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 Amazon.com 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: