Queering the Canon: CHOCOLATE BABIES (1996) - NewFest


Drag queens and AIDS-afflicted radicals form an activist group to confront homophobic politicians


“An audacious feature debut”Variety. A band of queer, self-described “raging, atheist, meat-eating, HIV-positive, colored terrorists” fight back against homophobic conservative politicians on the streets of New York in Stephen Winter’s wild guerrilla satire. Part of Queering the Canon: BIPOC New York $10 Ticket | $8 for Members $18 Weekend Pass | $15 for Members Calling out government apathy to the AIDS crisis – particularly as it affected communities of color – CHOCOLATE BABIES blends exuberant camp and searing political anger into a radical statement of Black queer power in this NewFest and SXSW award-winner. 83 min The screening included a special Q&A with the filmmaker, moderated by Tony-nominated playwright Jeremy O. Harris Presented in Partnership with BAMSponsored by BET


Stephen Winter