There are a plethora of films centered on the lives of black people who love and fuck people of the same sex, but we absolutely deserve more. Set It Off Four black women plan to rob a bank, each with their own fascinating motivation. Decades after the writer and activist's death, a book he never finished about the murders of his peers Martin Luther King Jr. Follow Metro Weekly on Instagram! A hilarious and touching film that was shot on an iPhone, Tangerine follows transgender sex worker Sin-Dee Rella, having just served a day jail term, discovering her boyfriend and pimp has been cheating on her with a cisgender woman. Super Bowl at Nellie's Sports Bar.
Moonlight is but one example of the type of beautiful and transformative work black filmmakers have always created, and not just this year.
15 LGBTQ Black Films Everyone Should See
In this classic documentary about the voguing culture in New York City, the real-life stars pirouette past racism and homophobia. And even if the film industry and public refuse to offer praise, the work of these filmmakers is no less brave and necessary. A fresh-faced Mackie plays Perry, a gay art student, who, while volunteering at a homeless shelter, meets an elderly Bruce Nugent, in whom he recognizes a version of his struggle to make art and accept his budding attraction to a white classmate. Moonlight came in, stealth-like, and stole every bit of the thunder. The Sakia Gunn Film Project revisits the murder of a year old from Newark and the resulting court battle, and sheds light on what it means to live life as a young black lesbian navigating a world where homo-antagonism might literally kill.
Moonlight came in, stealth-like, and stole every bit of the thunder. Tongues Untied Blending documentary and fiction, the film does not follow one specific character; instead, it aims to tell a larger, overarching story about the experience of black gay men. The first feature film by a black lesbian, The Watermelon Woman tells the story of Cheryl, a young black lesbian who works at a video rental store. Set It Off Four black women plan to rob a bank, each with their own fascinating motivation. Four black women plan to rob a bank, each with their own fascinating motivation.