Revolutionary Acts – Jason Okundaye
Publication Date: 7th March 2024
Announcing the arrival of a major new talent, Revolutionary Acts is an astonishing work of cultural history which captures Black gay Britain in startling detail.
Ted. Dirg. Alex. Biggy. Marc. Dennis. Ajamu.
Revolutionary Acts is an intimate portrait of seven men who serve as a living testament to the Black gay British experience. We see these men as they strive to establish some of the first Black LGBT community spaces; look on as they struggle to wrest control of their stories from the mainstream media; learn of their responses to the devastation of the AIDs crisis; and understand the vital place of nightlife and radical sex activism within the scene.
Ultimately, this is the story of how they have lived and loved, fought and fucked, bonded and cared for one another.
Through sensitive interviews and original archival research Jason Okundaye invites us to walk through Brixton, reaching back to the 1970s from the present day; in doing so, he reclaims a fragile history, a history rarely recorded. Championing deeply personal engagement with those who have paved the way before us, Revolutionary Acts reveals the power of resilience in the face of hostile circumstances and heralds the desire for happiness, joy and brotherhood as a radical act.