70MM: ‘Tongues Untied’ and Spoken-Word Confessions

Welcome to 70mm, The Geek Spectrum’s premier film and television criticism column. Every two weeks, 70mm will look at a film or television series and examine the imprint it has left on both queer cinema and the LGBTQA+ community as a whole. The entertainment may have been praised, maligned, or courted controversy at the time of its release; it may have been “good” or “bad”; or it may not have been discussed enough. 

This week, we’ll be taking a look at Marlon Riggs’ 1989 documentary, Tongues Untied. Continue reading