WATCH: Clips from Black Gay Film “Rivers Wash Over Me” [VIDEO]
The film is a powerful, realistic story of a “soft” young homosexual boy that is thrown into his Aunt’s small southern town home after the sudden death of his mother. I could surprisingly relate to the introverted kid in many ways. He was so isolated, from being an outcast, that he lived in books and educated himself of a world bigger than what he could see around him.
What complicates things for him was being put in a room with Michael, his confused “Down Low” Masculine Gay Thug cousin with serious identity issues. That’s actually putting it lightly. This dude was fucked up. He ends up harassing, molesting and even repeatedly raping his younger “soft” cousin.
I’ve never been molested (or molested anyone) but I could even relate to Michael in some ways. When I was in high school I was that “in denial” masculine dude as well, taking my own insecurities out on others (called a lot of dudes “faggot”).
The film, while not perfect (the last 10 minutes were laughable), was pretty good if you have ever had identity issues as well. Also it makes you realize that feminine dudes can’t hide behind masculinity so they get the brunt of homophobia that many of us will never have to deal with.
CLIP ONE: BEING DOWN LOW WITH “SEXUAL URGES”
CLIP TWO: ADMITTING THAT YOU LIKE BLACK DUDES
CLIP THREE: MASCULINE SEXUAL REPRESSION CREATES A SEX OFFENDER
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