Check It is about a gay African-American gang struggling to survive in one of Washington D.C.’s most violent neighborhoods. The film is an intimate portrait of 4 childhood friends - as they claw their way out of gang life through an unlikely avenue - fashion. With members now numbering in the hundreds, the Check It is a small gang in one city but it reflects a national issue. Being gay in poor, violent African-American neighborhoods carries a dangerous stigma. Standing up for who they are is more than an issue of pride for this group—it’s risking their lives.
Gunpowder & Sky
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