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THE LIVES OF

LAMOTT ATKINS

DIRECTED BY ROBERT PHILIPSON

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W.E.B. DuBois famously wrote that every Black in America grows up with “this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others.” But what happens when the double consciousness of being gay is overlaid on that? This self-narrated documentary follows a man of extraordinary talent: running back for the Stanford Cardinal; dancer at Julliard; model, singer, and performer in Europe; the epitome of Black masculinity and grace. And yet closeted for the first 40 years of his life. When he finally crashes and burns, his wanderings bring him to the very heart of gay life in San Francisco. And still he won’t come out.

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