Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Preacher and the Poet

Willie Wilson, a Baptist preacher in Washington, D.C., who organized the "Millions More" march for African-American men, is well known for virulently anti-gay sermons, going on at obsessive length about the details of gay sex. In the "Millions More" march, Wilson promised to have a gay contingent, but he reneged on that pledge. This short juxtaposes documentary footage of Wilson and the march with poet Kenneth Morris, telling the story of his best friend who committed suicide at age 13 because he couldn't cope with being gay. Excellent, worth seeing.

The Preacher and the Poet, dir. Dean Hamer, 2007 USA, 10 min.

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