Tyler Perry on America’s Obsession with Black Men in Drag

TweetSharebar TweetShareTweet Martin Lawrence’s Big Momma: Like Father, Like Son raked in $33 million and Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail made $90 million at the box office.  Plus, there’s the popularity of Rupaul’s Drag Race, now in season 3… Earnest, did you hear that?  put on some lipstick and grab a wig – we […]

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Martin Lawrence’s Big Momma: Like Father, Like Son raked in $33 million and Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail made $90 million at the box office.  Plus, there’s the popularity of Rupaul’s Drag Race, now in season 3… Earnest, did you hear that?  put on some lipstick and grab a wig – we need to make a movie! In our new episode of NoMoreDownLow.TV, we ask “What is America’s infatuation with black men in drag?”

Madea Goes to Jail

NoMoreDownLow.TV interviews Jonathan Wallace, who starred asa Blu in Holiday Heart alongside Ving Rhames, who said, “I think it’s easier for white America to embrace a black man in drag.”  While Blogger Darryl James takes it a step further and says that these images of black men in drag are “self castrating.”  He continues.. “black men in drag is one of the new coons…It’s hip and chic and the stereotype is comfortable for all who may have fear of a strong black man.”  Read his blog post here.

Find out what Tyler Perry has to say in our new episode below…

 

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Check out the organizations and read more about the people featured in Episode 106 of NoMoreDownLow.TV here.

 

What do you think? Is it safer to embrace a black man in drag than an openly gay man?


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