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DVD SPOTLIGHT - A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy

Almost forgot to mention...

Dennis's Dortch's feature-film debut (and 2008 Sundance Film Festival selection and Magnolia Pictures acquisition), A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy, a film I've talked about several times on this blog, as well as on my podcast, was released on DVD today!

I'm sure everyone reading this blog is familiar with the title. Indeed, it is a very good day for Dennis Dortch’s directorial debut which charts sexuality through a set of six amusing, interconnected vignettes that unfold in a single day in Los Angeles. Explicitly exploring sex in coupledom, the seductive, visceral film gives us a sneak-peak into a multitude of scenarios, including: a woman in bed with her boyfriend jockeys for position; a teenager explores the limits of her sexuality in questionable situations; a boy and his basketball are held hostage by interracial taboos. Seeking to shatter trite stereotypical representations of "black sexuality," Dortch’s kaleidoscopic sketches are gritty, sultry and surprising with every step and stroke.

Be sure to head on over to to pick up your very own copy for about $23, or check Netflix for a rental.

Extra features on the disc include the usual deleted scenes and director's commentary.

An auspicious start from filmmaker, Dennis Dortch... raw, fresh, and extremely witty. You won't be disappointed!

Here's it's trailer as a reminder:


  1. Anonymous said...

    i've been wanting to comment on this all week. err

    maybe men think other men want to make stories about men being with many different women like women want to make love stories.

    i saw one clip in this trailer that made me think i don't want to see this. i mean the black man with a non-black woman thing probably out numbers the films made about the holocaust. lol probably makes up a good percentage in the black cinema world like holocaust films do in the regular world of cinema.
    (with the line drawn)

    i can't knock this film b/c i haven't seen it. however, i feel there is too much of the black male being represented as having multiple lovers or sleeping with non-black women. i guess men feel the same way about movies with men cheating on their women. i'm not talking about not showing these realities. i'm just saying if black men are putting it out their what am i supposed to think of the black male mind?

    discuss lmao

  2. Invisible Woman said...

    at must love movies:

    calm down, girl they're all Black...she just lightskin-ded. lol! :-)

    or maybe you meant the asian chick, but there is a very good story and reason behind that mixed couple's segment..can't wait to see your review.

  3. Anonymous said...

    i was just whining. was talking about the asian female segment. plus i'm tired of seeing sex in movies.

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