Black British writer and filmmaker Kofi Kofi Kofi.com brings his award winning live theatrical short 'Say My Name' to the screen as a short film based on the play revolving around the tumultuous relationship of fictional characters Ricky and Chris.
The story kicks off when ‘rude-bwoy’ Ricky ignores his undercover lover Chris while hanging ‘on road’ with his crew because he is afraid being ‘outed’. This single act hurts, humiliates and infuriates Chris triggering a raging, brutally explicit, and frank row in which conflicting issues about masculinity, sexuality, race, self definition and love are confronted. With their relationship in the balance Ricky is forced to confront his deepest darkest most inner feelings. “To be or not to be”….OUT!
The ongoing topic of down low behavior is once again addressed in this cinematic piece, but as art reflects life the challenges that internal and external homophobia presents for same gender loving couples as well as the down low provides an opportunity for dialogue.
I highly recommend that you take thirteen minutes out of your day to watch this short film. Headphones are recommended as some language is NSFW and the actor's British accent may make it difficult to understand some dialogue.
Watch 'Say My Name' here.