the consequences that come with it.
Porter noted that during his time, there was a clear lack of black gay men on the screen, but all that has changed in the recent year, with him being instrumental in bringing about that change. "We're also moving into this space where the actual persons who are causing the story to be told are the ones who decide to tell it."
He continues on his quest to uncover more such stories and hopes that my work may inspire others to remember "our collective humanity." "That's what heals," Porter said.