In a country that has historically been threatened by the masculinity of Black men, and in this day and age, strives to emasculate males in general, one can be hardpressed to find entertainment that doesn’t shame our gender, portray us as imbeciles for comedic relief, or ridicule the exact same aggressive traits that the world relies on for the survival of mankind in favor of passive behavior that’s often manipulated for the purpose of controlling our freedom to benefit corporations and the government. This is why despite the genre that I write in or controversial scenarios characters may find themselves a part of, I make sure that we aren’t a joke. There is no agenda. This is a rule that I abide by and there is no room for compromise. GameCargo does not support or praise tokenizations, race swaps, and magical negroes. Quality matters much more than representation and we refuse to accept creatively bankrupt scraps. No Black Supermen, Batmen, Captain Americans, Punisher, and James Bonds will pacify us.
Below is a list of movies that I have personally deemed worthy of the average [Black] alpha male that seeks to view their own in lead roles deserving of being commended and celebrated for the traditional strength, emotional as well as physical, that’s seemingly lost in America.
Linwood Storm is an American musician, executive producer, filmmaker, director, actor, publisher, voice-over artist and comic book writer from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is currently the host of the ‘Black Grindhouse’ podcast and founder of GameCargo.