In Tongues Untied, Marlon Riggs examines what it means to be black and gay, confronting homophobia, racism, and mainstream culture with a poetic, angry, erotic, and funny documentary. In this interview from 1991, Riggs reveals his trepidation in making himself and his experiences the center subject of the film.
"Marlon Riggs's Tongues Untied rises above the 'deeply personal' - far above it - in exploring what it means to be black and gay. Angry, funny, erotic and poetic by turns (and sometimes all at once), it jumps from interview to confession, music video to documentary to poem." - Craig Seligman, San Francisco Examiner