DVD, VOD, Digital Release: Making Sweet Tea

Digital, VOD & DVD Release Date: Dec. 14, 2021
Price: DVD $14.95
Studio: Camera Media/Random Media

The documentary Making Sweet Tea chronicles the journey of Southern-born, black gay researcher and performer E. Patrick Johnson as he travels home to North Carolina to come to terms with his past, along with traveling to other locales, where he reconnects with some of the more than sixty men he interviewed for his best-selling 2008 book, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History.

Directed by John L. Jackson Jr. and Nora Gross, Making Sweet Team combines footage from rehearsal and production of Jackson’s one-man theatrical play Sweet Tea (which was adapted from the book) with documentary moments from the lives of both Johnson’s interview subjects and the author’s own life.

Making Sweet Tea has won a handful of awards on the festival circuit, including the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Kansas City FilmFest International and the AARP Silver Image Award at Reeling 2019: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival.

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