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Outside of two communities

by Kate Fortmueller

Tongues Untied addresses many of the complexities of living in and between two communities that are unaccepting of black gay men. In this sequence Riggs assembles images, footage of Eddie Murphy's homophobic stand-up, and poetry (read by Essex Hemphill) to demonstrate how these issues are societal and cultural.

Tongues Untied (1989) - Black masculinity

This sequence addresses what it means to be a black man who is marginalized from the black community and the gay community

from Tongues Untied (1989)
Creator: Marlon Riggs
Posted by Kate Fortmueller