U People is an award winning 2008 documentary documenting the filming of what would the the first lesbian centered music video by a local Brooklyn artist named Hanifah Walidah. The cast and crew was a blended force of lesbian, straight women, queer and transmen working together in a Bed-Stuy brownstown one spring weekend in 2006. Both the music video and film debuted on Logo in 2008 but the U People documentary would go on to receive critical acclaim and become standard viewing within college curriculums and the private lives of a generation of black and queer people.
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2018, marks the 10th anniversary of U People. To celebrate U People producer and director Hanifah Walidah teams with poet and U People alumn cast and crew member Red Summer to create Y aGay Aunties. Both Gen-xers hoping to bring the same love and humor presented in the film to a new generation navigating life and love within queer identities.
Ya gay Aunties podcast can be heard here on U PeopleMedia and on Itunes and Stitcher radio.