Lee Daniels Won’t Answer Question About Being Black, Gay: ‘I Want to Work’

The director's silence speaks volumes about the challenges facing openly gay black Hollywood filmmakers.

By Jamilah King Sep 24, 2013

Director Lee Daniels recently sat down for an interview with Southern California radio station KCRW and it’s what he didn’t say about being an out gay black filmmaker in Hollywood that made news. During a segment on "The Business," Daniels is asked to comment on why it’s so hard for openly gay black actors and filmmakers to gain acceptance in the entertainment industry, but he chooses to remain silent. His rationale? "I want to work."

(Jump to the 6:50 mark for Daniels’ interview) (h/t Shadow & Act)