KICK - The Agency for LGBT African-Americans
June 20, 2012
For Immediate Release
Stacey "Hotwaxx" Hale at 248-310-9902
 Your friends at KICK at 313-285-9733

Thursday, July 26
(DETROIT, MI) - The 4th Annual Hotter Than July Film Festival will be held, Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Cass City Cinema (at The Burton Theater), located at 3420 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201.  The festival starts at 5:30 pm to 12:30 am.   Tickets begin at $20.

The Hotter Than July Film Festival is a presentation of featured and short films. The chair of the HTJ Planning committee for the film festival, entrepreneur Stacey "Hotwaxx" Hale states, "I like working with this years film festival committee.  This is the first time I've significantly stepped up my involvement in Hotter Than July on the planning committee and I'm happy to be a part of this organized and dynamic film festival."

Hotter Than July (HTJ) is a program of KICK and serves as both a social barometer for community development, while providing a multidimensional forum to advocate for equality and social justice.  This is the 17th annual pride celebration and the third oldest of its kind in the United States.

The 2012 Hotter Than July Film Festival featured and shorts films presented are:
  • Pariah.  Pariah follows a young black teenage girl on her journey of finding her place as a lesbian, while losing her grip on what she once called home.
  • Change.  A gay African-American teenager grapples with his young identity on the night Obama was elected president, and Proposition 8 (the voter initiative to eliminate same-sex marriage) passed.
  • Slow.  A simple A4A hook-up, turns into something so much more (sometimes it's best just to take things "Slow").
  • The Aggressives. The Aggressives digs deep within the culture/life of African-American butch studs (women who prefer to dress and act as men).
  • T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness: Queer Blues Divas Of The 1920s.  An overviewing the historic lesbian blues singers of the 1920s.
  • The Skinny.  One year after graduating college, 5 close friends (4 gay men and 1 lesbian) decide to reunite in the Big Apple for a weekend of sin, fun, secrets, lies and drama. With an all-star cast, The Skinny is one of the biggest black gay films of 2012.
Film Festival Flyer

KICK's mission is to increase awareness of and support to Detroit's dynamic LGBT culture through education and advocacy with integrity and pride.

For additional information please contact Stacey Hale at (248) 310-9902.  Tickets can be purchased at KICK, 41 Burroughs St., Ste 109, Detroit MI 48202.  For additonal information please visit,  email or call  313-285-9733.