“Check It,” a documentary that follows a group of friends in an LGBT gang in D.C., premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.
The documentary, produced by Steve Buscemi, chronicles five LGBT friends between the ages of 14 through 22 who are in, what they believe, is the only LGBT gang in the United States. The friends are an unconventional gang, wearing lipstick and carrying Louis Vuitton bags but also having brass knuckles, knives and mace. The group talks about their bullied roots and how they are trying to survive in the District being both in a gang and gay.
The film, which was funded by an Indiegogo fundraiser campaign, follows the friends as they try to leave the gang life behind and pursue their common dream in fashion.