At first glance, they seem unlikely gang-bangers. Some of the boys wear lipstick and mascara, some stilettos. They carry Louis Vuitton bags, but they also carry knives, brass knuckles and mace. As vulnerable gay and trans* youth, they've been shot, stabbed and raped. Once victims, they've now turned the tables on their oppressors. Started in 2009 by a group of bullied 9th graders, today these 14-22 year old gang members all have rap sheets riddled with assault, armed robbery and drug dealing charges. Set around one of Washington D.C.'s most violent neighborhoods, Check It is an eye opening, all-access journey into an American subculture that has barely, if ever, been acknowledged.
Contains scenes of violence.