Amazon Product Description From writer/director Bobby Peoples comes a film that tells the story of two lovers who fall for the same man, however all is not as it seems when that love is between two men. In a love story ripped from today's headlines regarding the "Down Low", in which African American men secretly engage in a physial and emotional relationships with other men. Partly Cloudy asks the question, "Does he love she or Does he love he?"
Partly Cloudy arrived on our radar like a summer sun shower - out of the clear blue sky, warm and delightfully refreshing ... but one wonders why there was no warning, no build-up, no clouds announcing its arrival. Still, its here, so lets discuss.
One reviewer, while excoriating the film's acting and production, pointed out the porn star in the cast, Mello. He goes on to say...
"Yes they cast a porn star in this flick and actually he provides some much needed entertainment in the movie with his slick delivery and quite comfortable presence on screen..."
Now, that sounds like enough reason to check this film out. We firmly believe a porn past should not bar anyone from other pursuits, maybe by Hollywood standards but certainly not by ours. Another reviewer even blamed the bad production on Hollywood for not producing such material, but loved the story anyway.
An interesting point, though we can hardly excuse really horrible production if that is in fact the case. However, we ordered this film anyway, despite the scathing 3 reviews its garnered since it's March 2010 release, in part to support the effort, and in part because we do love Mello, and have wondered where he's been. Congrats to him and the whole team, and we wish them the best.
See the clips below to decide for yourself whether you want to support fledgling Queer Black Cinema, or just sit on the sidelines and bitch about it.