A film based on Larry Duplechan’s novel Blackbird
, about the coming of age of a gay African-American high schooler, will premiere in Los Angeles in February 2014. Directed by Patrik-Ian Polk (Noah’s Arc
), the film co-stars Mo’Nique (in her first screen appearance since winning an Academy Award for Precious
; she is also an executive producer) and Isaiah Washington.
was published by Arsenal as part of our Little Sister’s Classic series. Larry's follow-up novel, Got 'til It's Gone
, featuring Blackbird's
protagonist as an adult, won a Lambda Literary Award.
For more information about the film, read this article