The New Black (2014)
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The ballot initiative for same-sex marriage that was put to Maryland voters in 2012 supplies the narrative frame for this revealing study of the conflict between LGBT activists and black Christians.
Laid-back yet incisive, "The New Black" examines the complexity of black attitudes toward same-sex marriage, which the mainstream media tend to oversimplify as church-dominated and uniformly negative.
"The New Black" often feels like a polished but uninspired op-ed.
It's an extended news segment in the form of a feature film.
If you're looking for insight, context, poignancy, the movie does offer all of the above.
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