If you liked Tongues Untied, you’ll love a great film called Paris is Burning. It’s another film made for queer black men and focuses on ball culture and the art of vouging (this was something shown towards the end of Tongues Untied). The film shows how these balls serve as a safe haven for these young men to express themselves and be proud of a big part of their identity that often has to be kept hidden on a daily basis. Ball culture even consists of something called “houses,” which are basically the families the people who participate in these balls belong to. These events provide people with a strong sense of love, acceptance, family, and openness to people who may not have any of that in their lives.
Here’s a little preview of the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78TAbjx43rk