The Roach is Coming
The Roach is Coming, on OTV platform, Derrick Woods-Morrow (c) 2018
Directed & Produced by Derrick Woods-Morrow
Edited by Andre Perez & Aymar Christian
Special Thanks to the Family of Alicia Everett
Available on the OTV platform
The video is an extension of Derrick’s project for Headmaster No. 8. The issue is thematically structured around the Village People, and he was given a cop-themed assignment. More specifically, he was asked to consider the importance of the uniform in relation to authority. At the time, the editors had no idea that Derrick would soon be involved in a late-night altercation with the Chicago PD after leaving a gay bar, or that he would reconnect with a boyhood friend, now a police officer, that he hadn’t seen in many years. The Roach Is Coming is based on a recording of the intimate conversation between Derrick and his childhood friend, recorded while Derrick and the other man bathed each other.