A Different Kind Of Black Man

2001 | Black/African American / Coming Out / Documentary / Parenting/Family / Race and Culture / Racism | 15m | USA
Directors: Sheila J. Wise

This short 2001 documentary takes a look at the ideas and feelings of successful, black gay men on such issues as sexuality and masculinity, as well as their perception of, and their role within, the black community.

Reviews and Awards

Honorable Mention, University of Oregon Queer Film Festival

“ … excellent technical qualities and speakers’ thoughtful, intelligent remarks keep viewers’ attention in this discussion prompter.”—Booklist

“ … [an] exceptional work …” —Anthony Gittens, Director, Washington, DC International Film Festival

“[Wise’s] interviews with gay Black men reveal strong people with positive self-images who desire to be connected to all parts of a diverse society.” —Ted Quimby, Washington, D.C. Public Access Corporation

“We are using Tongues Untied and A Different Kind of Black Man in studies on behavioral intervention to reduce sexual risk and increase general healthy behaviors among African American men who have sex with men. These films are very valuable tools in getting men to talk about cultural issues and barriers such as HIV/Sex/Drugs, racism and homophobia, and are a great resource for programs we are evaluating.” —Nicole Martin, Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago