While it’s a foregone conculsion that one or both films championing the centuries’ long struggle of the former will triumph, what’s particularly interesting is how these films have played and been perceived by parts of the African-American community.
What should we be seeing then?
So many gay male stories are set “inside” our “world,” and/or depict the few interlopers there; or about our visibility and/or hiding in plain sight. How much deeper can we actually go? To have orientation- and gender-blind casting, and gay men popping up in all kinds of roles and situations is the logical parallel with a decades-long struggle of all racial minorities for greater visibility.