About this submission
The Onyx Butterfly is a Poetic and Expository Documentary that seamlessly incorporates actuality with poetic elements of dance performance. The film is an exploration of the life of a black male ballet dancer.
The film follows Jordan as he grapples with the societal pressures of being a black male in a traditionally white feminine landscape while also struggling against the cultural gender expectations placed upon black men. The film aims to explore the psychological impact of stereotypes on a black male who is determined to redefine black masculinity.