New Black

[A film] that hopefully will provide a blueprint for other communities in states that refuse to legalize gay marriage.

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The New Black

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar, the black church, and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.
Genre
Documentary
Runtime
75
Language
English
Director
Yoruba Richen
FEATURED REVIEW
Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly

‘The New Black’ is documentarian Yoruba Richen's gripping corrective against the notion that black people are the reason gay marriage was ever in danger of not being realized in states like Maryland. In addition to looking at the ways that race--particularly the "fact" of black antipathy to gay ...

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