KWAME as portrayed by Paapa Essiedu on I May Destroy You (2020)
The beauty of Blackness - as a term, a construct, an idea, a community -- is that it ecompasses a world of riches. We are not a monolith, and we are not bound to these 50 united states. And although each country has its own flavor, it's all Black. So for today's entry, we're hopping across the pond and talking about something that is down-to-the-minute current. I don't want to spoil it for folks, so I'll just say that this series is not centered around the Black gay character, but the creators have given him a complicated journey that is unlike anything else explored on this list. In the US they've only yet aired four episodes of a planned 12, so it remains to be seen how things will all shake out. But it is important to consider the whole of our experiences as Black gay men of the Diaspora. If we aren't able to meet in real life, we can at least see on screen how ours stories run parallel, where they intersect and where they diverge.
Somehow 30 days has flew by, and this look at Black gay men on screen has come to a close. Thank you all for your insights, sending me suggestions and taking a moment to really look at what it means to be #Blackgayandonscreen. This series is "complete" but don't worry. I'm only getting started...