But there are other filmmakers and films the public should be aware of. 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. Are we ready for a gay President? Queen Latifah plays bisexual blues legend Bessie Smith in a film that took more than two decades to come to fruition. 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.
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You may also like Out On the Town: The movie never flinches from showing Smith and Rainey flirting and canoodling with other women, and is frank in depicting the long-term relationship Smith had with her female lover on the side at the same time she was married to her male manager. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. But there are other filmmakers and films the public should be aware of.
The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. 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. Black filmmakers have had no other choice but to create despite limitations. Each of the 15 films selected for our list are just as true, making every single one of them — no matter who you are, no matter what your cultural assignation, no matter your sexual orientation — essential viewing. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions.