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Steel River

'Steel River' Vs. 'Skin Deep': Urban Gay Series Aim For Different Representations

Deron Dalton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Deron Dalton

Steel River is the latest urban gay series based on the down-low stereotype. Meanwhile, another Atlanta-based series that's trying to get picked up, Skin Deep, which focuses on the intersecting lives of a diverse group of gay men, promises to be a better show.

The Down-Low Stigma Is Still Prevalent In Urban Gay Media

Deron Dalton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Deron Dalton

It's as though "down low" were synonymous with "gay and black." Not only is being on the down low problematic, but portraying all gay black men as down-low brothers stigmatizes the gay black community.