Documentary on Black Masculinities in Comic Books, “From Shaft to Sidney Poitier”

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Readers may be interested in the film Shaft or Sidney Poitier, “a documentary film examining the representation of Black masculinity in comic books” produced by Jonathan Gayles. Academics writing on comics, popular culture and gender include Mark Anthony Neal (Duke, African and African-American Studies) and Sundiata K Cha-Jua (Illinois, History and African-American Studies).  The trailer for Mr. Gayles’ film is above.

-Bridget Crawford

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