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The REEL Black Same Gender Loving Filmography Resource (A 24/7 ONLINE FILM DATABASE)

The REEL Black Same Gender Loving Filmography Resource (A 24/7 ONLINE FILM DATABASE)
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

THE REEL BLACK SAME GENDER LOVING
FILMOGRAPHY RESOURCE
Part I of III: REEL Black Same Gender Loving Films (110)



ROD PATRICK RISBROOK
Presents
THE REEL BLACK SAME GENDER LOVING
FILMOGRAPHY RESOURCE


No copyright infringement of the words and pictures used in this compilation of work are intended. It is the sole purpose of the author of this reference and resource compilation to enlighten, educate and make exciting FUN for the public the body of film and television work out there depicting the lives of Same Gender Loving (SGL) people of African descent.SGL is a culturally affirming and coined term that emerged in the early 1990s to offer Black women who love women and Black men who love men (and other people of color) a way of identifying that resonated with the uniqueness of Black life and culture. SGL was created to affirm, embrace, reference and lovingly umbrella homosexual, bisexual and transgender people of African descent.Please reference and take note of this electronic blog edition if you wish, and go happy DVD (and maybe Blu-ray disc) shopping. A few reputable e-commerce web links have been provided below for your shopping convenience!

 
This compilation is meant to
ACKNOWLEDGE, APPRECIATE, AFFIRM, ACCEPT & ACHÉ

all same gender loving people of the African Diaspora!
LOVE!
SPREAD THE ENLIGHTENMENT
BY LETTING THIS COMPILATION BE KNOWN TO OTHERS!
You can contact me (ROD) to suggest a film I missed,
ask a question or send me comments to: BIG.ROD02[at]GMAIL.COM


A SPECIAL THANKS TO
DAMON J. MURPHY WHO BECAME THE SPARK,
THE LIGHT AND
THE INSPIRATION FOR ME TO BEGIN THIS PROJECT


A FEW LINKS FOR PURCHASING
SOME OF THESE
MOVIE TITLES ON DVD

Amazon.com: www.amazon.com

CD Universe:
www.cduniverse.com

Deep Discount:
www.deepdiscount.com

DVD Empire:
www.dvdempire.com

DVD Planet:
www.dvdplanet.com

Netflix.com:
www.netflix.com (Rental Only)

TLA Video:
www.tlavideo.com

Wolfe Video:
www.wolfevideo.com

Rare Black Video and DVD Fair (Harlem, New York City):

www.moaac.org
Ph: 212-749-5298 (Call For More Information)

Sisters in Cinema:
African American SGL Women Produced Film, Video, and Multimedia www.sistersincinema.com/forum/lesbianfilms.html







PART I of III:
REEL Black Same Gender Loving Films
PART I looks at film and television productions where the stories' main focus centers on the same gender love experiences of real life persons or characters specifically from the African Diaspora.



Throughout this REEL Black Same Gender Loving Filmography Resource, there is a DVD logo next to certain movie titles which means those titles are available for rental/sale on the DVD format. I provide a bunch of links (above) to reputable Internet/on-line resources.



Affirmations (1990)

Running Time: 10 minutes
Directed by Marlon Riggs

This film affirms the homosexual Black community as a vital part of society. While marching, many Black SGL men confront hatred and stand together.





Writer/Directer
Marlon Riggs





A
fter Nine (2007)
Running Time: N/A
Genre: Drama
Language: Broadcast in
Zulu, Tswana and English (with English subtitles) Produced by Lesego Majatladi and Sechaba Morejele in South Africa
This tv mini-series (commissioned by SABC1 in South Africa) explores the sensitive issues surrounding China (played by Lucky Khoza), a homosexual Black man in a heterosexual relationship, who secretly delves into his sexual preferences. It touches on his inner struggles, his double life, and society's and his family's expectations of him.









All God's Children (1996)
Running Time: 26 minutesProducers and Directors: Dr. Dee Mosbacher & Frances Reid and Dr. Sylvia Rhue
Cinematography: Frances Reid



All God's Children presents a political, social, and religious analysis of sexual orientation within the context of the traditional African American values of freedom, inclusion, and the Christian ethic.


Through the voices of politicians, religious leaders, academics, family members, and activists, All God's Children vividly illustrates the human toll exacted upon society by the unspoken stigmatization and alienation of Black same gender loving women and men.


Interwoven with music, the intricately layered stories unfold on the screen creating a tapestry with the theme of spiritual understanding. Respected religious and political leaders Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. James Forbes, Rev. Carol L. Murray, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Senator Carol Moseley-Braun, Mayor Ken Reeves, and Cornel West call for spiritual reconciliation and a commitment to equal rights and social justice for all people.

View The Complete Film Online Here:
http://www.womanvision.org/all-gods-children.html


All God's Children is part of the Unlearning Homophobia series which is available on DVD:
http://www.womanvision.org/purchase.html







Alma's Rainbow (1993)

Running Time: 85 minutesRonald Gray, Director of Photography

Alma Gold (Kim Weston- Moran) is the owner of a popular beauty parlor. Her daughter Rainbow (Victoria Gabrielle Platt), is struggling to find her own identity and deal with her awakening sexuality. Alma and her sister, Ruby (Mizan Nunes), a free-spirited chanteuse, present the alternatives which Rainbow must come to terms with in order to find her own way. 





Animal Drill (2010)
Running Time:
24 minutes

Genre: Drama/Short Film
Co-written by Daniel Murphy and Patrick Murphy
Directed by Patrick Murphy


A son must prove his manhood to his father by trying out for his high school’s basketball team. Despite pressure from his washed-up father and the intense tactics of his coach, he fights through many kinds of pain to affirm his true self.






Anthem (1991)

[Part of the film anthology Boys’ Shorts (1993)]
Running Time: 9 minutes
Genre: Documentary

This short film explores how the homosexual community is depicted in society and serves as a weapon of empowerment for its members.








Ashley and Kisha: Finding The Right Fit (2007)
Running Time: 52 minutes
Genre: Documentary

When they first met, Ashley was a lady-killer and proud of it; Kisha was sexually conservative and straight. But Ashley's doggy ways turned to dogged determination as she watched one after another of her surefire moves fail to get her into Kisha's pants. Finally, after weeks of failed seduction, Ashley's determination paid off: Kisha's ambivalence gave way to curiosity, her curiosity gave way to desire, and ultimately desire blossomed into love.





















B.D. Women (1994)
Running Time: 20 minutes
Genre: Documentary/Romance
This is a wonderful celebration of the history and culture of Black same gender loving sistahs. Lively interviews feature Black women talking candidly about their sexual and racial identities. These contemporary views are cleverly interwoven with a dramatized love story, set in the 1920s, in which a sultry romance develops between a gorgeous jazz singer and her stylish butch lover. B.D. WOMEN rewrites the vanished history of Black SGL women’s lives in an eloquent and entertaining way. Produced in England.





 
Batty Man (2006)
Running Time: 48 minutes
Genre: DocumentaryProduced in the United Kingdom
With “civil partnerships” for homosexual people an acceptable part of the wider domestic and cultural landscape in England (for 40 years now), popular comedian (and recently admitted homosexual) Stephen K. Amos explores a very serious and life threatening look at whether young people in the Black community are finally ready to accept that it's okay to be Black and homosexual. Batty Man is an observational documentary following Amos as he embarks on a journey through the UK and the Caribbean island of Jamaica to confront and cajole his community into accepting that enmity, shaming, inciting violence and murder will not make Black homosexuals disappear.







Being Proud Black & LGBT in America (2007)
Running Time: 49 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Directed by Monalisa McCombs

This intimate portrait allows a diverse group of proud same gender loving African-Americans to tell their stories, and sharing how race, religion, family, and sexuality have shaped who they are today. Documentary.












Beneath The Surface (2004?)
Running Time: 9 minutes
Genre: Short Film/Silent

Written, produced and directed by Kirk Shannon-Butts
Words are not necessary to express desire and attraction when a basketball toting B-Boy unveils beauty onto the world. “Beneath the Surface” is a
modern day fantasy infused with the Greek myth of Narcissus. As suitors vie for Beauty’s attention, he is only affected with the magnificence of the rose. Barking off the Homo Thug, an older handsome man is able to sway Beauty’s attention, if only for a while.







Beyond Labels (2010?)
Running Time: 60 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Directed by Jaime Sylla

This intimate look at the lives of SGL Black men living and working in the UK and the challenges they face as homosexual men. What does it mean to be Black and homosexual in the UK? Jaime Sylla’s new film explores the life experiences of a group of men who all too often have been rendered invisible in history and stigmatized by their own communities because of their sexuality and race. Focusing on a range of Black SGL men of different ages and cultural backgrounds, Beyond Labels looks at how racism and homophobia can impact upon the construction of a healthy Black and homosexual identity.







Billy & Aaron (2010)
Running Time: 11 minutes
Starring Brandon Delagraentiss as Billy and Ignaro Petronilia as Aaron
Written and directed by Rodney Evans

A short narrative drama that explores the personal and professional dilemmas faced by the openly homosexual jazz composer Billy Strayhorn in the early 1940’s.




















Billy Turner’s Secret (1990)
[Part of the film anthology Boys’ Shorts (1993)]
Running Time: 27 minutes
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Starring Mark D. Kennerly
Written and directed by Michael Mayson

Billy (
Mark D. Kennerly) and Rufus ( Michael Mayson) live together and share everything, except Billy's secret – he's homosexual. This hip urban comedy takes a advertent look at the connection between misogyny and homophobia, and among the first African-American films to deal with these subjects.




