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31 May 2006

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Tony R

Rod, you're right. It shouldnt matter, but its rare for black actors to do gay scenes, especially opposite other brothers. Noah's Arc is just a so-so series but hopefully it will get better.

greg

I never thought about that. Many black actors will take a gay role opposite a white actor, but seem afraid to do it with another brother. Would Taye have kissed another brother on screen? We know off-screen ...

Good luck to Rockmond, Keith and Raz!

Bernie

You know, it just occurred to me that with the addition of all this new "hotness" they've also improved the quality of the acting, not exactly a strength of that show.

marcus

amen brutha.. lord knows we need a little more inclusion.h

Lee Owens

Bernie you are 300 correct. But notice that Rod hasn't hyped the hotness, just the inlusion of mainstream actors. I think that was his way of saying "thank the lawd for new actors!"

So does this mean the recaps will still be bitchy?

Max

Where is the Punks DVD?

TheRevKev

HENRY SIMMONS!


HENRY SIMMONS!


HENRY SIMMONS!


JUST PRAYING OUT LOUD. WITH KEITH HAMILTON COBB PLAYING ALONG AND SEXY RAZ-B'S JUICY LIPS TOUCHING THOSE OF ANOTHER BROTHA, I AM ON A ROLL, SO I WAS JUST PUTTING IN MY FINAL BID FOR "A LOVELY DAY" PERFECTION!

WASN'T ALL THAT BIG A FAN OF THE SHOW, EVEN THOUGH I WATCHED BECAUSE IF I COULD SIT THROUGH THAT IRRITATING WILL, I CAN SURELY BE ON HAND TO WATCH EQUALLY IRRITATING BLACK MEN!:)...BUT THESE INCLUSIONS/ADDITIONS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR DRAMA (FINALLY) OF THE LAST EPISODE, I AM INTRIGUED.

I HAVE KNOW RAZ FOR YEARS AND HIS HEART IS SO BIG IT'S TOWERING, AND THIS IS JUST HIM BEING THE MAN HE SAYS HE IS AND SHOWING AND PROVING!

KEITH.

KEITH!

MY LORD, KEITH. I SAW KEITH IN DC IN A SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PRODUCTION OF "CORIALANUS." IT WAS THE SINGLE SEXIEST PLAY I HAVE EVER WITNESSED. IMAGINE HIM...LOCS DOWN HIS BACK...TOPLESS WITH SKIN TIGHT LEATHER PANTS ON AND NOTHING ELSE...BAREFEET AND COMMANDO. PLUS, HE'S SO BIG AND BRASH AND PRESENT AS AN ACTOR!

AND, ROCKMOND....HE'S JUST A BEAUTIFUL HUMAN BEING! I GOT THE CHANCE TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH HIM A FEW TIMES AND HE WAS JUST A GREAT SPIRIT! HE ADMIRED A NECKLACE THAT I WAS WEARING AND I GAVE IT TO HIM AS A "THANK YOU" FOR HIS PIONEERING STEP AHEAD OF THE PACK IN "PUNKS." HE WAS SO GRACIOUS AND SO WARM IN HIS RESPONSE!

THERE REALLY ARE SOME GREAT BLACK ACTORS WHO NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN MATHEW ST. PATRICK IN SAYING..."WE ARE NOT ASHAMED TO SHOW LOVE, IN ALL ITS FORMS!"

THIS COULD REALLY BE A TURNING POINT FOR BLACK GAY MEN, TELEVISION, AND HOPEFULLY...NOAH'S ARC!

ROD, THERE YOU GO AGAIN....FORWARD!

THANKS!

patrick s

RevKev: I love your comments and your book! I saw you on BET. You know Raz personally? Will he go as far as to kiss someone on the show? Inquiring minds ...

ReggieH

My Other Half developed a Noah fixation early on last season. Now with Rockmond in it, I'll have to scrape him off the TV screen!

Bravo to the actors for accepting roles on the show (ONE DAY THIS WILL BE NO BIG DEAL!) and to the show for apparently stepping enough to get them.

I'm looking forward to a speedo-filled beach scene with both new and 'old' cast members.

Tony R

Can't wait to see Rockmond but I'm sure they will have him making a move for one of Noah or Alex. Ugh. Love your site Rod, love the diversity.

IbouDiop

". . .So when straight, black actors take on gay characters. . .it's another small step on the journey toward inclusion and acceptance."
Inclusion and acceptance--inclusion and acceptance--INCLUSION AND ACCEPTANCE? Hollywood be our salvation. Amen.

Steven

My goodness If the writing and tone improve as much as the quality of the guest stars then season 2 is really shaping up to be amazing. I wonder who they will announce next? Perhaps LL will do a cameo for season 3.
If I remember right wasn’t it Jonathon Plummer’s coming out that got Taye Diggs to say in an interview that if they did a sequel to “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” he would play the same role as a gay man? I don’t think we should hold it against Taye if the first gay role that he got after making it known that he was down with playing a homosexual character was one in a mixed race relationship. I also think that the honesty and sincerity that Taye brought to his role on “Will & Grace” was very much a step toward inclusion and acceptance of black gay men. I do admit I hope his next gay role has Taye Diggs in the arms of Henry Simmons.
Rev. Kevin that was an inspired casting choice they should hire you to get the guest stars for the next season of Noah.

patrick s

Ibou/Diop--Arent you the SAME one who said Raz B was a FRAUD and has always criticized Rod in Yahoo groups and on this site?

Rod didn't say Hollywood was the ONLY way toward inclusion. There are many like the church,, business, politics, laws, social interactions. Most black gay men and lesbians live and work in the larger black community; we don't have neighborhoods like North Halsted or West Hollywood, most of us still live in Inglewood or the South Side. So we either have to create our own communities or try to co-exist.

Everyone knows that Rod was very CRITICAL about the scripting of NOAH, its not like he is some cheerleader of the show. It's just one tv show that can hopefully make a few laughs and get a few people to watch who might not. So it is a SMALL step, if Rockmond or Raz B encourage straight or female viewers who might change their attitudes about gays. We're trying to fight homophobia, stereotypes, bigots and thugs and we need all the allies we can.

By the way please tell us your suggestions toward fighting homophopbia?

thebizofknowledge

I stumbled across your blog while I was in the process of doing some online research. I'd never seen or heard of Rockmond Dunbar before Prison Break, but I think he's been a terrific addition to that show!

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