Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom is on DVD today. I did an interview with Doug Spearman for BET.com. The first time BET has ever done any press for Noah's Arc. Here is an interesting excerpt from the interview:
In Hollywood, do you feel like you experience more racism or more homophobia?
Racism. I've never heard somebody scream faggot on a set. I’ve never been told I couldn’t have something because I was gay. No one's ever going to do that, people aren’t stupid—99% of the people who work in Hollywood are not stupid. They're not going to openly express that kind of prejudice. Are good gay roles hard to find? Absolutely. Even gay people write stereotypical gay roles. When I walk into the room a black man walks into a room, not a gay man. I think I’m black before I’m gay, there is a cultural history attached to that. I look at television and thirty years ago you saw more black faces than you do now. There are no series with the exception of “The Game” and “The House of Payne” that have a predominantly black cast. There are certainly no major networks or cable networks series built around black characters. We are disappearing from our culture and we need to stand up and say something about it.
BET.com: Black and Gay in Hollywood
Labels: NOAH'S ARC
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