I (ROD) recently reached out to writer/director Michael Mayson on Facebook (on the weekend of August 7th & 8th, 2010) and THANKED him so much for his contribution to the SGL experience with his film Billy Turner's Secret. I was humbled and giddy when Michael responded back to me and I want to share his response with the African Family:

Thanks for your warm thoughts. BTS ("Billy") was a tremendous experience for me at NYU (New York University). We shot it on 16mm (film) all over NYC and Brooklyn, cut it on the 9th floor and mixed it up at Sound One. We had our official premiere in the basement of 721 a looong time ago. It has been good to me and am always appreciative and inspired by its life. I wish you the best always with your work. The best thing about BTS and NYU was nobody had to give me permission or write me a check to make my movie. We were able to tell the story we wanted to.

Thanks for the shout...Mike.








Black Aura On An Angel (2004)
Running Time: 64 minutes
Genre: Thriller/Drama
Written, produced and directed by Faith Trimel

A psychological thriller that depicts the devastating effects of a woman’s mental illness on a blossoming love affair. When Angel meets Phaedra, she is instantly captivated with such a
beautiful, mysterious woman. The two embark on a torrid affair, and soon fall passionately in love. Shortly after, Phaedra begins having jealous rages over Angel’s imagined infidelities. Angel’s cannot, warns her to get out, but she is in too deep. An exploration of of sensuality, insanity, and salvation and asks the question, “If you try to save someone, can you love yourself”.DVD Purchase: www.customflix.com/206843















Black Beulahs (2006)
Running Time: 52 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Directed by Fanney Tsimong
Produced in South AfricaBlack Beulahs whose title refers to the Soweto slang terminology for "fabulous and ravishing" SGL men, shadows a trio of such subjects (an entertainer, a choreographer and a body builder) who grapple with the daily challenges of being successful homosexual public figures in a conservative South African borough that, despite its vibrancy and diversity, is still peppered with hostile attitudes and stereotypical notions of the SGL community. Their separate stories join to form an insightful and inspirational glimpse into achieving success in the face of a sometimes hostile culture.


















Black Men and Me (2006)

Running Time: 6 minutes
Genre: Short FIlm
Directed By: Michele Clarke

A Trinidadian SGL women has her head shaved in a barbershop while she reflects on her masculinity. Produced in Canada.








Black Men’s Xchange-New York [BMX-NY] TV Special: What is Our Relationship to “Black Pride” in the New Millennium? (2006)
Running Time: 58 minutes
Genre: Social Commentary/TV Talk Show

This pilot tv show critically looks at Black [SGL] people and our connection, or lack thereof, around self-determination and Black Pride. Produced at Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) in New York City. TV Talk Show. BMX-NY, a space for Black same gender loving men meets every Friday in Harlem (New York City) from 8 to 11PM
Website: www.BMXNY.org







Black Nations/Queer Nations? (1995)
Running Time: 59 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Directed by Shari Frilot

Shari Frilot directs this experimental documentary that chronicles the groundbreaking 1995 conference on same gender loving (male and female) sexualities in the African Diaspora. The film highlights the conference brought together an array of dynamic scholars, activists and cultural workers including Essex Hemphill, Kobena Mercer, Barbara Smith, Urvashi Vaid and Jacqui Alexander to interrogate the economic, political and social situations of diasporic same gender loving men and women, bisexual and transgendered peoples. The video brings together the highlights of the conference and draws connections between popular culture and contemporary Black homosexual media production. The participants discuss various topics: Black and homosexual identity, the shortcomings of Black nationalism, and homophobia in Black communities. Drawing upon works such as Isaac Julien's "The Attendant" and Jocelyn Taylor's "Bodily Functions", this documentary illuminates the importance of this historic conference for Black same gender loving folks,














Black./Womyn.:Conversations with Lesbians of African Descent (2008)
Running Time: N/A minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Written and Directed by Tiona McClodden
Stars Staceyann Chin, Cheryl Clarke, Michelle Parkerson, Aishah Shahidah Simmons

Black./Womyn.:Conversations is a feature length documentary focusing on the lives and views of SGL women of African descent from various backgrounds. The documentary is structured by interviews - "conversations" - the director had with each of the women. It features candid interviews with Black SGL women discussing coming out, sexuality and religion, love and relationships, marriage, patriarchy, visibility in media, discrimination and homophobia, activism, gender identity, Black SGL youth and elders, balancing gender/race/sexuality, and finally, what it means to call oneself a Black SGL woman today.












Blind Faith (1998)
Running Time: 122 minutes
Genre:
Drama
Directed by Ernest Dickerson
Starring Courtney B. Vance, Charles Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Lonette McKee, and Garland Whitt.

This story deals with the life of a same gender loving teenager in 1957 in a homophobic and racists Bronx, New York environment in which he is
accused of strangling a white boy.









Blood (2005)
Running Time: 17 minutes
Genre:
Drama/Short Film
Directed by Kolton Lee

Danny is a champion amateur boxer about to compete in his first professional fight. Produced in the United Kingdom.









Blueprint (2007)
Running Time: 75 minutes
Genre:
Drama/Romance
Directed by Kirk Shannon-Butts

Blueprint eschews traditional narrative for a fresh and intriguing approach to storytelling marked by a special attention to place and mood. Two attractive young African-American college students are drawn to one another despite essentially opposite personalities. Reserved Keith’s time in New York City is nearing its end, but when free-spirit Nathan suddenly appears, he finds himself slowly opening up to new possibilities.
DVD Sales: http://www.flickeria.com












Brooklyn's Bridge To Jordan (2005)
Running Time: 20 minutes
Genre: Drama
Directed by Tina Mabry

After losing her life partner in a car accident, a woman with a buried secret must not only fight to keep the couples' estranged teenage son from her partner's intolerant brother, but rebuild her and the son's troubled relationship.








Brother to Brother (2004)
Running Time: 94 minutes
Genre:
DramaProduced and directed by Rodney Evans

A film about the life of a young Black same gender loving man who experiences harsh realities and who connects with Harlem
Renaissance writer Richard Bruce Nugent.












Butch Mystique (2003)
Running Time: 35 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Written, produced and directed by Debra A. Wilson

This documentary exposes the rules, thoughts, passions, and concerns of African American butch-stud, identified SGL women. Women from varying backgrounds –
mothers, activists, and artists – share raw, powerful and intimate thoughts on being outside the norm, being powerful butch-identified women and being themselves.
http://www.moyo-entertainment.com/index.htm










Chocolate Babies (1997)
Running Time: 83 minutes
Genre:
DramaWritten and directed by Stephen Winter

Underground band of HIV+ activists of color banding together to expose political
corruption around the AIDS epidemic.

















Christopher Street TV (2007)
Running Time: 27 minutes
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Pilot/Episode 1: “Meet The Friends” Christopher Street is in the heart of the West Village or as many people know it as Greenwich Village. In the village you can have quite an experience you can witness all types of men, women, a few children, young, old, big, or small, and not to mention day. Yes gay, The Village is like the Gay Capitol of the world, in fact in this particular neighborhood you can shop, eat, and explore nothing but gayness. That’s why Christopher Street chooses to hang out there, no not the street name the person… Christopher Dewayne Street, however his friends call him Chris for short. Christopher Street is originally from Memphis Tennessee, but now he resides in the Big Apple where he is learning new and exciting things everyday. After making his transition a few years later his best friend Jharemy and Jharemy’s boyfriend Tony decided to follow Chris’ footsteps and move to New York City also. With Chris you can expect anything he is fashion forward and fashionably dysfunctional, he might be a boy today and a full grown woman on tomorrow; you either love him, hate him, or both. Within his friend circle you meet the loyal wife Jharemy, the cry baby Ashton, and the diva of all times Miss Shawn. Through the lives of Chris and his diverse group of friends we see the challenges that four young homosexual men face while being young gay minorities. Each character has their own individual struggle that affects theirlives within their friend circle and the world. These young men deal with troubles that range from relationship issues, sexual identity, self-love, abuse, HIV/AIDS, and acceptance not only from the world, but from themselves. Chris, Jharemy, Ashton, and Shawn are bridging the gap of lacked knowledge by enlightening the world with the truth of being a young gay adult. Christopher Street…Beverly Hill’s 90210 meets Girlfriends meets Queer As Folk… you’ll love it! www.christopherstreettv.com




















 









Closet, The (2004)
Running Time:
minutes varies per episode
Genre: Drama/Soap OperaCreated by Maurice Townes & Kevin F. Allen of Senwot Nella Productions.

This is a series which reflects the stories of diverse men (Emory Lawsen, Zachary Sledge, Isaiah Edwards, Nathaniel C. Bullock, Brice Hennedy and Ricardo Iglesia) living their lives to the beat of a different drum within the heterosexual society of Baltimore.
4 episodes were completed to this series)
DVD Sales: www.thecloset.tv/thecloset_purchase.html



























Cover (2007)
Running Time: 98 minutes
Genre:
Drama/MysteryStarring Vivica A. Fox, Aunjanue Ellis, Paula Jay Parker, Louis Gossett, Jr., Patti LaBelle, Mya, Leon and Roger Guenveur Smith . Directed by Bill Duke (“Predator”, “Hoodlum”, “A Rage In Harlem”, “X-Men 3”).

When Ryan Chambers is murdered on New Year's Eve, the prime suspect is Valerie Maas. Valerie is a church-going homemaker whose life unravels when she discovers that her husband of 15 years has not only been living
a closeted homosexual life on the DL (down low), he's infected her with HIV. Her strength of character and faith keeps the family alive as the disease threatens to destroy their happiness. NOTE: This film in its early stages of development was originally called INVISIBLE. A trailer was filmed and shot to garner interest from studio executives and movie goers on-line.


