'You're Cute For A Black Guy' Examines Dating In The Gay Community

03/17/2015 10:02 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

What is it like for men of color to navigate the world of gay dating?

"You're Cute For A Black Guy" is a short documentary from filmmaker Cameron Johnson that asks gay men of color to open up about their experiences in the dating world. Their responses are both jarring and eye-opening and reveal the realities of men attempting to find love and romance in a world where often the majority of bodies that receive visibility -- whether it be through gay porn, in gay spaces or elsewhere -- tend to be white.

"I made this piece because I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t crazy," Johnson told The Huffington Post. "I couldn’t be the only gay black man who white dates have said insane things to, so I ventured to find others who shared my experiences. What I discovered is that my story isn’t uncommon, it’s just untold... I hope that my work will help to broaden the discussions of what it looks like to be a gay man in 2015, and give people insight into worlds they haven’t understood. Also, seriously never say any of these things to black men again."

Check out "You're Cute For A Black Guy" above for more. For more from Johnson, visit his Twitter and Instagram.

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