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Don't! Mess! With! A! Snap! Diva! A clip from the 1989 documentary Tongues Untied which is about black gay identity. (via)
posted by The Devil Tesla (14 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by hermitosis at 12:45 PM on November 13, 2009


Oh, Tongues Untied, how you moved me.

I wrote my college senior thesis on homosexuality in the black community (I think I had myself almost convinced I was a gay black man at that time - I was a straight female teenager).
posted by tristeza at 12:59 PM on November 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Pretty obnoxious way to communicate.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 1:14 PM on November 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


I loved loved loved that movie when I saw it, eek, a zillion years ago at this point. I'd completely forgotten about the snap diva segment until just now. Thanks for posting!
posted by hippybear at 1:18 PM on November 13, 2009


MetaFilter: Pretty obnoxious way to communicate.
posted by hermitosis at 1:18 PM on November 13, 2009 [5 favorites]


Oh snap!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 1:19 PM on November 13, 2009


er, wut? people clicking their fingers?

i never thought i would read a sentence like this:

"...cited Tongues Untied as an example of how President Bush was using taxpayer's money to fund "pornographic art..."" (from the wiki link)

pr0n art? a doc about being black and gay is pr0n art? wow, how far out do you have to be to think like this?

also, the music in that vid is way too cool.
posted by marienbad at 1:57 PM on November 13, 2009


Never saw that before; thanks for the heads-up. The Grand Diva snap kills me! Good stuff right there.
posted by heyho at 2:14 PM on November 13, 2009


Two snaps up in a circle.
posted by ColdChef at 2:23 PM on November 13, 2009


"...cited Tongues Untied as an example of how President Bush was using taxpayer's money to fund "pornographic art..."" (from the wiki link)

pr0n art? a doc about being black and gay is pr0n art? wow, how far out do you have to be to think like this?


To be fair, the film does contain male frontal nudity and gay men kissing. I'm not saying that alone makes it "pornographic art", but it's not as if Pat Buchanan's claims are completely baseless. (At least in this one particular case. I still think he's nuts.)

I first saw Tongues Untied at a LGBTA meeting at Western Washington University. It was a powerful and very moving film, and I'd like to see it again.
posted by xedrik at 2:23 PM on November 13, 2009


I think my brain snapped.
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:31 PM on November 13, 2009


In some circles, anything about teh gay (that doesn't advocate killing or praying for change) is automatically pr0n.

It's a fantastic film. And we could really still use Marlon Riggs these days.
posted by rtha at 3:41 PM on November 13, 2009


well huhn. I had heard of Tongues Untied, but always thought it was going to be another dry & dreary multi-culti exercise. Guess I was wrong. Just added it to my Netflix queue - so thanks for the link!
posted by kanewai at 4:26 PM on November 13, 2009


Dah-yum, that's some fine snapping.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:43 PM on November 13, 2009


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