Outfest hosted FUSION: The Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival March 22-24, 2012. This NoMoreDownLow.TV newsbreak features an interview with director Patrik-Ian Polk on his new film “The Skinny,” plus takes a look at other LGBT movies including “Stud Life,” “Slow” and “Promise Me a Lie.”
From full-length features to shorts, this year’s Outfest Fusion film festival continued its tradition of preserving the images of LGBTQ people of color and their artistry. Taking pride in showcasing and nurturing emerging talent, the festival also offers a platform for stories that are often overlooked in the mainstream movie-making industry and popular culture.
Outfest Film Festival Programmer Jennifer De Clue said, “(Outfest) Fusion is the only kind of film festival that focuses on queer people of color specifically.”
Producer/actor Shaka Walker said, “It’s one of the films that I’m part of that I produced it’s called Promise Me a Lie and basically it’s about a Latino gay guy who falls in love with a DL guy. And it’s telling a story between someone who’s openly gay and someone who’s on the Down Low.”
Actor Jennia Fredrique in “The Skinny” said, “I love people being fully who they are and being from Gary Indiana where you see kids getting beat up or mistreated. This represents those kids that need to see themselves represented.”
Outfest Fusion concluded with the world premiere screening of director Patrick-Ian Polk’s film “The Skinny.” Polk told us, “The Skinny” is about five Brown University classmates reuniting one year after graduation for gay pride weekend in New York City.” The first run of “The Skinny” begins on April 6, 2012 in Washington D.C. and Atlanta.
Learn more about Outfest Fusion at http://www.outfest.org
STUD LIFE is at http://www.studlifethemovie.com/
Darius Monroe and SLOW is at https://www.facebook.com/slowshortfilm
Follow Shaka Walker on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/boom_shaka_laka
Watch The SKINNY trailer:
Watch STUD LIFE trailer:
Watch SLOW by Darius Monroe *Warning: Partial Nudity*
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