As a homosexual man of British-Caribbean decent, I have struggled my entire life to satisfy the expectations of the black community, while still staying true to my gay self. Growing up I often questioned my sexuality; although I recognised and accepted my attraction to men, I knew from a young age, that there would come a time when my parents would discover I was gay, and that this would be a significant and extremely difficult moment in my life. What I knew of gay culture, growing up, came from homosexual characters featured in British television sitcoms. I had nothing in common with the gay men represented in mainstream media. I think that black men especially, have always felt the need to act manly, dominant and sometimes even, aggressive. Maybe this is down to a long history of mistreatment and repression; maybe we feel there is a need to assert our strength and authority in a world that has constantly tried to pit us as unequal.
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I came to Brazil expecting to be the object of insatiable female lust. Once thought of as a third-world country, Brazil is now home to 2 of the top 15 most expensive cities in the world — Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. That was Christmas Eve
Set in , Caught is a tuneful memory film of a shy teenager who is tempted by an alluring new student. Shot in Super 8, the Cinematographer was Kris White. Music by Kevin McLardy.