by Chris witherspoon April 23, 2015 –theGrio.com
Director Patrik-Ian Polk teams up with Oscar-winner Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington and Hollywood newcomer Julian Walker for his highly anticipated upcoming film, Blackbird.
The film focuses on a teenager who’s on the verge of manhood and struggling to come to grips with the fact that he is gay, all whilst growing up in a small, rural Mississippi Baptist community.
Polk also penned the screenplay for Blackbird and says, for him, the film hits home, because he too struggled to come to grips with his sexuality while growing up in small, close-knit Southern town.
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