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THE IDENTITY QUESTION

Blacks and Jews in Europe and America

 WRITTEN BY ROBERT PHILIPSON

PRICE: $30

DESCRIPTION:

A diasporic study of the striking similarities between Jewish consciousness and black consciousness in Europe and America.

RETURN POLICY:

Fulfillment will be done by the University of Mississippi Press.

WEIGHT OF PRODUCT:

2.7 lbs.

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T'AINT NOBODY'S BIZNESS:

Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s

NARRATED BY JEWELLE GOMEZ DIRECTED BY ROBERT PHILIPSON

Who knew that the most famous blues singers of their day, Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, were bisexual? Or that Alberta Hunter and Ethel Waters were lesbians? Their lovers did, and now you will too. As part of recapturing our lost and hidden past, "T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness" presents the facts concerning the alternative sexualities of famous blues singers in a way that is unsensational yet entertaining. Many people will be surprised at how developed and robust alternative sexualities were 90 years ago. This documentary is narrated by the well-known Black lesbian poet and novelist, Jewelle Gomez.

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VERY GOOD LOOKING SEEKS SAME

Gay Profiles In Search of Love

DESCRIPTION:

Meet the denizens of the gay personal ads: the straight married guy who warns that he needs to “keep it simple;” or the Dom Master who boasts that he’s a Christian and former Boy Scout; or the happy goofball who’s jealous of his dogs Filmmaker Robert Philipson turns his eye to the hilarious and frequently poignant world of gay men in search of a connection. Find out what mathematical athletes, ex-marines, and 6’3” transvestites post to entice the men they want to be with with.

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THE BLACKS OF THEIR EYES

Chocolate Queens Tell All

DESCRIPTION:

Interracial couplings have always carried with them myths, judgments, and projections stemming from stereotypes deep in the American pysche. In the case of white-on-black desire, the cultural matrix provides a rich, poisonous gumbo of racism, white privilege, master/slave scripts, and individual efforts to escape or acknowledge the stigma of “jungle fever.” This personal documentary explores the gay version of “dark” desire through autobiographical narration, interviews with other like-minded men, film clips violently wrenched out of context, and even dance. You’ll be either enlightened or triggered, possibly both.