Movie Blows Downlow “Cover”

Downlow culture gets probed from another angle this spring.

Bill Duke’s Cover, which reportedly sold out twice at the 16th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival, opens at select theaters February 22. The trailer certainly intrigues us – love a gay-tingled thriller – but journo Jasmyne Cannick doesn’t offer the best assessment:

Cover tells the typical and for me tired story of the brotha who did the sista wrong. We’ve been there and seen that before. It doesn’t necessarily portray gay men, bisexual men, or men on the downlow in the most positive light, not that you need too to discuss the downlow. But the plot that always includes the sista done wrong is a bit overplayed and does nothing to address the reason why the downlow exists in the first place. Instead, it continues to point the finger of blame…

Yes, but which finger?

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