masturbeard theater 1: samuel r. delany’s the orchid

So I guess Sam Delany made a short film back in ’71, and it’s on YouTube.
Beards are occasionally in evidence, mostly on incidental hippies that oppress our square.
Poor square.

Meanwhile, this biographical piece suggest that Delany’s facial fate was forecast long before his birth:

Delany Senior’s own father young Delany’s grandfather, Henry Beard Delany had been born in slavery in Georgia in 1857 and was seven in 1865 at the time of emancipation. (The middle name, Ray, which Delany Junior and Senior shared, came from an older brother of Henry Beard’s.)
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~ by ironcupshrug on 02/02/2010.

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