Discreet City | Nicholas Delmacy
"My Brother's Keeper" is an ensemble drama series featuring many different storylines that (sometimes) connected like the film "Crash." Now in its third season, it has featured a number of black gay characters since the beginning. The final season introduced us to two gay new characters, Calvin (played by Willie Albert Loman [above]) and Miles (played by Tamario Fletcher [right]).
Unlike the immature new series "Freefall", Lamont Pierre brought a seriousness to "My Brother's Keeper" that is rarely seen by black gay independent filmmakers. In four short episodes, he tackles heavy issues like homelessness, co-dependency, bipolar disorder and unemployment all while making "being gay" more of a subtext to the characters' lives. As we view more new episodes of "Freefall", we hope that the young talented filmmaker eventually remembers his high-minded roots while still finding a way to attract the sex-crazed masses.