What the hell is a Cinemulatto?
I’m a filmmaker. I’m mixed race (Jamaican mom, Cajun dad). I like the word “mulatto” not only because it sounds like “gelato,” but because it’s exotic and sexy, not to mention vaguely Italian. The Italians brought us great movies.
I love movies and books. I have a penchant for music from the 60s (mod, freakbeat, psychedelia) but I’m game for everything from hip hop to shoegaze to anything I listened to as a kid—even John Denver.
I’m more often a philanthropist than a misanthrope.
All of the above will give you a semi-idea not only of what constitutes a “Cinemulatto”, but what you can expect from this blog. Feel free to plagiarize any of the above if you need a ready-made online dating profile.
In true mixed-race fashion, this blog will be bi-weekly. We’ll have guests. Sometimes there’ll be video.
I’m late in the game entering the blogosphere but get this—late bloomers live longer. It’s true and fact-checked. They also have higher salaries, experience more frequent bouts of inner peace, and have vibrant, acrobatic sex lives. They have softer skin, require less hair product, and look fashionable with any shoe.
Come for the company, stay for the food. And now I present to you….
MULATTO OF THE MONTH: BARACK OBAMA
I’m so relieved/ecstatic/mind-blown that this man is still president. I was having nightmares and panic attacks about Mitt Romney. The worst—Mitt comes to take away my Big Fat Gay Family. But he’s not president, nor is he Mulatto of the Month.
Despite drone attacks, increased oil production, and other very non-progressive ills, history will no doubt mark Obama as extraordinary not only for being the first African-American president (which we’ll give him for the significance, but mulattoes can be smug about the truth), but for many groundbreaking acts that are so vast in their magnitude, the public consciousness has yet to fully absorb:
- Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
- Taking out Osama Bin Laden
- Passing a massive, landmark healthcare plan
- “Coming out” in support of gay marriage
- Ending the war in Iraq
- Saving international American face
- Signing legislation for equal pay for women and against hate crimes
- Winning true victories for the American people, not just “things he did”
- Having a decent, soulful singing voice
Obamalatto. Our president.