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On the Downlow
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In this artful and thought-provoking film highly regarded experimental filmmaker Abigail Child follows four young African American men in urban Cleveland Ohio who all live life "on the downlow" (the DL). Uncomfortable with being termed gay as it doesn't correspond with their concept of Black masculinity the men in this film straddle two seemingly incompatible worlds. Billy claims that the best sex of his life was with the mother of his two children but he lives with a man. A self-described thug Ray prefers drag queens. Kerwin desires not only a beautiful woman on his arm but a man as well. And Antonio an ex-con who picked up the DL lifestyle while incarcerated is dating George whose teenage girlfriend doesn't know that George too is on the DL. Together these men's stories offer a rare window into both the allure and struggle of the DL lifestyle. Interweaving their narratives through candid interviews and intimate cinematography by Arthur Jafa (Crooklyn Daughters of the Dust) ON THE DOWNLOW offers a penetrating glimpse into a split existence: one life lies on the surface and another is hidden below. DVD Features: Original Casting Interviews; Trailer; Filmmaker Biography.

Title: On the Downlow
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Starring: Kerwin Benyoun, Billy Sharp, Antonio Jackson, Clifton "Ray Ray" Hudson, Natalie Jackson
Director: Abigail Child
Studio: New Video Group
Release Date: 9/23/2008
Original Year: 2008
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 767685112977
Item #: NVG002970

Region: 1
Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 9/23/2008
Run Time: 70 minutes

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