Tongues Untied (1989)

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A documentary about the experiences of black homosexual men living in the United States of America.



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14 February 2017 | framptonhollis
| brother to brother, brother to brother...
I must admit, this Valentine's Day I have certainly picked unconventional romance movies to watch...

"Tongues Untied" plays out like a visual poem, featuring monologues and images dealing with black homosexuality, all edited to create a truly powerful portrait to a little discussed subject matter.

The main thing this film has going for it is its style. As I previously stated, its like a visual poem. Its a rhythmic and emotional odyssey through the lives of these people who, especially in 1989, have been represented very little in the media. At times, it gets a little to SJW and over the top, but their rage is somewhat valid. In the late 80s, being black and gay was much harder than it is in the mid 2010s.

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