16 black LGBT films you must see

Featured image from "Paris is Burning"

Featured image from “Paris is Burning”

Huffington Post Gay Voices

In 1989, Donna Deitch directed the made for TV movie “The Women of Brewster Place” starring and produced by Oprah Winfrey, which was based on Gloria Naylor’s 1982 novel of the same name. Over 20 years later, African American lesbian director Dee Rees released her film “Pariah,” which tells the coming-out and coming-of-age story of a young black lesbian and garnered Rees many accolades.

In between that 20-year span a handful of black lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender (LGBT) films (independent and mainstream) have been released such as “Paris Is Burning,” “Still Black” and “She Hate Me.”

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