“I am curious about aspects of my life that I am in a conundrum over, things like thwarted love, the dynamics between the needy and the needed, and the paradoxical desire we have to connect and to put up barriers to connection.” - Sook-Yin Lee, Ottawa Magazine
YES. YES. YES.
A thorough list of QPOC films/Documentaries that I need to watch.
reblogging for later
Lull / Directed.Edited.Shot by Sika W.
A short documentary in which women share their first experiences exploring their bodies. - Youtube
Awesome - I could identify with several of the “firsts” described and oddly enough, I surprise myself when I am able to re-experience those feelings presently when I masturbate.
re-upped “Lull” to vimeo. guess that makes it official or something.
to view it with subtitles, watch it here.
If you didn’t get enough of Kim Wayans in Pariah (her acting, I know some of you may have conflicting thoughts about her character), the younger Wayans will have a new show on the network called Second Generation Wayans. And remember Kevin Hart’s The Real Husbands of Hollywood sketch on the BET Awards? The sketch that parodied The Real Housewives and Basketball Wives series has morphed into a semi-scripted show (House Husbands).
Check under the cut for other BET TV/movie premiers.
I like how he describes his doc as more of a conversation with the major figure heads in rap/hip hop (however you identity with the genre) and using that space to discuss the genre on a more intimate level beyond the stock questions they usually are asked. But hey, when you make music for several decades, you make a few friends!
A documentary on rap music and its rise to global prominence. - IMDB
Ice-T’s paying it forward & adding film director to his list of many accomplishments. Looks like a nice insiders, intimate conversation on the genre.
Premiers this June
Fade to Black: “I Will Follow’s” Ava DuVernay Talks Making Sundance History, Tyler Perry
Great insight on filmmaker Tyler Perry (no matter if you have issues with his writing, etc., b/c I know I have my own) and the state of Black (Hollywood) Cinema.
DuVernay on film school:
“Pick up a camera and start shooting, umm you know talk to people who’ve made films, watch DVD commentaries, go to Q & A’s. Cobble together a film school experience for yourself, umm and don’t let not being able to afford or go to film school stop you from doing anything or being less confident about your story.”
YES. YES. YES.
Anonymous asked: Do you have any particular thorki fics you at the moment like the most? I know you've recced a couple but those got me hooked and I'd like to know which ones I should go with from there (cause there are butt loads)