About Us

BLACK, GAY, stuck at home is a project created by Michael Ward (@michaelxward) and Joshua Henry Jenkins (@joshjenks). As we've all been asked to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, a need for affinity and community remains.

BLACK, GAY, stuck at home is our effort to both gather folks together but to also center queer film and television allowing for folks to engage with one another but also to engage with familiar and perhaps new media.

Our inaugural viewing and live chat featured Patrik Ian Polk's 2000 feature film debut Punks which has long been out of print and rarely screened in recent years. That event saw 500+ registrants.

Upcoming Events

September 25, 2020
9pm EST


Black Is...Black Ain't 
by Marlon Riggs

 
African-American documentary filmmaker Marlon Riggs was working on this final film as he died from AIDS-related complications in 1994; he addresses the camera from his hospital bed in several scenes. The film directly addresses sexism and homophobia within the black community, with snippets of misogynistic and anti-gay slurs from popular hip-hop songs juxtaposed with interviews with African-American intellectuals and political theorists, including Cornel West, bell hooks and Angela Davis.
This film is being screened as part of The Counter Narrative Project's We Will Heard 2020 Week of Action.

Past Events

April 10, 2020 / Punks by Patrik-Ian Polk
April 24, 2020 / Dirty Laundry by Maurice Jamal
May 8, 2020 / Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom by Patrik-Ian Polk
May 22, 2020 / Brother to Brother by Rodney Evans

June 5, 2020 / Looking for Langston by Isaac Julien & Tongues Untied by Marlon Riggs
June 19, 2020 / Paris is Burning by Jennie Livingston
July 3, 2020 / Chocolate Babies by Stephen Winter
July 15, 2020 / Jackie's Back by Robert Townsend
July 31, 2020 / The Skinny by Patrik-Ian Polk
August 14, 2020 / The Watermelon Woman by Cheryl Dunye
August 28, 2020 / Triple Feature: The DL Chronicles / Slow / Party-N-Play (with Q&A featuring Sampson McCormick)
September 11, 2020 / From Zero to I Love You (with Q&A featuring Doug Spearman, Darryl Stephens, Keili Lefkowitz, Jay Huguley, Gregory Zarian)

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