Dakan, 25 years after: the queer landmark that haunts African film
Causing uproar in Guinea 25 years ago, Dakan has been hailed as the first West African film to tackle homosexuality. Yet its director would never make another movie, and its legacy has been a warning for other filmmakers.
‘Not A Tame Lion’ Highlights The Life And Legacy Of Christian Historian John Boswell
Since his death in 1994, the gay Yale historian’s significance has continued to rise, both in academic and wider cultural circles. So it is not surprising that a documentary entitled “Not A Tame Lion” has been produced about his life and impact by filmmakers Craig Bettendorf and Kai Morgan.
Late 'Shaft' Star Richard Roundtree Played Historic Openly Gay Character on 90's Sitcom 'Roc'
Richard Roundtree, “Shaft” star and iconic pioneer of the “Blaxploitation” genre died Tuesday afternoon at the age of 81. According to Roundtree’s manager, Patrick McMinn, the actor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away at his residence. The legendary actor was considered the first Black action hero beginning with his lead role in the Gordon Parks film Shaft (1971). In the film, Roundtree plays private detective John Shaft, who is hired by a Harlem crime