Documentary to Focus On Sexually Fluid Black Men

‘No Homo, No Hetero’ will focus on sexually fluid Black men in the United States.

Focusing on the perspectives of fluid and bisexual+ Black men in America, ‘No Homo, No Hetero’ is a new documentary which is currently in production.

The documentary will explore the complexities and challenges of being Black, bisexual and male in the United States. Co-directed by David J. Cork, co-founder and chief creative officer of BiUs Entertainment (BiUS), and Dr. H. Sharif “Herukhuti” Williams, founder and chief erotics officer of the Center for Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality (CCSS), the project is currently seeking funding via its IndieGoGo page.

On the project’s fundraising page, more is explained about the documentary:

Through interviews, performance art, and archival footage, this full-length, experimental docu-poem invites the audience to explore the politics of living and loving authentically at the contentious intersection of racism, biphobia, and toxic masculinity.

The campaign for the film has already raised more than $35,000 however, the co-directors of the project have big ambitions and are hoping they can further their budget. By raising $45,000, the team will be able to extend the coverage outside of New York, to focus on the experiences of people living in Los Angeles and Atlanta too.

In an interview with GLAAD, Dr. H. Sharif “Herukhuti” Williams said:

This project is important because of the stigma associated with Black men being sexually fluid. Since the ’90s when E. Lynn Harris created bisexual characters in his novels that were lying to their wives about their sexual fluidity and cheating on them in the process and later Oprah Winfrey gave J. L. King a platform to promote the simplistic, sensationalistic narrative of Black men on the down low, many people in the Black community have carried this stereotype of sexually fluid Black men who are ashamed of their same-sex desires, lying to their female sexual partners about those desires, exposing Black women to HIV, and having inhuman amounts of unprotected sex with men in dark, dank places all over the United States. We intend to dispel these myths with the truth of what it means to live and love as sexually fluid, cisgender and transgender Black men.

In the interview, Williams also speaks of the struggles to finance the film. Referring to the Funders of LGBT Issues report, 40 Years of LGBT Philanthropy, 1970-2010, he stated that in the last 40 years, funders had only given 2.5% of total funding for projects specifically benefiting people of African descent whilst less than 0.1% was given specifically for bisexuals.

You can contribute towards the fundraising campaign here, whilst a short teaser video of the film can be seen below:

Written by QWEERIST editor

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