Check It (Check It)

Documentary USA 2016

At first glance, it is hard to imagine them as a street gang: they are a group of young African Americans who wear lipstick and mascara, flashy clothes and hairstyles, high heels and Louis Vuitton handbags. But their designer bags contain knuckle-dusters, knives and pepper spray. Check It is the story of a close-knit group of young gays who, after being constantly bullied on the streets of Washington, in 2009 choose to join forces and defend themselves. They are driven to this decision by their need to survive in a dangerous and brutal world, where intolerance goes hand in hand with violence, and there is no escape for the lonely and "different". The leader of this feisty group, Mo, who has a criminal record, leads them in a new, incredible venture: creating their own fashion collection. The decision to take up this challenge derives not just from their love of high fashion, but mainly from their need to break out of the vicious circle of poverty and marginalization that traps them all.

photography

Toby Oppenheimer

associate producer

Eden Campbell

Dawne Langford

production

Radical Media

GLBTmovieDatabase 2013-04-09

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