Link: http://www.billduke.com/Invisible/invisible.html
The original plot synopsis which differs greatly from Cover is described below: "Dutch", a handsome young family man and professional doctor becomes involved with a male partner. That one night of passion leads to a possible lifetime of suffering after Dutch’s male partner is diagnosed with HIV. Dutch is consumed with rage because he learns that he may have contracted the virus and passed it on to his wife. Once his wife learns of his male affair Dutch’s family life starts crashing around him.












Dakan [Destiny] (1997)
Running Time: 87 minutes
Genre:
DramatesLanguage: Spoken in French and Malinke (w/English subtitles)
Filmed in Guinea, West Africa
Directed by Mohamed Camara

This film is about two
African males’ relationship with each other in a traditional African society where homosexuality is not approved of.













Dani & Alice (2005)
Running Time: N/A minutesGenre: Drama
Written and directed by Roberta Marie Munroe

This film deals with woman-to-woman partner abuse. Dani is angry after a night out with Alice, and
fuelled by insecurity and acting on impulse, attacks Alice in an unthinkable scene of harrowing physical violence. This sensitive subject is conveyed with deep insight, and acknowledges Alice’s poignant dilemma of dealing with the shock of being hurt, alongside a profound loyalty to protect her ‘black, butch’ lover from the police. Both Lisa Branch (Dani), and Yolanda Ross (Alice) are stunning to watch in this fleeting film that leaves you shaken up and sore. Even so, Dani & Alice addresses an important theme that is not to be ignored.








 





Darker Side of Black, The (1993)
Running Time: 55 minutes
Genre:
Documentary Directed by Isaac Julien
Gangsta chic, violence and nihilism, the hard edge of Rap and Reggae increasingly
dominates the image of black popular culture. This is an intelligent and provocative investigation of the complex issues raised by the genre, such as ritualized machismo, misogyny, homophobia, and gun glorification. Noted experts on black history, such as Cornel West of Princeton University, and Michael Manly, former prime minister of Jamaica, analyze the phenomenon and give insights into its development and meaning. Filmed in dance halls, hip hop clubs, and using interviews and music video clips from London, Jamaica and the USA. Includes interviews with Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, and Britain's Moni Love.









Desperate For Love (2005)
Running Time: 22 minutes
Genre:
Drama/Comedy/Short Film
Written, produced and directed by Angel L. Brown
A Black SGL sistah who's been out of the dating scene for quite some time; desperate for love, goes through all the drama that comes along with finding true love in all the wrong places only to realize she need to love herself first.
www.desperateforlovethemovie.com





 





Did I Just Look At Her (2004)
Running Time: 14 minutes
Genre:
ComedyWritten, produced & directed by Coquie Hughes
Invited to her SGL cousin's birthday dinner, Melanie finds that dinner isn't the only thing on her mind. Comedy film about a heterosexual girl fantasizing about her experience with being with a SGL sistah.










Different Image, A (1982)Running Time: 51 minutes
Genre: Drama
Directed by Alile Sharon Larkin
Starring CAnderson as Michael Adisa Anderson
This film focuses on a beautiful young Black woman Alana (Margot Saxon-Federella) who insists on defining herself and her relationship with her friend Vincent (Michael Adisa Anderson). The film confronts the sexism of Black men who have adopted western attitudes towards women as sex objects.




Different Kind of Black Man, A (2001)

Running Time: 19 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Directed by Sheila J. Wise

This documentary takes a fascinating, yet serious
examination on “Being SGL”, “Masculinity”, and the “The Black Community”.








Dirty Laundry (2007)

Running Time: 90 minutes
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Rockmond Dunbar (Soul Food), Loretta Devine (Crash, Waiting to Exhale, Dreamgirls), Sommore (The Queens of Comedy), Terri J. Vaughn (The Steve Harvey Show) and Sheryl Lee Ralph (Moesha, Sister Act 2, The Flinstones, Dreamgirls).
Directed by Maurice Jamal

A modern-day prodigal son story with a twist. It follows magazine writer Patrick, skillfully played by Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break, Soul Food),
who seems to have the "perfect life," until one day there is a knock at the door. On the other side stands a secret that brings him face to face with the traditional southern family he hasn't seen in over 10 years and turns his world upside down!













DL Chronicles, The (2005-2007)
Running Time: 30 minutes (For Each Episode Approximately; some are longer)
Genre: Drama
Written, produced & directed by Quincy Lenear and Deondray Gossett

Narrated by aspiring journalist Chadwick Williams, The DL Chronicles tells the episodic stories of men of color who by consequence or by choice, live a sexually ambivalent and duplicitous lifestyle. As Chadwick pursues research for an Ambitious anthology about the unspoken and uncounted voices of MSM [Men who Sleep with Men], we enter into their provocative and intriguing world of sexual and discovery, denial, betrayal, love and loss.












 








Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project (2008)
Running Time: 55 minutes Genre:
Documentary
Directed by Charles Bernard Brack

A documentary honoring the life of Sakia Gunn, a 15 year old same gender loving girl who was killed in Newark, New Jersey in a hate crime. Dreams Deferred investigates the effects of her loss on family, friends, and other SGL youth of color.












A Young Sakia






Dreams of Passion (1989)
Running Time: N/A minutes
Genre: Drama/Short Film
This short focuses on intimacy and desire between two African American same gender loving sistahs.






Epidemic Chronicles, The (2010)
Running Time: 88 minutes
Genre: Drama
Written, produced and directed by Lance Forrest

Dramatic story about the plight of the epidemic HIV and how no one is exempt. Epidemic Chronicles addresses the sensitive issue of HIV and the effect it has on five men lives. Kevin a single parent, Steven a Hustler, Mark a Personal Trainer, Shaun a College Student raised in a Christian family and John an Engineer with a wife who is expecting. With only six degrees of separation between these men they learn the city they live in is extremely small but the world seem to be even smaller. They live in different major cities, leading very different lives but have one thing in common! The dark side of how one person can change five lives! Epidemic Chronicles is a extraordinary look into an epidemic that has taken the African American community and world by storm.
DVD Sales: epidemicchronicles.com











Everything Must Come To Light (2003)
Running Time: 25 minutes
Genre:
Documentary

Spirituality and sexuality intertwine in focusing on the lives of three dynamic same gender loving women who are Sangomas (traditional healers) living in Soweto, South Africa. They are articulate, sympathetic women who are willing to share their stories. This is an unusual story in a realm that is often shrouded in silence and secrecy. After leaving their husbands, two of the women were able to explore their sexuality in relation to other women as a result of their dominant male ancestors instructing them to take wives. The relationship with their ancestors and the roles that they play in their healing powers and their sexuality are focal points in this documentary. Acting as both personal confidant and documentarian, Mpumi Njinge captures the unique stories of these powerful and revered women.

























Finding Me (2009)
Running Time: 120 minutes
Genre:
Drama
Directed by Roger Omeus

Finding Me explores the story of a young SGL man who struggles with self-acceptance and self-hate in his urban community. His journey ("What am I doing with my life?" ) towards self-actualization is defined by love, strong external
friendships, grief and his Father's hatred of his sexuality. Faybien meets a man that proves there is life after “coming out”. This love reveals to Faybien that he is worthy of love, respect, and happiness. Faybien's self-hate, love and relationships collide in a dramatic resolution that will leave him forever changed and reborn.



















Finding Me: Truth (2011)
Running Time: 100 minutes
Genre:
Drama
Directed by Roger Omeus
Fabien Allen tries to simplify his life and romantic entanglements. Forced to acknowledge and reconcile his naive nature, this tall, dark and handsome young buck develops a series of unlikely relationships while simultaneously trying to capture the heart of his true love again. Meanwhile, his two best friends see what is really happening and try to keep Fabien in check as they tackle their own dilemmas. Truth explores the depth and intimacy of friendships, the uncertain path of life, and then asks how decisions can be forged in the midst of it all.







 





Fluidity (2006)
Running Time: 45 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Directed by LaJon Daniels

A documentary asking various pertinent questions around a range of topics to various individuals and accounting for the lives of the Black same gender loving community
.





Four Rent Boys and a Sangoma (2004)
Running Time: 60 minutes
Genre:
DocumentaryThis documentary charts the secret lives of five men in Johannesburg. It is a story of transactional sex, intimate exchanges, lost dreams, and doing whatever it takes to get by. Unabashedly honest interviews detail the lives of these survivors. Living within the AIDS pandemic is a daily reality for all, but some are altogether ignorant of HIV/AIDS education. Between the possibility of violence, danger, and disease, hustling these streets is indeed a risky business.









Holiday Heart (2000)
Running Time: 100 minutes
Genre:
Drama/Comedy
Starring Ving Rhames, Alfre Woodard and Mykelti Williamson
Directed by Robert Townsend

A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the
daughter.








 



Homoteens (1993)
Running Time: 60 minutes
Genre:
Documentary

Joan Jubela's film in which 5 New York City teens (2 Black, 2 Hispanic, 1 White; 2 of them female, 3 males) makes a 20-minute film each about their lives being homosexual.
(Damon Murphy was the anonymous teen).










How Do I Look? (2005)
Running Time: 70 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Starring Willie Ninja, Pepper Labeija and Jose Xtravaganza and many, many more

Captures for the past 10 years the natural
artistic vogueing and fashion progression of the 30-year old Harlem tradition and show casing their talents on the runway. This is a loose sequel of sorts to Paris Is Burning (1990).









If I Wuz Yo Gyrl (2001)
Running Time: 75 minutes
Genre:
Drama Written, produced and directed by Coquie Hughes

Pressure cooker drama about domestic violence between two
interrelated SGL couples.







