In the first-ever gay
television-to-movie crossover, the groundbreaking feature film based
on cable channel Logo's Noah's Arc arrives in select theaters
Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom
was first announced in January 2007 and picks up where the 2006
second season left off.
The series first debuted on Logo in
October 2005 as the gay cable channel's first drama. The series is
often credited as the first high-profile drama to focus on the lives
and loves of gay African-American men.
For two seasons the hour-long show drew
praise and fans as Noah, Chance, Alex and Ricky showed America what
being gay and black in West Hollywood was really like.
Jumping The Broom starts off
with the gay marriage proposal cliffhanger that ended season two.
In the movie, the four friends travel
to Martha's Vineyard to plan the perfect wedding for Noah and Wade.
But even before the big day arrives, doubts begin to surface. Will
the couple marry and find their happily-ever-after?
Not only is Jumping The Broom a
unique and refreshing look at the struggles gay men of color face, but
it's also pretty humorous – promising to be the feel-good gay movie
of the year.
But the movie's ambitious goals go well
beyond just making a black gay romantic comedy, it also serves to
educate on issues important to the black community. For example, HIV
is discussed in an early scene in the movie.
Before the wedding day, the crew take a
rest from wedding planning in a jacuzzi.
“Well, do you guys think it's OK to
stop using condoms after you're married?” Noah asks.
“That's tricky,” Alex replies as he
drinks a cocktail. “I mean I have all these young guys come
sweeping through the clinic asking me 'Is it OK if I let him hit it
raw?' after they've only known the guy for less than a week. Talking
about 'I love him, I trust him. He does a lot of nice things for
me.' I'm like, 'Trust him? Girl, you're the one who's gonna be
sitting in the HIV clinic looking stupid!'”
Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom opens
Friday in New York City.
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