In celebration of the upcoming Hotter Than July celebration, Affirmations will screen two episodes of season one of “The DL Chronicles,” followed by question and answer and meet and greet sessions hosted by Johnnie Jenkins with the show’s directors, writers and producers: Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett. The event will happen on July 18 at 7 p.m.
“The DL Chronicles,” a series shown on here! TV, tells the stories of men of color who by consequence and by choice, live sexually duplicitous and secret lifestyles. Narrated by aspiring journalist Chadwick Williams as he pursues research while authoring a book about men who have sex with men, also known as “The Down Low,” we enter into a provocative and intriguing world of sexual discovery, denial, betrayal, love and loss.
From a highly-desired successful executive to the street corner hustler, from the happily married father of two to the college athlete’s first love, each episode will delve into the different lives and experiences of DL men of color across social, cultural and economic boundaries.
The “Down Low” is a slang term for African-American men who identify as being straight, but secretly engage in sexual activity with men. They date women, have children and often marry in an effort to appear heterosexual to the public. More than just “closeted,” they do not identify as gay or bisexual and refuse to be associated with the gay “lifestyle” or community.
The screening is a continued collaboration between Affirmations, here! TV, and Comcast to highlight the Change Starts Here campaign in which Affirmations will receive a $10 donation for every new here!TV subscriber on Comcast Cable of Detroit between now and July 31, 2008. To subscribe to here! On Demand for $7.99 per month, call 1-888-here-now.