 



Immaculate (2004?)
Running Time: 10 minutes
Genre: Drama/
Short Film
Written, produced and directed by Kirk Shannon-Butts

The story of a Black same gender loving brother (Boi) trying to come to terms with his soul as it relates to Jesus Christ while helping another brother in need. Ultimately after some reconciliation Boi gives birth to a baby.








It’s Me, It’s Me (2005)
Running Time: 8 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language:
In English / Xhosa with English subtitles
Directed by Martha Qumba

A South
African SGL sistah talks about the Rape Crisis and Sexual Defense Act, getting married in her rural community, and becoming a part of one's community. 






Jumpin’ The Broom: The New Covenant (2006)
Running Time: 28 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Written, directed and produced by Debra Wilson

This documentary highlights Black SGL couples who share personal and heartfelt stories that challenge levels of intimacy between two people. Their commitment redefines and honors love, family values, politics and religion in today's society. The film features best selling author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.
http://www.moyo-entertainment.com/







Just Between Us (2006?)
Running Time: N/A minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Directed by Ken Jackson

A candid look at sex and sexuality within the Black same gender loving community. The documentary starts out with short biographies of past SGL leaders in African American culture and p
olitics; we are given Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Thurston, Wallace Thurman, Bayard Rustin, Audre Lorde and James Baldwin. This sets up a mandatory history lesson so that audiences will better appreciate what Jackson's contemporaries have to say today. The contemporaries are a mix of writers, scholars, activists, etc.







Karmen Gei (2001)
Running Time: 86 minutes
Genre:
Musical/Romance/Drama
Language:
Spoken in French and Wolof (w/English subtitles)Senegalese director Joseph Gai Ramaka re-imagines Georges Bizet's oft-filmed opera CARMEN--from Preminger's CARMEN JONES to MTV's CARMEN: A HIP-HOPERA--in a joyously sensual, colorful musical set in modern-day Dakar. Karmen Gei (Ramaka's wife, Djeinaba Diop Gai), a stately bisexual beauty in tribal robes, leaps and shakes to primal drummers in the seaside town's square, surrounded by cheering townswomen, and trains her seductive powers on different women.


















Kevin's Room (2001)
Running Time: 60 minutes
Genre: Drama/Social Commentary/PSA (Public Service Announcement)

Kevin's Room is the story of five African American same gender loving men, each of whom struggles with common issues related to our community, family and each other. Through participation in a support group, each of the men learn valuable lessons and change in ways that will forever impact their lives.












Kevin’s Room II: Trust (2004)
Running Time: 58 minutes
Genre: Drama/Social Commentary/PSA (Public Service Announcement)

Kevin’s Room II: Trust i
s a production of the Chicago Department of Public Health and Black Cat Productions. This second installment about six Black same gender loving men sensitively explores issues of monogamy, HIV testing, the re-emerging threat of Syphilis, sexual boundaries and much more.










Leave It On The Dance Floor (2011)
Running Time: 105 minutes
Genre:
Comedy/Drama/Musical
Starring Ephraim Sykes, Andre Myers and Phillip Evelyn
Written by Glenn Gaylord and directed by Sheldon Larry

Our African-American hero, twenty-two year old Brad (Ephraim Sykes) is bullied by his dysfunctional mom when she learns that he's homosexual. Now homeless, and sure what to do next, Brad is wandering the streets when he meets a man who catches his eye, Carter (Andre Myers). It isn't long before Brad discovers Carter has picked his pocket, and he follows him into a warehouse, determined to get his money back. But while the building is plain on the outside, on the inside drag performers are staging a ball where the artists compete to be the most impressive and outrageous dancers or models, posing either as iconic female characters or stereotypes of the straight world. By chance he tumbles down the rabbit-hole into the LA ball scene where he finds a ragtag new famiiy. Brad is immediately taken with the surroundings and is befriended by Princess (Phillip Evelyn), a performer who sees raw talent in Brad. Brad moves in with Princess and Queef Latina (Miss Barbie-Q) in their communal home, the House of Eminence, and Brad finds love and support in his new environment, but also plenty of drama.

Inspired by the film Paris Is Burning (1990)





















 

 





Legacy (2006)
Running Time: 17 minutes
Genre:
Documentary/Biography

A brave, revealing essay of the perspective of the relationship with Inge Blackman and her mother. Ancient rituals reconnect with the memories of childhood. Also a moving and inspiring testimony exploring the effects of slavery on intimate relationships in Black families.


















Life on Christopher Street (2002)
Running Time: 28 minutes
Genre:
Documentary

A documentary film that takes a look at the lives of Black SGL teens on Christopher Street in New York City.












Litany For Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde, A (1995)
Running Time: 80 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Producer/Director: Ada Gay Griffin; Director: Michelle Parkerson.

Poet, lover, mother,
warrior - Audre Lorde is a fiercely passionate American visionary. Her poetry and prose speak to her deepest convictions - love and anger, civil rights and sexuality, family politics and the glories of nature. She gave voice to a political generation and became a role model not only for Black women but for everyone who believes, as she did, that "liberation is not the private province of any one particular group." In 1992 Lorde lost her battle with breast cancer but she leaves behind a rich and vital legacy. A LITANY FOR SURVIVAL, a powerful profile of African American poet Audre Lorde. "The work of the poet within each one of us is to envision what has not yet been and to work with every fiber of who we are to make the reality pursuit of those visions irresistible" - AUDRE LORDE






















Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100 (1999)
Running Time: 60 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Directed by Yvonne Welbon

Born July 23, 1899 in Springfield, Illinois , Ruth Ellis was thought to be the oldest living African American same gender loving woman. In addition to exploring her rich past, the film offers a rare opportunity to
experience a century of our history as lived by one inspiring woman. By example, Ruth Ellis shows us what is possible and what can be realized, if one not only lives long and ages well but also lives with pride. Ms. Ellis passed away October 5, 2000 at the age of 101.






























Looking for Langston (1988)
Running Time: 45 minutes
Genre: Artistic Documentary
Directed by Isaac Julien

A meditation on the life of Langston Hughes (with
archive footage).





















Luv Tale, A (1999)
Running Time: 45 minutes
Genre:
Drama

An overworked, under appreciated magazine editor finds herself love-struck by a sexy female photographer. The new romance is soon plagued with tribulations when they meet their friend's eccentric reactions to the shocking relationship.









Madame Satã (2002)
Running Time: 100 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: a Spoken in Portuguese (w/English Subtitles)

A story inspired by the life of one of the most remarkable figures in Brazilian popular culture, João Francisco dos Santos (1900-1976). In turn, bandit, transvestite, street fighter, brothel cook, convict and father to seven adopted children, dos Santos--better known as Madame Satã--was also a notorious homosexual performer who pushed social boundaries in a volatile time. The story begins in 1932, in Rio de Janeiro's bohemian Lapa district, when João Francisco is about to achieve his dream: becoming a stage star. In the sordid yet lively world of Lapa--populated by pimps, prostitutes and other denizens of Rio's underworld--João battles the streets and presides over a surrogate family that includes the charming prostitute Laurita, and her baby daughter whom everyone dotes on; the flamboyant hustler Taboo; João's teenage lover, Renatinho; and Amador, the owner of the Blue Danube club which is their second home. It is at the Blue Danube that street tough João begins to sing, and the mythic drag artiste Madame Satã is born.
















 











Make A Move (2006)
Running Time: 5 minutes
Genre:
Music Video Directed by Hanifah Walidah
Cinematography by Olive
Demetrius
Featuring Deepa Soul, Zina Camblin, Gloria Bigelow, Zina Camblin and Tika Milan.

One spring weekend, in a brownstone in Brooklyn, she staged something that has never been seen before. This video would be a first of its kind in that it depicts SGL women of color in a celebratory, complex and witty manner. The video opens with 8mm footage of a woman’s party, in the mid-50’s, at a house in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. Fast forward 50 years… we find ourselves at that same house and the party continues… but with different women. The video shoot featured an all SGL, predominantly women and transgendered cast and crew and includes performances by underground and chart topping SGL women artists of color; some of which include house music recording artist (#3 on the Billboard dance charts) Deepa Soul, Comedian Gloria Bigelow, Tika Milan who will be featured on MTV’s upcoming reality series focusing on entertainment journalists, and Zina Camblin, Broadway bound playwright and prodigy of Whoopi Goldberg.

Below are viewing web links:

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHlma3kO7GQ
Website: http://www.suckaforlife.com/











Naked-Boy Business, Part I, The (2006)
Running Time: 7 minutes
Genre:
Short Film Directed by Andre Hereford

An experimental film exploring heterosexual men’s feelings about the
sexualized male body.











NIA Project, The: Image of African American Lesbians (1993)
Running Time: 17 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Produced/Directed by Mary Morten and Natalie Hutchinson
This documentary deals with the stereotypes that are directed toward African American sane gender loving women. It tries to contradict the stereotypes by showing that SGL Sistahs can be humorous, non-male haters, mothers, daughters and grandmothers.





Night (2005)

Running Time: 30 minutes
Genre:
Drama/Short Film Directed by Detroit-based filmmaker Marlon Reid.

Omar, a successful man who is HIV-positive and engaged to a woman is sleeping with men on the side. One night, however, he has a crisis of conscience.

[QUICK NOTE: This short film was written by Haran Robinson who passed away before filming began. His good friend and film school buddy Marlon Reid, who is heterosexual kept his promise to direct this body of work for Haran who the film is dedicated to in his memory.]







