We already have this email. 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. Your Idea Lists. Create a New Idea List. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Gary Gray directed this film about four black women; a very different project than the other big-budget black-led female film of that time, Waiting to Exhale. 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.
Harry Dodge and Silas Howard's debut feature caused quite a splash at the Sundance Film Festival, offering a window into kinds of experience that arguably remain marginalised even within queer life.
Beryl Reid wolfs down the scenery as June, an actor known and loved as sweet Sister George in a TV soap but in real life a boozed-up monster given to molesting nuns in taxi cabs. In the pursuit of pleasure, decadence piles upon decadence — never has the term Felliniesque been so appropriate. Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski Cast: The gaffe was an ironic example of the ways exceptional black films tend to be overshadowed by those centering on white characters—even if such films are mediocre.
One of the first gay black films widely distributed.