WATCH: Panel Discussion on “Love, Dating and Relationships Between Men”
Advice Columnist and Social Media personality Xem VanAdams joins five other black gay men in this (well produced) 30-minute panel discussion on “Love, Dating and Relationships Between Men.”
Interesting conversation that covers familiar territory: Black Gay Men and their odd obsession with Relationships.
If Aliens were to visit the Earth and watch our Films, Web Series and YouTube Blogs, they would think that black gays were only interested in sex and getting a boyfriend.
One would think that ALL gay men yearn to be in relationships. We rarely hear the point of view of the happily single man who is more interested in science, politics, technology, etc.
Based on our media, if Neil Degrasse Tyson were gay, he’d be on Xem’s panel talking about being cheated on by his boyfriend instead of giving educational and humorous interviews about the Cosmos.
This isn’t a slight on this panel discussion or the men involved…just an observation on the black gay community in general. The only criticism I had with this video is that host Xem VanAdams often takes a little too long to finally get to around to the question he wants to ask. He takes the “question-asking scenic route” when a quicker shortcut would make the conversation flow much better.
What are your thoughts? Watch and share your them in the comments section below!
Press Release Synopsis:
The themes of love, dating and relationships between men of the LGBT community frame this 30- minute, real life video segment. Over the past three years, out writer, speaker, advice columnist and online personality, Xem VanAdams has spent countless hours throughout each day engaged in a series of group text message and screen-cap exchanges with his two good friends, NATE and DUANTE. On Saturday, July 11, 2015, the trio invited three other guys to join them in Washington, DC for a roundtable discussion that would bring to life their iPhone group chat conversations. MATTHEW, BRANDON and CHRISTOPHER were added as round table contributors to the candid conversation. The video release offers a balance in the images, ideas and experiences that comprise the spectrum of the modern day gay male.
With the unprecedented success of FOX’s latest musical-drama, Empire, it’s no secret that the character of Jamal Lyon has especially resonated with cross-cultural audiences. Jamal’s passion, talent, confidence and external strength appeal to not only the gay male, but also to the special women in our lives who support and champion our journey. Behind closed doors, if Jamal were to be sitting with his close, same gender loving friends, this video visually peers into how the group conversation may look and possibly sound. “Love, Dating & Relationships Between Men: The iPhone Group Chat Live (Washington, DC)” invites viewers to witness and embrace some of the backstory that creates our personal lives as open, gay men living in a major, American city. Filmed by Joshua Cristos and his Malak Media team, this group of guys engages on film in a 30-minute conversation that successfully addresses the relationship dynamics that frame their individual lives, which then ultimately ties them all together.
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