Dopeness #3: Lamont Pierre Claps-Back At The Negativity and Announces The End of “Freefall”
Brehs, we present to you a new episode of DOPENESS where every (other) week Nick Delmacy is joined by a guest and they discuss dope movies, dope music, dope web series and all things dope in pop culture (except celebrity gossip). Some topics will be gay/bisexual related, some will not…but every discussion will be from a POV that you won’t hear anywhere else!
In this episode, host Nick Delmacy introduces The Dope List (1:00).
Then Filmmaker Lamont Pierre joins Nick (4:55) to not only discuss his decision to end his long-running hit web series, “Freefall” after four years, but to also stop producing LGBT content altogether.
First, he discusses the early days of the series and his disappointment with it (15:33).
Then he clap-backs at all of Cypher Avenue’s harsh comments & criticism of his series over the years (19:55).
He explains difficulties in working with his untrained actors while shielding them from the negative reviews (27:50).
After they both clear the air, Pierre announces that he will no longer be producing LGBT content in the near future and explains why (42:35).
They discuss the success of Moonlight and why it winning the Oscar won’t help independent Black Gay Filmmakers (53:25).
He reveals that the cast & crew of “Freefall” weren’t best friends, they were merely co-workers (1:11:20).
He claps-back at “The D.L. Chronicles” creators for what he perceived as disrespect in a past interview (1:12:40).
They discuss how much Pierre inspired the new crop of LGBT content creators, who took that inspiration and turned it into soft-core porn (1:18:45).
They talk about the LGBT community’s lack of support for quality-content over trash-content (1:29:00).
Nick asks Lamont Pierre why all of his content is so dark, serious and melodramatic (1:34:00).
Pierre briefly discusses his feelings on Signal23TV’s “About Him” (1:45:00).
He speaks more about his decision to walk away from producing LGBT content (1:46:25).
They wrap up the discussion with advice for up-and-coming content creators (1:50:00).
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