A tiny independent movie has been picked by one of Hollywood's biggest moguls to promote his latest venture. Robert L. Johnson created BET and now, the Urban Movie Channel. That's an online channel that's being called the black Netflix.
And the first original film it's acquired is a gay interracial romance set in the deep South. In Blackbird, the main character Randy, is in high school. Everyone thinks he's gay, and they're totally fine with it.