ByDan White, writer at Creators.co

Film 121 in the "1001 Films to See Before You Die" challenge is 1989's (or 1991 according to the book) "Tongues Untied". This 55 minute documentary looks at African-Americans who are gay and is narrated by director Marlon Riggs. Long story short, this was rubbish. I really couldn't care about anyone or anything that was onscreen. All I got out of it was that "I'm not liked because I'm different". It doesn't explain why! It just moves on to something else. Or it starts repeating clips and dialogue. Just an utter mess that has now given me a headache. Overall, don't watch it unless you have insomnia and really need to fall asleep then this is the film for you. If you have seen this film then let me know what you thought of in the comments. Here is what I had to say while watching 1989 (or 1991) "Tongues Untied"

Film - Tongues Untied

Year - 1989

Director - Marlon Riggs

Written by - Marlon Riggs

Staring - Marlon Riggs, Michael Bell, Kerrigan Black

IMDb Rating - 6.3/10

My Rating - DULL

Length - 55 min

Genre - Documentary


"Brother to brother"

Here's random footage of people rioting

I have no idea what anyone is saying

Naked man dancing in the opening credits - No buys!!!!

"Silence is the deadliest weapon"

Random shot of a funeral

What the hell is going on?

"Rub me in coconut milk and cum"

And there's the first kiss

Good God your socks are bright

So... This is what it's like to ring a sex phone line

So... This guy was offended when two men kissed on the back of a bus full of passengers

Time to hear comments from someone else about his experience in a gay bar

Three pieces of I.D.?!

To this guy three pieces of I.D. can be avoided by clicking your fingers three times

Here's a demonstration on the many ways to "snap" your fingers

This is terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So... To this guy "Punk" means "Gay"

Do we really need to repeat the words "N****s" & "C**t"

Time for a night out on the town

Lets beat you up because we can

I have reached the point of not caring anymore

Welcome to a gay parade in California

That is a massive dick!!!!!

And massive dick nipples

Why is this guy sweating so much while talking?

Let's now meet a man who walks around town in womens clothing

He kinda looks like Ashley Cole

This film is really dragging now

Wait... Those clothes you're wearing are stolen from your sister's wardrobe

Now to hear what the church and the bible has to say

Really don't care now

Why is the camera doing close-ups on people's mouths?

Why are we now watching African-American comedians performing?

Even the film is starting to repeat itself

And I'm no longer watching this

GOODBYE

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