Reconstructing Black Masculinity: Barack and Curtis


Bryron Hurt has quickly become one of my favorite documentary makers. I was first introduced to his work by Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes and he continues to shine. His more recent piece entitled, “Barack & Curtis” does an excellent job of going being dichotomies of masculinity, challenging historical narrative, and most importantly creating space for a new discussion of what it mean to be a Black man in America. The piece is short at ten minutes, but well crafted. Check it out the documentary here (not sure how long he’ll leave it up) and show the brotha some love over at

Filed under: Black Men, General, Race

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