10 responses

  1. SallyinChicago
    July 7, 2014

    Uh– I’m not on board, but since it’s a movie with minorities, I wish it well.

  2. Chance
    July 7, 2014

    Thanks for posting this, Ryan! Most exciting things about this film for me:
    1. Mo’Nique’s return. Phenomenal performer.
    2. Gary L. Gray, the scene stealer. First he was a cutie patootie on The Cosby Show, and then he was FANTASTIC in Patrick Ian Polk’s Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom. And he’s got the CUTEST smile. Anyway…
    3. Anything LGBT related is ignored in public black society – James Cleveland, Langston Hughes, Lorraine Hansbury, James Baldwin, and more have all had their sexuality erased from black history, and it hurts each generation that doesn’t have representation on all fronts. (Who did I have to look up to? RuPaul and…???) I love the fact that this film looks to be ripping the band-aid off of skin that shouldn’t be considered wounded in the first place.

  3. Bryce Forestieri
    July 7, 2014

    I think it looks pretty good and refreshing! For a long time now, perhaps since the 90′s, almost every LGBT coming of age movie has been crafted at McDonald’s PR department. Glad to see something that *feels* different even though some imagery and dialogue seemed familiar. I’m on board. I have to be honest, save from Mo’Nique, I’m not familiar with the other performers and that always works for this “sub-genre’s” advantage. I’m on board.

  4. twinzin
    July 7, 2014

    Monique looks fantastic and it has new minority talent I’m in. I hope this new guy can have a great career. I’m looking into it making a little $ something more like 20-30 million during its run.

  5. Rob Y
    July 7, 2014

    This looks good. Awesome that we get an LBGT film about gays of color.

    I do not want to take anything away from this film, but a thought popped up in my head while watching the trailer. Not knowing anything about this, I watched thinking Mo’nique was going to be in a Lesbian movie. Obviously, I was wrong. But, where are the Lesbian films with major Hollywood actresses in them? At this moment, I can only think of The Kids Are All Right. There has to/should be others. Or even a Black Lesbian film? (Or as a Black Lesbian friend of mine calls it, “The Trifecta of Minorities”) And I am not looking for films with Lesbian scenes or supporting characters. Are there any in production?

  6. Sketch
    July 7, 2014

    Rob Y,

    No major Hollywood players in it, but Pariah was a really strong step forward as far as African American lesbian characters on screen. Certainly a long way from the neutered romance of The Color Purple.

  7. Chance
    July 7, 2014

    Yeah, Rob Y, I cosign with Sketch regarding Pariah. Great reviews as well.

  8. Aragorn
    July 8, 2014

    Himmm…from homophobic comments targeting his gay costar in Grey’s Anatomy to starring in a gay themed movie…it seems Isaiah Washington has come a long way…I am not convinced yet though!!!

  9. writingme
    July 9, 2014

    I don’t like the guy either, but Washington starred in LGBTI-themed movies before he made that slur on the set of Grey’s. Whether that counts in his favour or not I don’t know.

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