No Regret (Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien) (1992)

[Part of The Fear of Disclosure Project] 
Running Time: N/A minutes
Genre: Documentary
Directed by Marlon Riggs

The third Fear of Disclosure video by noted video and filmmaker Marlon T. Riggs explored issues of disclosure for African-American homosexual men who were HIV positive or had AIDS. The premiere screening on June 11th, 1992 (declared “Marlon T. Riggs Day” by Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger) was a sold-out benefit to support distribution of the video project. The National Task Force on AIDS Prevention organized a five-city tour utilizing Rigg’s video in workshops for Black same gender loving men. Other AIDS providers and service organizations, as well as organizers and agencies serving the African-American and homosexual communities, screened the tape as a means to promote grassroots distribution while Video Data Bank and Frameline agreed to distribute No Regret to art institutions, libraries, universities, schools, and homosexual film and video festivals. Transit Media assisted with filling orders from community groups and organizations. After showing No Regret at the San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Marlon Riggs was presented with a special recognition award.






Noah’s Arc (2005 - 2006)

Running Time: 25 minutes (Per Episode / 17 Episodes Total)
Genre: Comedy/Drama (tv series)
Season 1: 9 episodes
Season 2: 8 episodes


Noah’s Arc tells the story of the daily life of Noah, Alex, Ricky, and Chance, four African-American SGL men in Los Angeles, through their relationships with their friends and lovers. This show premiered on the Logo Channel.




















Noah’s Arc: Jumping The Broom (2008)

Running Time: 101 minutes
Genre:
Comedy/Drama
Written by John R. Gordon and Patrik-Ian Polk
Directed by
Patrik-Ian Polk

Noah and Wade travel north on the east coast to Wade’s family getaway home to get married with their friend’s along for the festive celebration



 







Normal Daughter: The Life and Times of Kewpie of District 6, A (1998)
Running Time: 52 minutes
Genre:
Documentary

Filmmaker Jack Smith takes a documentary gaze back at legendary District Six. The story of Capetown’s District Six tells the opposite tale as its highly visible same gender loving life was nearly erased by South Africa’s apartheid government of the 1970s. Kewpie Fritz, who is transgendered, organized the local SGL community out of his hairdressing salon and served as a virtual mayor putting on everything from drag balls to cabarets. Those events are remembered here in the first person as well as through a wealth of archival material. The treasures of buried SGL history are told through Kewpie as she tends to her clients’ hair at her salon.







Norman…Is That You? (1976)
Running Time: 91 minutes
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Starring Redd Foxx, Michael Warren (“Hill Street Blues”), & Pearl Bailey.

After wife Beatrice runs off to Mexico, a despondent Ben Chambers travels to California to visit his son,
Norman (Michael Warren). To Ben's dismay, Norman admits that he's homosexual -- and that his lover is a white man.














Odds and Ends: A New-Age Amazon Fable (1993)
Running Time: 28 minutes
Genre: Drama/Science-Fiction
Directed by Michelle D. Parkerson

In the year 2096, Lt. Loz Wayward (Latanya West) and her lover Sephra (Cyndi James Gossett) struggle with an alliance of fellow Black women soldiers against racial and gender assimilation from clones.








Of Men and Gods [Des Hommes et Dieux] (2002)
Running Time: 52 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language: Creole with English subtitles
Produced in Haiti
Directed by Anne Lescot and Laurence Magloire

A frank look at a largely unexplored area, Of Men And Gods examines the daily existence of several Haitian men who are not not hidden or disguised about their homosexuality. Prevalent, yet still taboo, homosexuality and its culture are allowed to flourish within the context of Haiti's Vodou religion. As "children of the gods," the men find an explanation for homosexuality as well as divine protection. They also find an outlet for theatrical expression through exhilarating performances in which
they embody the gods. Meanwhile, the AIDS epidemic looms as a continual threat and adds a disquieting degree of nihilism to their relatively optimistic attitudes toward life and happiness in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti.

The filmmaker, Anne Lescot, is an anthropologist who has studied Haitian Vodou for 10 years. Laurence Magloire has been working in the field of television for 10 years.

NOTE: According to imdb.com, 5 of the interviewed people have died (of AIDS) since the documentary was made.

Official Website (and DVD Purchase):
http://www.der.org/films/of-men-and-gods.html












On The Downlow (2007)

Running Time: 54 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Directed by Abigail Child

This film follows four young African American men in urban Cleveland, Ohio, who all live life "on the downlow" (the DL).
Uncomfortable with being termed “gay”, as it doesn't correspond with their concept of Black masculinity, the men in this film straddle two seemingly incompatible worlds. Billy claims that the best sex of his life was with the mother of his two children, but he lives with a man. A self-described thug, Ray prefers drag queens. Kerwin desires not only a beautiful woman on his arm, but a man as well. And Antonio, an ex-con who picked up the DL lifestyle while incarcerated, is dating George, whose teenage girlfriend doesn't know that George, too, is on the DL. Together, these men's stories offer a rare window into both the allure and struggle of the DL lifestyle. Interweaving their narratives through candid interviews and intimate cinematography by Arthur Jafa (Crooklyn, Daughters of the Dust), On the Downlow offers a penetrating glimpse into a split existence: one life lies on the surface, and another is hidden below.










 





 
On The Low (2005)
Running Time: 25 minutes
Genre: Drama/Short Film
Written and directed by Luther Mace

This short film
explores the emotional consequences of a hush-hush intimate relationship between two Afican-American high school boys. It tells the story of a young man, Ty Evans, coming to terms with his sexuality and the inner conflict he experiences. The true extent of Ty’s relationship with his classmate, Kevin Banks, begins to trouble him when the boys get into a schoolyard shoving match. As the tension between them escalates, Ty realizes what began as innocent curiosity and experimentation has blossomed into something deeper.



















One On One (2010)
Running Time: 10 minutes
Genre: Drama/Romance/Sports/Short Film
Starring Timothy Paul Brown, Braulio Cruz-Ortiz and Shain Clark
Written, shot, edited and directed by Luis Fernando Midence

Trevor and Alex are partners on and off the basketball court, but when Alex asks Trevor to join a waltz class together, their lively relationship changes. Concerned by people's perception of his athletic reputation, Trevor refuses to tag along with his boyfriend and leaves. Alex stays and discovers with the help of Ms. Hilda (the instructor) he’s a good dancer. Unable to find his keys, Trevor goes back and reluctantly joins the dance class and only until he reconsiders his apprehension to dance with another man, are they able to get back together.



















Out. The Glenn Burke Story (2011)
Running Time: Approx. 60 minutes
Genre: Documentary/Sports
Produced by Doug Harris and Sean Maddison

Glenn Burke's journey through baseball began and ended in Oakland, California. His sports career had many stops along the way, starting as a multi-sport star at Berkeley High School, followed by a brief stint at the University of Nevada, Reno as a prized basketball recruit, and then moving into professional baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers, being hailed by one coach as the next Willie Mays. Early in his career, Burke felt he had to hide his true self from his teammates. Later, when he began to reveal glimpses into his sexuality the baseball establishment began to close him out. Out. The Glenn Burke Story, is a one-hour program that documents Burke's legacy as the first openly homosexual Major League Baseball player.
The documentary tells the dramatic tale of Burke's Major League career as an outfielder for the Dodgers and as a starter in Game One of the 1977 World Series, to being traded to the Oakland Athletics the following season, and then walking away from the game that he deeply loved in 1980. Many of Burke's teammates were aware of his homosexuality during his playing career, as were members of management. And many of those teammates believe that his sexuality led to the premature derailment of his baseball career.

Out. The Glenn Burke Story then follows him through his public
announcement of his homosexuality in a 1982 Inside Sports magazine article and on The Today Show with Bryant Gumbel, to his downward spiral after his split from baseball, a split that drove Burke to drugs and prison, and eventually to living on the same San Francisco streets where he was once recognized as an icon.
Burke's story took on another level of tragedy when he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1994. Yet at the end of Burke's life, the game that he claimed abandoned him so many years before reached out to one of its own. The A's found Burke and provided him with constant support in his final months, as did some of his former teammates.

Out. The Glenn Burke Story features numerous interviews with Burke's teammates and friends, including Dusty Baker, Davey Lopes, Reggie Smith, Rick Monday, Manny Mota, Rickey Henderson, Claudell Washington, Mike Norris, Shooty Babitt, Tito Fuentes, and former Major Leaguer and gay rights activist Billy Bean. Out. The Glenn Burke Story is narrated by Dave Morey.









Pariah (2011)
Running Time: 20 minutes
Genre: Drama
Starring Kim Wayans, Stephanie Andujar and Nina Daniels
Written and Directed
Dee ReesA Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Official Website: www.pariahthemovie.com









Paris is Burning (1990)

Running Time: 71 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Directed by Jennie Livingston
Starring Willie Ninja, Pepper Labeija and Jose Xtravaganza and many, many more.

A documentary about the Harlem drag balls thrown by predominantly inner city Black and Latino SGL people in the mid-1980s. The film features footage of the actual "drag" pageants, as well as interviews with ball participants, who describe their backgrounds and dreams, and the intricacies of their rich and detailed dialect. A fascinating look at the complexities of this elaborate subculture. Featuring Pepper Labeija, Willi Ninja, Andre Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Dupree, Bianca Xtravaganza, and many, many more contributors.






A PICTURE TRIBUTE TO WILLIE NINJA

SUNRISE: 1961 - SUNSET: 2006

























The Polymath or, The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman (2007)
Running Time: 75 minutes + 120 minute bonus disc [includes Delany's 1971 film Orchid]
Genre: Documentary
Photographed, edited and directed by Fred Barney Taylor.

