When: 1989

Isaac Julien’s drama-documentary that led to his popularity and combined archival footage of Harlem to celebrate Black gay identity during the Harlem Renaissance.

Further Reading:

Carroll, Rachel Jane. “Can you feel it?” Beauty and Queer of Color Politics in Looking for Langston.” Criticism (Detroit) 60, no. 4 (2018): 487-509.

Friedel, Tania. Racial Discourse and Cosmopolitanism in Twentieth Century African American Writing. London: Routledge, 2008.

Schwarz, A. B. Christa. Gay Voices of the Harlem Renaissance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003.

Shin, Chi-Yun. “Reclaiming the Corporeal: The Black Male Body and the ‘Racial’ Mountain in ‘Looking for Langston.” Paragraphy 26, no. 1-2 (2003): 201-212.

Yelin, Louise. “Callin’ Out Around the World: Isaac Julien’s New Ethnicities.” Atlantic Studies 6, no. 2 (2009): 239-253.