This review was originally posted on DiamondsInDaSky.com on June 20, 2014
This week, I received a promo copy Out In The Night, written and directed by Blair Doroshwalther.
I feel like I immediately started crying as soon as the movie started. How many times have I been walking down the street when someone said something ridiculous about my sexuality and I said something back? How many times could that have escalated to something as ridiculous as what these women went through?
Out In The Night tells the story of four of the seven women (Venice Brown, Terrain Dandridge, Patreese Johnson and Renata Hill) involved in who, during the course of the documentary, are going through trials, prison sentences, and prison releases because they were deemed "at fault" for an altercation regarding their sexuality.
This report from ColorLines details the case:
I sobbed for most of this movie. It opened my eyes to so much hate that's still in the world and all of the problems with the justice system. I've never hurt so much in my life for women I don't know.
I've never been so affected by a documentary in my life.