In The Life

This potent compilation of Black queer shorts takes us on journey of keeping it real with fine fellas looking for love, campy Foxy Brown-inspired burlesqueploitation, strong ladies seeking understanding and fierce allies confronting “The Church.”

Two Bodies examines sexual identity and the fragility of silence within a mother-daughter relationship. It’s Prom Night in the South Bronx, Michael is in for an evening of horror, hilarity and hope as he decides whether or not to ‘kick it’ to his Crush. Nefertitty is one bad burlesque mother. The suckers in the city have found cocaine that turns them into albino zombies. They better run cause Nefertitty is back in town and it's twirling time! The allure of an online hook-up brings together two handsome strangers in Slow. While grieving the sudden death of his partner, Michael finds himself embroiled in a legal battle over burial rights with his mother-in-law in Free Man. Thomas Allen Harris (That’s My Face, Frameline26) crafts a truly inspiring doc about same-sex marriage, Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness, focusing on Massachusetts State Representative and Civil Rights Movement veteran Byron Rushing, who took the campaign for gay marriage into the Black community, confronting the hostility of the church and finding important straight allies.

— DESIREE BUFORD


Co-presented by:
DIVA (Diverse Inclusionary Visual Artists)

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