Black and Gay Back in the Day

Aunt Nell

Black and Gay Back in the Day


Critic Rating

Black and Gay, Back in the Day brings to life a photo archive of Black LGBTQIA+ life in Britain, from the 1970s through to the early 2000s. Each episode is an intergenerational journey focusing on a key photograph from the archive - joining stories of the past, with those of today. Marc Thompson is our gentle, inquisitive and warm guide to the archive, helping a rotation of younger Black LGBTQIA+ co-hosts navigate these often untold stories. Each episode covers a different theme drawn out of a single photograph from the collection, submerging you into Black LGBTQIA+ historyThis eye opening series h...

Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Oct 17, 2022

"Along with telling the stories behind certain images, the series’ objective is to pair black LGBTQ elders with their younger counterparts in conversation, a smart idea that makes room for veteran voices and draws a clear line between past and present. In a warm and wide-ranging talk, the pair talk about the importance of galvanising local communities to the anti-racist cause and their battles against the assumption that people of colour are more likely to be homophobic."

See Full Review

Score: 4.9

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Oct 15, 2022

"The warm and engaging Thompson also hosts the show, popping up at the start and the end of each episode, in which a young black gay person talks to an elder about their experiences around the issues raised by the photo. …"

See Full Review

More In Documentary