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[on The Birth of a Nation
(2016)] I don't want this to be a film. I want it to be a movement. I don't want it to be a moment in time. I want a launch pad for conversation around how we can deal with our trauma collectively. Then we can create a cultural shift. 
Stated in an interview with BET that in an effort to preserve the Black man, he will, among many things, never play a gay character. Parker complained about Hollywood offering Black men roles that requires dresses and duct tape - though Parker took it one step further when he said Hollywood also offers Black men roles that consist of "men with questionable sexuality.".