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How this controversial documentary created space for Black gay love and sexuality in film

Tongues Untied, extraordinary was his ability to blend an essayistic quality with the immediacy and viscerality of film.In Tongues Untied, Riggs burrows into his past and its connection to the social, cultural, and political past of Blackness and queerness, from its erasure by white institutions to its survival within Black and queer communities. As often as Riggs indicts the racist and homophobic society we exist in, he, too, is able to find the vulnerability and realness that constantly must fight against it.

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