Documentarian Fred Barney Taylor crafts a fascinating portrait of Samuel R. Delany, an award-winning, African-American same gender loving author whose credits include everything from science fiction to several issues of the Wonder Woman comic book. Using a range of experimental techniques and borrowed footage from Delany's home movies, Taylor captures his subject's thoughts on racism, violence and his struggles with sexual identity.
The second bonus DVD includes over two hours of raw footage of Delany in conversation and a digital transfer of Delany’s 16-mm film Orchid.
DVD Sales: http://www.maestromedia.net/







 










Portrait of Jason (1967)
Running Time: 105 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Directed by Shirley Clarke

A cinematic conversation with Jason Holliday (aka Aaron Payne) house boy and self proclaimed hustler and prostitute who sought refuge as a performer in the cabaret scene. Jason is obtusely frank, articulate, witty and self-aware. He is willing to admit publicly everything which has been considered desirable to keep secret by others. Told mainly through mesmerizing anecdotes and first-person testimonials from Holliday, this film is a triumph of portraiture and of his resilience against numerous forms of bigotry while being Black and same gender loving in the 1960s in America.

















Punks (2000)
Running Time: 104 minutes
Genre:
Drama/Comedy
Written and directed by Patrick-Ian Polk.
Starring Seth Gilliam (“Oz” and “The Wire”), Rockman Dunbar (“Noah’s Arc”, “Prison Break” and “Dirty Laundry”) and Loretta Devine (“Waiting To Exhale”).

The life and times of a group of twenty-something Black homosexual men living in West Hollywood. The group is led by Marcus, a successful photographer who doesn't really
date -- that is until drop-dead-gorgeous Darby moves in next door. Marcus rushes over to lend a helping hand to his new neighbor and finds, much to his chagrin, that Darby is straight. Marcus heads off to drown his sorrows at Miss Smokies, a favorite bar where he catches up with some friends: Hill, who moves in with Marcus after he catches his boyfriend cheating on him; Dante, a young, hell-bent party guy who leans heavily on drugs and alcohol; and Chris, a fabulous diva drag queen who adds just the right amount of flair into their already dramatic lives. 








Rag Tag (2006)
Running Time: 98 minutes

Genre: Drama/Romance
Produced, written and directed by Adaora Nwandu
Starring Danny Parson (as Raymond/Rag) and Adedamola Adelaja (as Tagbo/Tag)

Despite their radically different backgrounds, young Black British boys Rag and Tag share a close bond - perhaps too close. Rag is from a single-parent West Indian home and Tag is the pride of middle-class Nigerian parents. The two are inseparable until Social Services discovers Rag's mother isn't around and he's taken far from his London home to Birmingham. 10 years later Tag is finishing law school and despite incredible grades, can't find a firm willing to hire him. Meanwhile, Rag returns to London and finds his old friend. They discover later as young men that their once innocent desires have definitively shifted into an urgent need to be together. A trip to Tag’s native Nigeria liberates them, and they share their first physical encounter while also learning some surprising family secrets. After returning to London, the couple must reconcile their newfound love with pressures from family, friends, finances, and bigotry. Propelled by a fantastic hip-hop score, Rag Tag is an intricate, lyrical film about love and friendship set against a cultural backdrop that has never before been seen in a same gender loving film. Filmed in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.
Official Website: http://www.ragtagmovie.com
DVD Sales: Amazon.com and http://www.mukaflicks.co.uk/shop.html





























Reception, The (2005)

Running Time: 80 minutes
Genre:
Drama/Romance
Directed by John G. Young

Far away from the complexities of modern life, in a large farmhouse in upstate New York, Jeanette buries her sorrows and regrets in alcohol and daily confrontations. Her husband, Martin, is a quiet, introspective artist who spends his time painting in his private studio and cleaning up after his wife's destructive habits. When Jeanette's estranged daughter Sierra returns with her new husband Andrew, their fragile existence is uprooted. As Jeanette plans an extravagant reception for her daughter, Andrew becomes increasingly drawn to Martin. Over the course of a week, the two men become sexually embroiled, and Jeanette's world is shattered.











Rivers Wash Over Me (2009)
Running Time: 87 minutes
Genre:
Drama
Written by Darien Sills-Evans and John G. Young
Directed by John G. YoungAfter his mother dies, Sequan, a sensitive teenager from Brooklyn, moves in with relatives living in a small town plagued with secrets hidden deep within its lush, rural Alabama terrain. Sequan finds refuge in a friendship with a troubled girl who astutely hones in on his true sexuality and introduces him to her brother.











 








Rude (1995)
Running Time: 89 minutes
Genre:
Drama/Anthology (3 stories)
Starring Clark Johnson (“Homicide: Life On The Street”); written and directed by Clement Virgo.

The tale of a boxer who must face the truth about himself and his own sexuality after participating in a homosexual bashing. (NOTE: This is one of three stories presented).


 






Sarang Song (2006)
Running Time: 23 minutes
Genre:
Drama/Romance
Written and directed by Tamika Miller

A love story of two African-American sistahs set amidst the politically and socially turbulent times of the early 1970s. The couple's love is tested when one is thrust into the student protest movement and is forced to make a choice — will she choose her love or the movement?













 















Say My Name (2009)
[Part 1 of a 3-Part Trilogy]
Running Time: 12 minutes

Genre: Drama/RomanceWritten and Co-Produced by KofiKofiKofi.com
Co-Produced and Directed by Adaora Nwandu
Starring Nahum Bromfield As Chris and Ayo Fawole as Ricky

“SAY MY NAME!” is a contemporary Black British SGL love story set amidst a gritty grimy urban backdrop of ‘street’ reality. The story kicks off when ‘rude-bwoy’ Ricky ignores his undercover lover Chris while hanging ‘on road’ with his crew because he is afraid being ‘outed’. This single act hurts, humiliates and infuriates Chris triggering a raging, brutally explicit, and frank row in which conflicting issues about masculinity, sexuality, race, self definition and love are confronted. With their relationship in the balance Ricky is forced to confront his deepest darkest most inner feelings. “To be or not to be”….OUT! That is the question. Chris, through his own trials and suffering now reconciled with his own homosexuality, believes he has found the answer, but does Ricky love him enough to break taboo and go against community, tradition and the laws of the ‘street’? “SAY MY NAME” is in fact a love story in the truest sense as it tells the story of self-love and what must be sacrificed in order to achieve this ultimate state of being.
Official Website: http://www.saymynamemovie.com/







 















Shades of Love: Black Homosexuality Volume 1 (2007)
Running Time: 53 minutes

Shades of Love: Black Homosexuality Volume 2 (2007)
Running Time: 54 Minutes

Shades of Love: Black Homosexuality Volume 3 (2007)
Running Time: 78 Minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Directed by Tressa Sanders

Shades of Love: Black Homosexuality is a trilogy of documentaries that examines the experiences and challenges faced by Black homosexuals including racism in the LGBT community, HIV, and living proudly as a homosexual Black person.

Volume 1 dispels the myth about the origin of homosexuality among those of African descent. It exposes the many misconceptions that there was no homosexuality in pre-colonial Africa and that homosexuality was introduced to Africans by europeans. This volume also brings into the open the rampant racism within the LGBT communities. It exposes the hypocrisy among those invoking the spirit of the civil rights movement in an effort to obtain gay rights, who, while doing so, are ferociously practicing the same racism that sparked the civil rights movement of days past.
Volume 2 presents the shocking reality that African Americans have the leading rates of HIV infection in the country. This documentary also allowed us to touch upon prevention methods, and the dangers of pointing the finger at specific groups, i.e. bisexual men.

Volume 2 also reveals the complex psychosocial dynamics involved in the duality of being both Black and homosexual. Interviewees describe how they live their lives outside of the homosexual communities through the effects of racism. Then at the same time, they are facing homophobia from the Black communities and recognize that the homophobia in the Black communities stems from the racism of the greater society.

There are attitudes and feelings that are internalized within the homosexual communities based on racism and sexism. Interviewees speak about looking down on their fellow Black, LGBT community members because of their own self hate about being Black causing them to despise other Black people as well. In addition, sexism is also very real within the LGBT communities as well.

For those who are both Black and homosexual there is dual isolation. The level of understanding and bonding that people of color get from each other, homosexual Black people are cut off from.


Volume 3 features the life stories of a wonderful group of proud, Black, same gender loving sistahs and brothas and one heterosexual sistah who speaks about what life was like being raised by a SGL mother. These men and women bravely expose themselves so that we may learn and understand Black homosexual existence. All from vastly different backgrounds, this courageous group of people share the joys, pains and lessons experienced throughout their lives. We all have a story to tell and when we tell it, we inspire others.












She Hate Me (2004)
Running Time: 138 minutes
Genre:
Comedy/Drama
Directed by Spike Lee
Starring Anthony Mackie [Brother To Brother (2004)]

Harvard-educated biotech executive John Henry Jack Armstrong gets fired when he informs on his bosses, launching an investigation into their
business dealings by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Branded a whistle-blower and therefore unemployable, Jack desperately needs to make a living. When his former girlfriend Fatima, a high powered businesswoman -- and now a lesbian -- offers him cash to impregnate her and her new girlfriend Alex, Jack is persuaded by the chance to make easy money. Word spreads and soon Jack is in the baby-making business at $10,000 a try.









