I met Arielle Loren, Director of the aptly titled documentary “Bideology” during my travels in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Someway or another in our conversation we began talking about the Black community being remiss in not cultivating safe spaces for gay, bi-sexual, or otherwise queer identified Black men, cornering many brothas into being closeted homosexuals.
Her documentary is inspired by a real situation that occured in her life, prompting the NYU graduate to make a feature legnth film about it. What impressed me most about the film, and her subsequent inquiry into the topic of being in a relationship with a bisexual man, is that rather than ignore it (as many women do), become enraged (the logical response), she endeavored to engage an audience of women and men in dialogue about the subject.
Bideology is a must see. I came away with some new and very interesting points of view after watching it.Check out the trailer below: