From a (queer) black nationalist perspective, it’s the ‘sexiest’ release since Champion, Makmende (Goes After Hitler &) Returns, Pumzi, and (the) IloveUPeople series. I saw the pre-screening of this video at the (un-official) premiere of the Legacy video project last night. And as I’d anticipated, I fell in love all over again with (some of) the fruits of Inside Out’s program
[read as: so fresh to have youth EN elders sharing spaces en stories]
Red lips: cages for black girls is like the lovechild of black feminist & sex positive ideologies, a new-afrikan ‘hot doc’ on the state of queens in the ‘first’ world. It’s a poetic en critical analysis of how violence against women is racialised & sanctioned in systemic ways [filmed as: the military & prison industrial complex].
Kyisha Williams weaves not only her story, but those of other (extra) ordinary living womyn, with eulogies (for Sakia Gunn) and litanies of survival that re/define communities of resistance.
To make it plain, this video is a must-see but it ain’t a free show.