 





She Wasn't Last Night (2009)
Running Time: 88 minutes
Genre: Drama/Romance
Written and directed by Darice Jones
Beautiful activist Shantel Crockett is slammed by drama as her relationship with Reyna, 10 years her junior, begins to crumble. To make matters worse, charming player Jack (Jaqueline) is determined to make Reyna hers - if only for one night. With her jewelry-making talent long-abandoned, and her mounting feelings of failure in her work supporting LGBTQ Youth, Shantel is forced to face Reyna's despair and
decide what kind of life she wants for herself. Shantel’s best friend Vanessa encourages her to move on and find meaning her own artistic expressions, and maybe even in a new love. Meanwhile, one of Shantel’s youth, Afro-Dominican poet Reggie, struggles to find her own path and discover her own voice. With the help of a small community of good friends and mentors, both Shantel and Reggie learn lessons they will never forget.











Ski Trip, The (2004)

Running Time: 90 minutes
Genre:
Romance/Comedy
Written and directed by Maurice Jamal

Corey Brown (Maurice Jamal) is a young Black SGL man living in New York City who wakes up on his 30th birthday and realizes his life is not what he expected it to be. Corey's friends suggest they
venture from their city dwellings on a weekend getaway for a ski trip to raise his spirits, but in some ways they appear to be just as lost as he is.



















Slow (2011)
Running Time: 13 minutes
Genre: Drama
Written by Darius Clark Monroe, Carlton Byrd and Harvey Gardner Moore
Produced and directed by Darius Clark Monroe




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A short film about Internet dating/hookups and
the possibility of something going terribly wrong.










Songs of Freedom (2002)
Running Time: 75 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Produced and directed by Philip Pike

This documentary depicts the hardships and brutality of SGL life in Jamaica. .
http://jahloveboyproductions.com/jahloveboy.htm










Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box (1987)
Running Time: 21 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Directed by Michelle Parkerson

“It ain’t easy…being green” is the favorite expression of Storme DeLarverie, a woman whose life flouted prescriptions of gender and race. During the 1950’s and 60’s she toured the black theater circuit as a mistress of ceremonies and the sole male impersonator of the legendary Jewel Box Revue, America’s first integrated female impersonation show and forerunner of La Cage aux Folles. The multiracial revue was a favorite act of the Black theater circuit and attracted mixed mainstream audiences from the 1940s through the 1960s, a time marked by the violence of segregation. Directed by Michelle Parkerson finds Storme in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, now working as a bodyguard at a women’s bar and still singing in her deep silky voice with an “all girl” band. Through archival clips from the past, STORME looks back on the grandeur of the Jewel Box Revue and its celebration of pure entertainment in the face of homophobia and segregation. Storme herself emerges as a remarkable woman, who came up during hard times but always “kept a touch of class.”








Strange Fruit (2004)
Running Time: 115 minutes
Genre: Drama

William Boyals, a successful Black SGL attorney in New York is drawn back to the small rural
Louisiana town he long ago escaped from to investigate the lynching of a Black SGL childhood friend.






















Sunshine Boutique (2006)
Running Time: 30 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Directed by Kagendo Murungi

A tribute to the healing
journeys of African women artists in their communities around the world. Sunshine Boutique follows the stories of four women in New York, Philadelphia, Amsterdam and Cape Town. Their expressions for social change are accompanied by dance, visual art, original musical arrangements and the voices of poets, activists, singers, and filmmakers. Set in a tapestry of stunning vistas and invocations of hope from histories of struggle, Sunshine Boutique stands against homophobia, xenophobia, sexism and racism, while celebrating beauty, love and life.








Surrender (2000)

Running Time: 30 minutes
Genre: Drama/Short Film
Language: Spoken in Swahili (w/English Subtitles)
Directed by Celine Gilbert
Produced in Tanzania/Zimbabwe

In the tranquil setting of a small fishing community on the East Coast of Zanzibar, a fire is raging in the hearts of three young individuals and the entire community feels the heat. Surrender is a story about Amri, a man whose love and interests are caught up between the traditional role of the father and husband his father expects him to fulfill, and his personal
desires to enjoy his friendship with Mashua, a fisherman. He has to make a choice between his inner needs and the urge to please society. a complicated triangular relationship is formed. 

 










Testify (2006)


Running Time: 12 minutes
Genre: Drama/Short Film
Written and directed by Darius Clark Monroe
Also stars Art Evans (“A Soldier’s Story”, “Die Hard 2”)

One should never judge a book by its cover, and before assuming anything, one should always seek out the truth. As a son lays dying, he reveals to his
father what his father has refused to believe and acknowledge.









Writer/Director Darius Clark Monroe








Tongues Untied (1990)
Running Time: 55 minutes
Genre:
Documentary

Marlon Riggs with the assistance from other Black SGL men, especially poet Essex Hemphill, celebrate Black men loving Black men as a revolutionary act. The film intercuts footage of Hemphill reciting his poetry, Riggs telling the story of his growing up, scenes of men in social intercourse and dance, and various comic riffs, including a visit to the "Institute of Snap!thology," where men take lessons in how to snap their fingers: the sling snap, the point snap, the diva snap. The film closes with obituaries for victims of AIDS and archival footage of the civil rights movement placed next to footage of Black men marching in a SGL pride parade.









Writer/Director Marlon Riggs
SUNRISE (1954) To SUNSET (1994)













TWO (2008)
Running Time: 11 minutes
Genre: Drama
Starring Stephen Conrad Moore as “Pocket Knife”
Written, Produced, Edited and Directed by ROD PATRICK RISBROOKTWO, a short story film told through a series of still photography, is about an African-American soldier (code named “Pocket Knife”) where the odds are heavenly against him. Set in 1970 Vietnam, Pocket Knife’s platoon of men under his command are killed in a surprise ambush by enemy Viet Cong forces. Armed with just his training, his wits, his weapon and a mysterious photograph, Pocket Knife is determined to complete the vital mission alone. Or can he? This mission which has great strategic ramifications on the American vs. Viet Cong war depends on him.

WATCH A SCREENING OF "TWO" ANYTIME ONLINE: FilmClick.com

























U People (2007)
Running Time: 76 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Directed by Hanifah Walidah and Olive Demetrius

One spring weekend, 30 women,
transmen , SGL and heterosexuals of color gathered at a brownstone in Brooklyn to film a music video celebrating Black women’s lives – and as that music video was being made, another camera recorded footage of the cast and crew. But this is no simple behind the scenes video – instead, U People captures candid and thought-provoking discussions of race, gender, and sexuality spurred on by the music video’s themes and by the intelligent, talented, and beautiful people who joined together to create it – people who are too often marginalized in front of and behind the camera. The result is an empowering and illuminating reminder of the power of community.
http://www.ILoveUPeople.com

http://www.suckaforlife.com/upodcast/










Underneath (2007)
Running Time: 107 minutes
Genre:
Drama
Directed by Cherisse Deaton

Underneath
captures one woman's coming-out journey in a pre-dominantly intolerant community. Seductive Taylor Hayes lives a double life, hiding her true self from her boyfriend and straight-laced best friends. What starts out as an innocent and erotic diversion becomes a precarious adventure when Taylor begins sneaking around, answering mysterious phone calls and having promiscuous sex with women. She seems to see the fun as a flirtatious game until she meets Mya, who tosses her into a fervid tailspin. This beautiful woman is intelligent and compassionate but she also has a boyfriend of five years and a family with strong Baptist roots. The two form an inseparable friendship and before long these fiery women fall deeply in love, forcing them to confront the homophobia from their beloved family, friends and ex-lovers. Writer/star Katrina Deaton and her partner, first time director Cherisse Deaton, deliver an important message of taking risks in order to find true happiness. Filled not just with profound insight, Underneath is also chock-full of witty banter (from Taylor's scene-stealing best friend, Kia) and steamy sex scenes, further engrossing us in this powerful urban tale.
























 









Via New York (1995)
Running Time: 10 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Directed by Kagendo Murungi
A
Kenya/USA productionDrawing from memory and narrative, Via New York explores the politicization of African students in New York and the participation of South African same gender loving people in the anti-apartheid movement.Vintage: Families of Value (1995)
Running Time: 72 minutes
Genre:
Documentary

An examination of three Black Families dealing with homosexuality and sibling relationships. Harris confronts feelings by asking his mother to talk about the fact that her two sons are both SGL. The film weaves together stories with impressionistic scenes that express what some are unwilling to say.







White Shadows (2006)
Running Time: 82 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Directed by Mialyn Hanna

An inspirational story of survival and transformation, White Shadows profiles Dalee Henderson, a famed celebrity hairstylist who is diagnosed with AIDS and must reconcile himself to the changes the disease affects upon his body and mind. An SGL African-American man raised in the rural, segregated South of the 1950s, Dalee escaped to the West Coast to live life openly and proudly, arriving in Los Angeles in the late ‘70s, where he achieved great professional and personal success, amassing a wealth of friends by virtue of his gregarious nature. His life changed when he learned of his HIV status, but his spirit and hope remain despite the deterioration of his body.










Woubi Cheri (1998)
Running Time: 62 minutes
Genre:
Documentary
Language
: Spoken in French (w/English Subtitles)Directed by Raurent Bocahut and Philip BrooksFilmed on the Ivory Coast, West AfricaThis film is about the same gender loving transgender life in West African nation of Ivory Coast. La Cote D’Ivoire.













Young and Evil, The (2008)
Running Time: 15 minutes
Genre: Drama
Starring Vaughn Lowery, Mark Berry and Heather Halley
Written and Directed by Julian Breece

A sexually defiant teen sets out to seduce an HIV prevention advocate into giving him the virus.

A dramatic short about a defiantly promiscuous young man who finds eros in self-destruction. Referencing the controversial 1930s novel of the same title, THE YOUNG & EVIL provides a chilling lens into how homophobia, faithlessness and longing miscolor the need for human connection.

