I really really want to give black gay cinema a chance. No, I really do. I know we are a diverse and multifaceted group; nonetheless I must be honest that whenever I hear lisping and effeminate speak, I tune out. Not because I’m some type of “a’phobic’a’phobe” but because I’m just tired of black gay stereotypes.
I was really excited to see that popular author Lee Hayes who has written a library of black gay fiction was finally making the short film BAIT. So when the trailer dropped, I was like ok, “please let somebody be able to step into the ring with The D.L. Chronicles: Episode Thomas”.
Now don’t get me wrong; I’m glad we are getting a unique story told in that the film seems to be about a homosexual serial killer (at least from what I can tell from the trailer) and you know how the online gay community eats up the eye candy that will be served up in the film but…I hate to say this…well no I don’t but from the beginning narration, the lispy twang was kinda a letdown. Should I have expected something else?
I know I’m kinda going off on a tangent here but why does every (duh of course not “every”), but why does every gay dude talk the same? Most have the same lispy tone or lispy inflections in their voice. I don’t understand it. How does this happen? Anyway, I digress.
After the short film, Hayes is attempting to make BAIT into a web series. This does seem like it would be more promising than the OMG-somebody-put-me-outta-my-misery Free Fall. AND I’m sure the film and upcoming web series will serve as a precautionary tale about meeting strange muthafuckas off these mobile GPS (Gay Penis Supply) apps. I will give it a shot, unlike I do with most of the other 98% of black gay stereotypical shit that’s out there. BAIT drops winter 2014. Want to support and fund this Lee Hayes venture? Go to BAIT the series