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The Skinny (2012)

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Director Patrik-Ian Polk provides exciting character developments, brilliant cinematography and life lessons for all, particularly for members of the black LGBT community. Cameos by key actors from the Noah Arc series are visual delights.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jussie Smollett ... Magnus
Blake Young-Fountain ... Sebastian
Anthony Burrell ... Kyle
Shanika Warren-Markland ... Langston
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman ... Joey
Jennia Fredrique ... Savannah
Robb Sherman ... Junot
Dustin Ross Dustin Ross ... Ryan
Joshua Cruz Joshua Cruz ... Evan
Wilson Cruz ... Dr. Vasquez
Darryl Stephens ... Nurse Nicholson
Seth Gilliam ... Testing Van Doc
Derrick Briggs Derrick Briggs ... Rapist #1
Dewayne Queen Dewayne Queen ... Rapist #2
Joshua Randle Joshua Randle ... Sex Party Patron
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Feature film from award-winning writer/director Patrik-Ian Polk, tells the story of five black Brown University classmate s- four gay men and one lesbian - reuniting in the Big Apple for a weekend of sin, fun, secrets, lies and drama. Written by Anonymous

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All charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped. See more »

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References A Raisin in the Sun (1961) See more »

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Any Other Way
Written by Patrick Knight
Performed by Patrik-Ian Polk & Jussie Smollett
Produced by Mandla Cobledale, Garrett Henritz & Patrik-Ian Polk
Courtesy of TSBB Productions, Inc.
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Even better than his past work...
17 April 2012 | by tmanbballSee all my reviews

This film shows Patrik-Ian Polk at his best, or what I perceive to be his best. His work has gotten progressively better with each film I've seen. All show gay men pretty much being themselves in their everyday lives, but the characters have warmth and heart and, of course, drama. From 'Punks' to 'Noah's Arc' (the series and the film, 'Jumping the Broom') I honestly enjoy his work. But, 'The Skinny' is better. 'Noah' regular touched on issues that affect the glbt community, this film seems to take subject of AIDS, promiscuity and the party scene a lot more seriously and to good effect. Well acted with an attractive cast, during Pride weekend in Harlem. Highly recommended.


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