FABORIGINAL: Steven Oliver On Being Black, Gay, Sad And Fabulous - New Matilda
Black Comedy is an Australian television sketch comedy program produced by Scarlett Pictures . The sketch was introduced by series writer/actor Elizabeth Wymarra and series actor Aaron Fa'aoso and featured actor, Kyas Sherriff in a. When I recently spoke to the kids at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre, one of the young boys asked me a question in regards to the Tiddas. Meet some of the lively characters including the Tiddas - two of the most The traditional man has his day in court and the Tiddas teach us about acting and.
You lazy blacks need to get off your arses. That you become numb to the hate. You learn that being black is cause for suspicion. You learn to make the sound of a car slowing down behind you a police car by default. You learn to get your white friend to hail a cab. Not when you have seen similar stories play out before and know you will hear similar stories again. Not when you live with a fear that the next story could quite possibly be about someone you love. But anyway, I digress.
So what then, was my next beginning? You guessed it, I discovered I was royalty, a big black queen. Now that I think about it though, I kind of wish I did have an inauguration.
That just snuck up on me. Anyway, I digress, again. So here I am, a teenage boy who likes other teenage boys. He was wanting to cuddle with other boys, kiss other boys, love other boys. See, unlike being black, he was not told he should be proud of being gay. Being gay was this bad thing.
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An abomination, unnatural, perverted, disgusting. Men were not to love other men. So, each time you hear those words, you start to feel more and more ashamed of yourself. Every time you feel something for another boy, you tell yourself you are disgusting.
You fight against yourself to not feel your truth. You just want to be loved. But, how could someone as disgusting as you be loved? You have had it drilled into your head that you are unworthy and deserve to be treated as inferior. They will see no more beginnings. They were told they did not deserve them and so sadly believed the lies they were force-fed. Even sadder still, the fact that children felt the pain these lies bring.
A pain that has them believe this world is no good. That it has no place for them. That it does not want them. So, I readied myself for either scenario, only to have her catch me off guard. Instead I found myself crying. I was not expecting the next words spoke. They go around telling jokes about us and saying horrible things and believe themselves good people. I told him to stop putting up walls.
See, there are people who fear equality in all its forms because for people to realise equality, they are to realise they are in no way better. That the superior they so long believed themselves to be has always been a lie.
Who have been looking down on us for so long that it is too uncomfortable a thought to stand beside another and look into their eyes.
Black Comedy is a fast-paced and entertaining look at Australian culture through the comedic prism of our first people and no area is off limits. Some of the lively characters appearing throughout the series include; the Tiddas - two of the most competitive, over the top gay Blackfellas you'll ever meet; Mavis Kelly, the mean-mouthed cleaning woman; Lillian, who can find a racial slur in every conversation; the Housewives of Narromine - Marcia and the acid-tongued Ginny; superhero Deadly Dave who can fix the unfixable and the most traditional, 'traditional man' of all time.
Over the six episodes we follow the stories of the 'Blakforce' - an elite police unit responsible for policing what is and isn't black in the community; Jerome, the Aboriginal boy with no sporting ability; Tiffany the white woman with an Aboriginal boyfriend, whose attempts to identify with her partner get wildly out of hand; the charismatic yet insane leader of the ALF - Aboriginal Liberation Front, Marcy who's determined to liberate Aboriginal people from their middle class lives and Tatiana who uses her 'culture' to get what she wants.
So for fresh laughs that just might even get you thinking - don't miss Black Comedy. Black Comedy trailer Episode 1 Meet some of the lively characters including the Tiddas - two of the most competitive, over the top gay Blackfellas; Mavis the mean-mouthed cleaning woman; the Housewives of Narromine and Deadly Dave who can fix anything.
Episode 2 Discover the world's first GPS with an Aboriginal voice setting, find out what Noah would really have been like had he been a Blackfella, and we meet the Bad Receptionist. Meanwhile Lillian, the Cos I'm Black woman, bumps into a young man on the street who foolishly says 'sorry'. We go behind closed doors to meet two couples trying to give back by sponsoring their own 'Aboriginals' and discover the real value of playing the race card, especially when it's the Race Card Platinum.
We also check in on Mavis Kelly, the Adlays talk about a fight that may or may not have happened, the Tiddas have a shop-off, and once again we go bravely where no black has gone before with the crew of the Starship Hentaprise as they face the horrors of a big black hole in the retro-Aboriginal sci-fi classic Starblaks.
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Meanwhile former 60 Minutes reporter Jeff McMullen presents a special report on the tragedy of Jerome, an Aboriginal child born with no sporting ability whatsoever.
Episode 3 Meet Magic Murri, a black magician who wishes for nothing more than to be allowed to pull a rabbit out of a hat; hear a story from Aunty We'ama, the nation's most inappropriate Aboriginal children's TV host; and the Tiddas try and out-eat each other.
We also unlock the vaults to dust off the one remaining print of the forgotten seventies 'blaxploitation' classic Blackest of the Black. Blackest was Australia's answer to Shaft, the blackest, sexiest and most fashionable cop to ever take down a bad guy with a boomerang. We catch-up with the housewives of Narromine as Ginny relates the story of her daughter-in-law winning the lottery, Mavis Kelly takes issue with a woman's jumper and Lillian, the Cos I'm Black woman takes great offence when a hairdresser refuses to sell her a bottle of shampoo and conditioner.
We meet John, and his new white girlfriend Tiffany Brooke Satchwell.