“I love a red carpet,” 26-year-old Star giggled excitedly in Chelsea’s Bowtie Cinema last Saturday night. She was wearing a shiny, yellow A-line dress with flowers printed on it, and high-heeled gladiator sandals. In her D.C. accent, she drew out the next sentence so as to luxuriate in it. “I love to be seeeeeeeeeeen.”And so she was, big time. A few minutes later, Star’s image would be projected onto a screen during the world premiere of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Check It, an eponymously named documentary that follows principal members of Check It (also known as The Check It), a crew of young LGBT black men and women who live in Washington D.C. What Check It is, exactly, depends on who’s describing it. Its members, six of whom were on display that night, call it a family.
D.C.’s Black Gay and Trans Kids Fought Back, Formed a “Gang” Called Check It, Now Star in a Documentary
More from NewsMore posts in News »
- Reparations Can Be Paid Through School Finance Reform
- 9/11 – What Schools Teach About War On Terror
- ‘Black Women Being Trailblazers’: Spelman Faculty Refuse To Teach In Person As Classes Begin
- Each Day 250 Preschool Kids Get Suspended Or Expelled – 5 Questions Answered
- How Free School Meals For All Children Can Improve Kids’ Health