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

July 31, 2020
9pm EST

The Skinny by Patrik-Ian Polk
A group of four young, black, gay men and their lesbian best friend arrange to meet up in New York City one year after their graduation from Brown University. Their plans for a weekend of fun start off well, relaxed in each other's company as only old friends can be. But old tensions quickly resurface. Drinking, drugs, hidden desire and the demands of promiscuity put friendship, trust and even lives at risk. In between sharp one-liners and a great soundtrack there's a few important lessons that these pleasure-seekers must learn for themselves. Written with a real sense of the demands of urban living, these bright and believable characters will remind you of someone you know.

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


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