“I told you when you came out to me that you weren’t going to end up with a black man,” my sister said to me recently, laughing hysterically.I had just told her about a friend of mine predicting my future, which involved an interracial marriage, the two of us remodeling a brownstone and being featured on HGTV.It's this kind of exoticizing and tokenization that inspired Johnson to make the documentary. I've dated men of all colors, shapes and sizes, but it seemed that white men habitually said reckless, racist things to me as part of their approach," Johnson told One reason such pickup lines are so insidious is because they play on long-established stereotypes of the black gay community."I guess the biggest stereotype is that black men are just penises with Timberlands attached, and that whatever we have to offer sexually is our only value," Johnson told "For the black gay community, the self-imposed stereotype is that there's only one way to be a gay black man.Yet, I’ve always wanted to end up with someone like me — though ideally with less student loan debt.
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Online, I see so many demanding that their partners not have any trace of femininity ...
There's so much more to being a man than fitting a narrowly enforced view of masculinity," Johnson explained.
Johnson asked a group of black gay men to sit down and reveal what really happens when they start dating interracially.
Their stories reveal the difficulties and frustrations of dating in an environment that often tokenizes and ignores them.