Fair Or Foul? “Blackbird” Director Patrik Polk Calls Out Black Actors By Name Who Were Afraid To Play Gay Roles

Blackbird Director Calls Out Homophobic Black Actors

“Blackbird” director Patrik Polk and star Isaiah Washington stopped by Sway in the Morning to chat about the movie, when the topic turned to Black actors and some of their reluctance to play homosexual characters on screen. Jump to the 2:35 mark to hear why Patrik calls out Shemar Moore, Gary Dourdan, Michael Jai White, and in particular Allen Payne, for refusing to star in one of his films out of fear of an on-screen kiss. Patrik also points out studies that show how the men who are most hateful of homosexuality and rail against gay men the hardest are typically the ones harboring some hidden feelings they aren’t quite comfortable with…