Check It | Dirs. Dana Flor & Toby Oppenheimer | 91mins | USA | 2016
“In my life to be a gay person waking up everyday it’s a survival thing.”
Check It captures the panache and peril of life in a 200 strong gay gang forged by vulnerable black teens who have been beaten and raped and are determined to fight back. Taking the words fierce and fabulous to the max they are unruly, loving, flaming family to each other. Often finding themselves on the wrong side of the law, as a gang they have retaliated with at times extreme violence whilst holding each others’ backs.