BlackmanVision Film Production When the lioness can tell her story, the hunter no longer controls the tale

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Lena Horne – RIP
Lena Horne - RIP

Lena Horne singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer. 1917-2010

Haiti – Analysis, Culture and History Links
Haiti - Analysis, Culture and History Links

Haiti’s rich arts, culture and history

10 things to do when you get funding for your film
10 things to do when you get funding for your film

You got funding for your film after submitting your precious script or treatment to a funding body. Someone liked it! In fact someone out there loved it so much they want to invest their money in you and in your film. Celebrate! Go out with your friends. Feel the love because the next months are […]

National Portrait Gallery – Stealing Beauty
National Portrait Gallery - Stealing Beauty

Stealing Beauty was a panel discussion chaired by Diva magazine Editor Jane Czyzselska. I was on the panel with Artist, DJ and performer Sadie Lee and fashion historian and cultural critic Elizabeth Wilson. The event explored how LGBT culture plunders dominant straight culture and uses it to create something new and vibrant. In my presentation […]

Top 10 hot butch lesbians on film
Top 10 hot butch lesbians on film

People are saying butches are invisible in mainstream films. They have always been there, but we may have not liked what we saw like June ‘George’ Buckridge in The Killing of Sister George or Rosa Klebb, a butch Russian lesbian who has a dangerous shoe in the James Bond film from Russia with Love. I […]

Top 10 Gay Icons

From 2 July – 18 October 2009 the National Portrait Gallery has an exhibition Gay Icons and related events all celebrating the notion of gay iconic. Sandi Toksvig explains in a Guardian article she hopes the exhibition will “..give courage to those people who still struggle with their sexuality. It might make people feel better […]

Michael Jackson did not want to be white

Kobena Mercer in Welcome to the Jungle introduced the notion of ethnic androgyny to describe Michael Jackson’s paling of his skin and re-shaping his nose. Mercer explores the idea that Michael Jackson changed his skin colour not to be white, but to be a light-skinned Black man. Jackson’s whole remodelling of his hair, face and […]

Interview with Smoking Dogs Films producers of Oil Spill – The Exxon Valdez Disaster
Interview with Smoking Dogs Films producers of Oil Spill - The Exxon Valdez Disaster

Smoking Dogs Films is located in Hackney London. It is made up of John Akomfrah OBE, Lina Gopaul, and David Lawson who were members of the highly acclaimed and award-winning Black Audio Film Collective whose titles included Handsworth Songs and Seven Songs for Malcolm X. Their most recent documentary,  Oil Spill – The Exxon Valdez […]

Interview with NO! director Aishah Shahidah Simmons of AfroLez Productions
Interview with NO! director Aishah Shahidah Simmons of AfroLez Productions

Aishah Shahidah Simmons is an award-winning African-American feminist lesbian independent documentary filmmaker, television and radio producer, published writer, international lecturer, and activist based in Philadelphia, PA. In 1992, she founded AfroLez® Productions, an AfroLez®femcentric multimedia arts company committed to using the moving image, the written and spoken word to address those issues which have a […]

Notorious the movie and Ms Wallace

Notorious is  a film about the life and death of Notorious BIG aka Biggie Smalls born Christopher Wallace, legendary East Coast rapper and protege of Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy/P Diddy. When Biggie Small’s mother Violetta Wallace came to the USA from Jamaica,  like all immigrants from the Caribbean she was chasing the American Dream. […]