Sorry I’ve been m.i.a., I’ve been finishing the second draft of my first chapter and deciding which PhD program to go to.
Anywhoo, during the madness of the past month I stumbled upon a TV show called Noah’s Arc. Noah’s Arc is a Black gay sex and the city. I cannot stop watching this show (on netflix, it’s totally off the air). There are many things I love about this show. For one, it features different types of Black men. They don’t all look the same, they don’t act the same, they don’t the same, they don’t deal with the same issues. I love the diversity. There’s the intellectual college professor who is a little uptight, there’s the super free spirit, who is a little too free with his body, there’s the mama/diva and then there’s the niave screenwriter. The show deals with coming out, AIDS, homophobia, issues within the gay community re: acting feminine, gay marriage, childen, and of course relationships.
Another thing I love about the show is the way it portrays fathers. *spoiler alert* When Chance and Eddie break up the first time, Chance keeps his commitment to Eddie’s daugher. He made it a point to still be in her life. The show doesn’t spend a lot of time on it, but I thought it was so important to show a Black man being commited to a child, especially one that was not biologically his. In season 2 and in the movie, two other couples ponder adoption. I think this is so important as the dominant view of Black men and fatherhood is that it’s something Black men are afraid of and avoid.
The show is not perfect, the acting is not the best. But the show is hilarious and really touches upon a lot of important issues, not only for the gay audience but the straight as well. I encourage you to watch it on netfilix or logonline.com.