There is nothing wrong with showcasing African-Americans in sexually charged situations. The problem is that when the focus turns to sex, it seems that plot usually goes out the window. Dennis Dortch’s A Good Day To Be Black And Sexy has the sex and the things that occur after it, but not much else.
This is an anthology film written and directed by Dortch consisting of six different stories (with one being a two-parter). All of them are in some way supposed to make you feel good about bumping uglies while black. Sitting through this, I didn’t get the overall feeling that I was supposed to feel good about being black or being sexy. What I felt was that this was a film saying essentially saying was that you should never have sex again.
Since this film has a series of stories rather the one, I’ll critique them individually.
If you've ever wanted a film opening that made you dizzy and horny, this story's opening is for you. For at least a few minutes you get to witness a young woman (Kathryn Taylor) in the bliss of oral ecstasy thanks to her boyfriend (Brandon Valley Jones). Now this is good and all until you realize there’s someone sleeping in a bed across from the two main characters. I imagine that if a woman was getting it good from being pleased in the naughty zone, it would be pretty hard to keep quiet.
After that tease of eroticism, we are then treated to the "plot". Apparently Valley Jones’ character has been attempting to get Kathryn Taylor’s character to reciprocate this activity to no avail. He tries a series of different ways to con her into it with some degree of success, but not to his ultimate goal of being orally pleased.
The point? Women should give more during sex and stop being so choosy. Imagine.
Can you possibly sleep through someone else’s orgasm?
This story opens like the last one with yet another sexual romp. This time the characters are a married man (Marcuis Harris) and his mistress (Chonte Harris) who is coming to terms with the reality that the one she loves continues to stay with his wife while sleeping with her. The back and forth between the characters about marriage, having an affair, and commitment will get on your nerves after awhile. Chonte Harris gives an interesting dimension as in her best scenes she does a better job of thinking and displaying different reactions to her situation as opposed to just merely talking. The ending is predictable and kills all the sexual tension that went on before at the beginning of the story. Hell, it was enough for me to consider never having a girlfriend.