I first saw Noah's Arc last fall when the HRC had a screening of the show and reception with the cast at their new headquarters. Finally after several months of promoting the show it has finally aired on the Logo network, the gay network that I often forget exists. What some consider groundbreaking, I consider a perpetuation of the negative stereotypes of black gay men. To me the show exhibits two types of GBMs The uberflamboyant characters and mediocre acting take away from what could actually be a pretty good storyline.
It was originally aired on October 4, on Logo. After being gay bashed at a gas station and eventually reconciles with Wade romantically, Noah hears the news that Dre is planning to propose marriage to Wade at the Black Gay Pride beach party. Wade responded that they both cheated on their boyfriends, and they need to commit to their relationship and go on their separate ways. At the Ovahness Ball, Noah breaks up with Quincy, realizing that he is still in love with Wade and Quincy was not "the one".
The black gay themed film centered on the upcoming wedding of a male couple and the dramedy which unfolds leading up to their walk down the aisle. This marks the second consecutive year that a black gay film has been nominated for an award by the venerable civil rights institution. It was first conceived as an idea then birthed into a DVD pilot that was later screened at black gay pride festivities across the country. It was then given additional energy through an online letter writing campaign which helped to get it on the gay but exclusively white LOGO cable channel and finally a shot at becoming a motion picture. Increasingly their collective work is gathering a steady steam of support, popularity and now industry recognition among straight and gay audiences alike.
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