Socially conservative Texas is the backdrop where success and nonconformity cannot coexist for Bryan, a Black divorced father of two kids, Lindsey, the athletic golden child, and Lance, the unorthodox queer thespian.
Bryan's mother is prideful, domineering, homophobic, and loves bragging to her high-society girlfriends about Bryan's accomplishments and promotion to VP at a large multi-national oil/gas company. Bryan vigorously steers clear of conversations with his mother about more grandkids and eligible Black women because Bryan has been secretly dating Nadia, a white transgender woman.
With authentic insight, Douglas Bell reveals the harm we do to each other when social and family standards keep us from authentically loving or being loved. Cakewalk is a timely story of a man's journey to find long-lasting love as he fights through contemporary racism and maligned sexual and gender identity constructs as his biases are revealed while parenting a queer child.