Shot in South Central Los Angeles by veteran cinematographer Carl Bartels, THE YOUNG & EVIL presents a unique and stylish vision. Pulsing with atmosphere, the film undulates between urban grit and haunting metaphor. With Breece's protagonist as our guide, we're ushered into a labyrinthine world of shadows, where touch equals salvation.
















Young Soul Rebels (1991)

Running Time: 105 minutes
Genre: Drama
Starring Valentine Nonyela (Chris); Mo Sesay (Caz) with Eamonn Walker (from HBO’s “Oz”). Co-written and directed by Isaac Julien

In the summer of 1977 during the week of the Queen's Silver Jubilee, Chris and Caz, close friends since childhood, are disc jockeys on a Black pirate radio station called “Soul Patrol”, which broadcasts its 'funk' message from an East End garage. They are shocked by the death of their friend TJ, who has been murdered while cruising the park by night, and Chris realizes that a ghetto blaster (boom box radio) found in the park by his little sister contains a recording of the killer's voice.




















Please be advised that any title on the market may have a tendency to become DISCONTINUED by the home video publisher at any time. Since the SGL (Same Gender Loving) Africentric experience is unique and a sub-genre/sub-culture within the larger African Diaspora, and not always fiscally supported by the larger movie viewing population due to lack of interest, demand or marginalization, I suggest that you buy an SGL title that you come across and want as soon as possible to insure you have it in your collection.


I have a SGL title such as Blind Faith on VHS Tape that is DISCONTINUED and no longer available and is still not published on DVD (yet!). Hopefully they will! You will have to do further research to see if a title is available on the new high definition Blu-ray Disc format.

As you navigate the Internet and do your own detective work regarding SGL DVD titles, some DVD titles are available (from) outside or imported into the United States but may have been encoded with a different REGION CODE and may NOT be playable on your DVD player or DVD-ROM/RW computer player.


Each DVD-Video disc contains one or more region codes, denoting the area(s) of the world in which distribution and playback are intended (see below). The commercial DVD player specification dictates that a player must only play discs that contain its region code. In theory, this allows the motion picture studios to control the various aspects of a release (including content, date and price) region-by-region. In practice, many DVD players allow playback of any disc, or can be modified to do so. Entirely independent of encryption, region coding pertains to regional lockout, which originated in the video game industry.


Check and verify the DVD REGION CODE before you buy from non-familiar independent merchant sources!



Region 0: Informal term meaning "playable in all regions" - aka "region free"


Region 1: Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories

Region 2: The UK, Middle East, Iceland, Western Europe, Central Europe, Egypt, French overseas territories, Greenland, Japan, Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland

Region 3: Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, and Taiwan

Region 4: Australia, New Zealand, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Oceania, and South America (except French Guyana)

Region 5: The rest of Africa, Former Soviet Union, the Indian subcontinent, Mongolia, and North Korea
 
Region 6: Mainland China

Region 7: Reserved for future use (found in use on protected screener copies of MPAA-related DVDs, and "media-copies" of pre-releases in Asia)

Region 8: International venues such as aircraft, cruise ships, etc.




ROD’s All-Time Favorite SGL Films
1) Rag Tag (2006)
2) Brother To Brother (2004)
3) Blueprint (2007)
4) The DL Chronicles
(2005-2007, 2012, 2014)
5) Dakan (1997)
6) Four Rent Boys And A Sangoma (2004)
7) Surrender (2000)
8) The Reception (2005)
9) Rude (1995)
10) Billy Turner’s Secret (1990)
11) Blind Faith (1998)
12) Looking For Langston (1988)
13) Before Night Falls (2000)
14) Our Lady of the Assassins (2001)
15) Batty Man (2006)
16) Living With Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100 (1999)
17) Happy Hookers (2006

18) Moonlight (2016)




 
A COMPLETE FILM INDEX LISTING (PARTS I, II & III) - 166 Films

Affirmations (1990)

After Nine (2007)

Alma's Rainbow (1993)
All God's Children (1996)Anthem (1991)

B.D. Women (1994)

Badass Supermama (1996)

Bangkok Love Story (2007)

Batty Man (2006)

Beautiful Boxer (2003)

Before Night Falls (2000)

Being Proud Black & LGBT in America (2007)

Beneath The Surface (2004?)

Billy Turner’s Secret (1990)

Black Aura On An Angel (2004)

Black Beulahs (2006)

Black Men and Me (2006)

Black Nations/Queer Nations? (1995)
 

Black./Womyn.:Conversations with Lesbians of African Descent (2008)

Blind Faith (1998)

Blood (2005)

Blueprint (2007)

BMX-NY: What is Our Relationship To “Black Pride” in the New Millennium? (2006)

Broken Sky (2006)

Brooklyn’s Bridge To Jordan (2005)

Brother Outsider: The Life Of Bayard Rustin (2003)

Brother To Brother (2004)

Burnt Money (2000)

Butch Mystique (2003)

Car Wash (1976)

Chocolate Babies (1997)

Christopher Street TV (2007)

Closet, The (2004)

Color Purple, The (1985)

Cover (2007)

Dakan {Destiny} (1997)

Dani & Alice (2005)

Darker Side of Black, The (1993)

De Colores (2001)

Desperate For Love (2005)

Did I Just Look At Her (2004)

Different Image, A (1982)

Different Kind of Black Man, A (2001)

Dirty Laundry (2007)

DL Chronicles, The (2005)

Dos Patrias Cuba y La Noche (2007)

Dream Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project (2008)

Dreams of Passion (1989)

East Palace, West Palace (1996)

Epidemic Chronicles, The (2010)

Everything Must Come To Light (2002)

Finding Me (2008)

Finding Me: Truth (2010)

Fire (1996)

Fleeing By Night (2000)

Fluidity (2006)

Four Rent Boys and a Sangoma (2004)

Get On The Bus (1996)

Happy Hookers (2006)

Happy Together (1997)

Harsh Beauty (2006)

Holiday Heart (2000)

Homoteens (1993)

How Do I Look (2005)

If I Wuz Yo Gyrl ( 2001)

Immaculate (2004?)

It’s Me, It’s Me (2005)

James Baldwin: The Price Of The Ticket (1990)

Jihad For Love, A (2007)

Journey, The {Sancharram} (2004)

Jumpin’ The Broom: The New Convenant (2006)

Just (2007)
Just Between Us (2006?)

Karmen Gei (2001)

Kevin’s Room (2001)

Kevin’s Room II: Trust (2004)

L.A. Complex, The (2012)

La Mission (2009)

Lan Yu (2001)


Leave It On The Dance Floor (2011)

Legacy (2006)

Life on Christopher Street (2002)

Litany For Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde, A (1995)

Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100 (1999)

Looking For Langston (1988)

Luv Tale, A (1999)
M & M Smith: For Posterity's Sake (1997)Madame Satã (2002)

Maestro (2004)

Make A Move (2006)

Markova (2001)

Masseur, The {Masahista} (2005)

Mississippi Damned (2009)

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

My Brother… Nikhil (2005)

Naked-Boy Business, Part I, The (2006)

NIA Project, The: Image of African American Lesbians (1993)

Night (2005)

Noah’s Arc (tv series) (2005—2006)

Noah’s Arc: Jumping The Broom (2008)

No Regret (Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien) (1992)

No Regret (2006)

Normal Daughter: The Life and Times of Kewpie of District 6, A (1998)

Norman… Is That You? (1976)

Odds and Ends: A New-Age Amazon Fable (1993)


Of Men and Gods [Des Hommes et Dieux] (2002)

On The Downlow (2004)

On The Downlow (2007)

On The Low (2005)

One On One (2010)

Our Lady Of The Assassins (2001)

Out. The Glenn Burke Story (2011)

Pariah (2011)
Paris Is Burning (1990)

The Polymath, or The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman (2007)

Portrait of Jason (1967)

Princesa (2001)

Punks (2000)

Rag Tag (2006)

Reception, The (2005)

Rent (2005)

Right By Me (2005)

Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (2005)

Ritual (2000)

Rivers Wash Over Me (2009)

Rude (1995)

Sarang Song (2006)

Saving Face (2004)


Say My Name (2009)


Shades of Love: Black Homosexuality Volume 1 (2007)
Shades of Love: Black Homosexuality Volume 2 (2007)
Shades of Love: Black Homosexuality Volume 3 (2007)

She Hate Me (2004)

She Wasn't Last Night (2009)

Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

Ski Trip, The (2004)

Slow (2011)

Songs of Freedom (2002)

Star Maps (1997)

Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box (1987)

Strange Fruit (2004)

Stranger Inside (2001)

Summer Heat (2006)

Sunshine Boutique (2006)

Surrender (2000) Taboo (1999)

Testify (2006)

Thousand Clouds of Peace, A (2003)

To Be Happy In Chile (2006)

Tongues Untied (1990)

Trois (2000)

TWO (2008)

Two Faces of Janus, The (2008)

U People (2007)

Underneath (2007)

Via New York (1995)

Vintage: Families of Value (1995)

Way We Write, The (2006)

White Shadows (2006)

Wire, The (2002 — 2007 cable tv series)

Women of Brewster Place, The (1989)

Woubi Cheri (1998)

Young and Evil, The (2008)

Young Soul Rebels (1991)




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PART II looks at film or television productions where the stories feature real life Black and Latino same gender loving persons or fictitious characters, however, they are NOT the primary focus of the story or their same gender love experiences.




THE REEL BLACK SAME GENDER LOVING FILMOGRAPHY RESOURCE
REEL Asian, Indian and Latino Diasporic SGL Films

PART III looks at film and television productions where the stories' main focus centers on the same gender love experiences of real life persons or characters from the Asian, Indian (Middle East) and Latino Diasporas.

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