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Tongues Untied

Tongues Untied

Black Men Loving Black MenJul. 01, 1989USA55 Min.Not Rated
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Marlon Riggs, with assistance from other gay Black men, especially poet Essex Hemphill, celebrates Black men loving Black men as a revolutionary act. The film intercuts footage of Hemphill reciting his poetry, Riggs telling the story of his growing up, scenes of men in social intercourse and dance, and various comic riffs, including a visit to the “Institute of Snap!thology,” where men take lessons in how to snap their fingers: the sling snap, the point snap, the diva snap.

Tongues Untied
Tongues Untied
Original title Tongues Untied
IMDb Rating 6.7 940 votes
TMDb Rating 7 24 votes


Marlon Riggs


Essex Hemphill isHimself / Poetry Performance
Himself / Poetry Performance

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