At Smithsonian Magazine, Jacquelyne Germaine writes about Yasuke, Japan’s first Black samurai. “Though the Netflix series introduces several mystical elements—including giant flying robots, magical armies and weaponized laser beams—the broad strokes of its depiction of the Honnoji Incident are historically accurate. Yasuke was an African warrior in the […]
Roy Wood Jr. interviews Bob the Drag Queen as well as discussing the history of drag with Channing Joseph and Frank DeCaro at The Daily Show‘s Beyond The Scenes podcast. “Conservatives are outraged by kids’ exposure to drag shows and there’s been an increase in protests at drag […]
“Maybe you’ve heard that people are mad about Black actors being cast in Lord of the Rings. Or Game of Thrones. Or maybe it was Star Wars. Or perhaps Thor. Wait, maybe it was Titans, or Superman. The Witcher? Or maybe you heard that people are angry that […]
Here’s the line-up for this year’s Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival! If you can’t make it to the screenings, make sure to keep an eye out for these films when the come to streaming or a theater near you: Eric Appel’s Weird: The Al […]
At Graveyard Shift Sisters, friend of the Gutter Ashlee Blackwell considers the horrific, Black horror, the white gaze and the Black subject among other things in her profile of Dianca London Potts. “Dianca’s exemplary analysis makes her an exciting, sobering voice in pop culture criticism. This Bucks County, Pennsylvania dropout […]
Behold the glory of Bob the Drag Queen’s wig in this performance from We’re Here in Selma, Alabama.