WATCH: Trailer For “Shape Up: Gay in the Black Barbershop”
In the documentary “Shape Up,” gay filmmaker Derrick L. Middleton explores an oft ignored issue in the Black community, homophobia and hyper-masculinity in barbershops.
The Lost Scrolls of J. Dilla
The music world lost a great producer and rapper 10 years ago when J. Dilla crossed over February 10, 2006. He died of a blood disease three days after his birthday. Glynn Washington’s Snap Judgment shared a short radio documentary of what happened when record…
WATCH: Check It – Black Gay Gang Documentary [Fundraiser Trailer]
CHECK IT is a feature length documentary about the only all gay African American gang in America struggling to survive in one of Washington D.C.’s most violent neighborhoods. It is an intimate portrait of 5 childhood friends as they claw themselves out of gang life through an unlikely avenue–fashion.
“Elm Street” Documentary Reveals Freddy Krueger’s Gay Secret
What kind of self-respecting geek culture website from the perspective of gay men would we be without speaking about A Nightmare on Elm Street’s infamous gay secret? That’s right. One of the Freddy Krueger movies is gay…like REALLY gay.
Nas’ Documentary “Time Is Illmatic” Official Trailer
As a Nas fanatic, everything in the world right now needs to stop and pay attention to the new trailer for the documentary Time Is Illmatic. As many Cypher Ave readers know, we heart NAS’ Illmatic. Shadow And Act gives us a great write up…
FILM REVIEW: A Band Called Death
The film tells the story of three brothers from Detroit, Michigan who started what was then the first Punk Rock band ever. This was years before The Ramones would hit the scene and become music legends.
Watch Emile Griffith: Ring Of Fire
It’s hard not to be fond of Emile Griffith; handsome, charismatic, sensitive, happy and joyful. Speaking with a beautiful accent, there’s a humbling free spirited playfulness about his personality. Born in St. Thomas in 1938, he came to the US and worked in a hat factory in New York. On a hot day, he asked his boss could he work with his shirt off
WATCH: African Anti-Gay Documentary “Call Me Kuchu”
As a American Black Gay Man, I’m starting to feel that I have no good reason to go to pretty much any African country. Seriously. Between the few Cypher Avenue stories on the gay discrimination in Africa; the depressing stories of African Homophobia seen on…
New Indie Films Featuring Gay Men of Color
Frameline’s 37th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival is coming this June with an interesting batch of domestic and foreign films featuring masculine gay men of color. The standout of the list is The Happy Sad, the latest film by writer/director Rodney Evans. His previous…
Homosexual Baseball Legend – Glenn Burke [VIDEO]
In light of the recent announcements by Jason Collins, I wanted to remind readers of another historical black professional active player who didn’t hide his sexuality. This is a re-post from our “early days” here at Cypher Avenue (8-29-2011). Enjoy! Baseball Legend…
Work Out Motivation: CT Fletcher
My folk around me know when I get in my gym rhythm; I’m a man on a mission. I go hard when the temperature begins to rise around Spring time. However I have to admit, sometimes after many weeks in the gym I can begin…
WATCH: “Out of Bounds” Documentary on Male intimacy in Sports
Sylvia A. Harvey, a journalist for Newsone has recently completed a short yet interesting documentary that explores the phenomena of unrestrained Male intimacy in Sports. She poses the general question as follows: “In the Black community, men who express even a passing, friendly physical affection…
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