Rivers Wash Over Me
Rivers Wash Over Me is a 2009 drama film directed by John G. Young. Young shares the screenplay with Darien Sills-Evans. The film was produced by Sills-Evans, with Dexter Davis as executive producer.
The film touches on race relations, incest, drugs, and growing up gay in the American South. A recent New York City transplant, Sequan Greene (Derrick L. Middleton) has been sent to live in Alabama after the recent death of his mother. He is brutally raped by his cousin Michael Wilis (Cameron Mitchell Mason). It becomes clear that Michael also is gay - a victim as well as a victimizer. He says, "I can’t be a faggot ...You’re the faggot. You’re my faggot." Sequan is also bullied and beaten up at school.
|author||Darien Sills-Evans John G. Young|
|director||John G. Young|
|keywords||alabama bad girl bully drug dealer gay brother grow up heart of gold new york city race relations|
|productionCompany||D Street Pictures|
|theme||lgbt-related race and ethnicity|