The masked fashion models marched onto the stage with fists pumping and feet stomping in unison, music blaring, before all 15 crouched in silence. One by one, to the sounds of explosions, they leaped up to share their experiences with rough city life as gang members.
Some, including members of the gang Check It, say Washington’s gay-friendly reputation doesn’t apply to everyone.
Check It is a feature-length documentary centered around an inner-city gay and transgendered gang in the Trinidad neighborhood of Washington, D.C.. Comprised of African-American youths, Check It is the only documented gay gang in America. The
A new documentary is taking an in-depth look at what could be America’s first all queer gang. The Huffington Post reports that “Check It,” which is produced by RadicalMedia and actor Steve Buscemi, recalls how three bullied Washington, D.C. teens began
The Check It, touted as America’s first all-LGBT gang was formed in Washington, DC, some years ago as a way for bullied queer kids to fight back with the only language their attackers understood: violence.
Washington D.C.’s ‘The Check It’ might just be the only gang in the U.S. made up entirely of gay and trans members, according to the makers of a new documentary produced by actor Steve Buscemi. FIlmmakers Toby Oppenheimer and Dana Flor have spent the last three years documenting the gang, made up of approximately 200 gay and trans African-American teens in D.C. They’ve now turned to
Some of these guys wear lipstick and high heels. But they’re also packing knives, brass knuckles, and mace.
A new documentary is taking an in-depth, no-holds-barred look at what could be America’s first all queer gang.
When you think about a gang from Washington, D.C., you probably picture the kinds of details that get thrown at you during the 10 o’clock news. You probably picture bad home lives, drug addictions, jail time, violence, and a whole bunch of beef. But what you probably don’t picture is all of that bad
Steve Buscemi has put his producer muscle behind a new documentary titled “Check It,” which follows a group of routinely harassed DC teens who, out of necessity (essentially, to protect themselves), started what the film claims is the only documented all-gay and transgender gang in the USA.