“There was a general lack of stories showcasing people who look like me and so I wanted to do something about that.”
“The Other Boys” is an stunning new 50-part docuseries that examines the experiences of 50 different queer men of color living in New York City.
Abdool Corlette, who produced the series along with Adam Vazquez, recently dropped by The Huffington Post to chat with Maria Tridas for her weekly live show, The Spectrum.
“Through working in the film industry I started to realize there was a general lack of stories showcasing people who look like me and so I wanted to do something about that,” Corlette told Tridas during their discussion. They also chatted about intersectionality, the lack of respectful representation for queer men in the media and what inspired Corlette to tell these stories.
“I’ve been so profoundly moved and changed by the Black Lives Matters movement,” he said. “I think there is something so beautiful and powerful about just saying, ‘My life matters’ and how it makes you feel when you hear someone say ‘Black lives matter.’ That in its essence is for me what acceptance and true diversity is.”
Watch the full interview above.