Atlanta native takes on desire, racism in ‘No Fats, No Femmes’ documentary

Any gay man who has ever used a dating or hookup app is familiar with the term “No fats, no femmes.” It’s the brutal, dismissive line one will occasionally find on someone’s profile, and many take it a step further by tacking on “No Asians, no blacks.”

Filmmaker Jamal T. Lewis, an Atlanta native who graduated from Morehouse in 2014 and now lives in Brooklyn, aims to explore the issue in his upcoming documentary, “No Fats, No Femmes.”

“What motivated me most was the opportunity to amplify the voices and narratives of black and brown fat, femme, gender non-conforming, trans, and disabled folk, the opportunity to bring light to a subject that has been deliberately silenced for years,” Lewis tells Georgia Voice of the film, which he plans on releasing by summer 2017.

Lewis has started an Indiegogo campaign to bring the project to life and is a little over $8,000 into a $20,000 goal. Check out the pitch below.