Coming to DVD and Blu-ray on August 4, 2015 from RLJ Entertainment is Blackbird. This movie is directed by Patrik Ian-Polk and written by Rikki Beadle Blair and Patrik Ian-Polk. Blackbird stars Mo’nique (Phat Girlz), Isaiah Washington (The 100 TV Series), Kevin Allesse (A+), Julian Walker (The View TV Series), and Terrell Tilford (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series).
This movie is about seventeen year old Randy who tries very hard to be a good person. Since his father left, Randy takes care of his emotionally disturbed mother and he’s the kind of friend all of his classmates can depend on. As strong as he seems on the outside he is hiding a secret inner struggle and denial of his true self. It’s not until he opens himself up to love that becoming a man means accepting who you really are.
My Opinion: This was such an inspirational movie for all the young men or women out there trying to find themselves sexually and how religion plays a role in the daily struggle to stay straight. I really enjoyed this movie but reading did not state it was about gays and lesbians so for those who do not believe in that this movie is not for you. The cast and characters were amazing at telling the story written.
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This movie runs 99 minutes and in the genres Coming-of-Age, Drama, African American, Gay / Lesbian, African American Drama, Based on Book, Dysfunctional Families, Faith / Spirituality, Family, Friendships, Gospel Music, High School, Love / Intimacy, Romance, Sexuality.
Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.