Los Angeles-based writer and performer Cameron Johnson, decided that, for his next project, he would tackle
a subject more close to home – what he calls “racism and
microaggression in interracial dating from the perspective of gay black men.”
The result is the short film, “You’re Cute for a Black Guy,” which just recently premiered at the 2015
Los Angeles Outfest Fusion Film Festival.
Johnson says that he wanted to make the
film because “it’s a perspective we rarely see in mainstream depictions of gay
people, and hopefully a window into a world in which you can see yourself, or a
vision into a world you’ve never known,” adding that he wanted to be sure that he wasn’t going crazy, given the lack of representation of this perspective on screen: “I couldn’t be the only gay black man
who white dates have said insane things to, so I ventured to find others like
me. What I discovered is that my story isn’t uncommon, it’s just untold.”
He hopes that the film will help “broaden the discussions of what it looks like
to be a gay man in 2015, and give people insight into worlds they haven’t
understood. Seriously never say any of these things to black men again.”
what are those things?
going to have to watch the short to find out; although Johnson does say that this short
will be the first in a series of documentaries dealing the always controversial
subjects of race, sex and sexuality.