Category: Documentaries

The Royal Road (2015) An intimate reflection on Butch identity

The Royal Road is a beautiful, haunting history lesson directed by Jenni Olson (LGBT film historian). This is a cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on Junipero Serra’s Spanish colonization...

Queer Tango Club and elegance in Russia

The Queer Tango movement can be best described as an attempt to soften the heteronormative roles assigned to performers, while remaining respectful of all the traditional codes that make this partner dance so elegant. In other words, the duos keep their complementary...

The Ladies Almanack, an experimental film by Daviel Shy

The Ladies Almanack is an interesting project in production, written & directed by Daviel Shy. It’s story is based on the eponym novel of Djuna Barnes. The film is a kaleidoscopic tribute to women’s...

Paris Was a Woman (1996)

Paris Was a Woman is a documentary written by Andrea Weiss and directed by Greta Schiller. Its story follows a group of female artists, writers, photographers, designers, and adventurers who settled in Paris between...

Forbidden Love (1992) The unashamed stories of lesbian lives

This award-winning domentary is a charming portrait of lesbian lives in the 1940s, 50s and 60s that incorporates interviews, archival footage and a pulp novel dramatization to illustrate this incredible time. With humor and grace,...

Nitrate Kisses, an experimental documentary by Barbara Hammer

Nitrate Kisses (1992) is an experimental documentary film directed by Barbara Hammer, a pioneer of lesbian cinema. According to the author, this work of memory was conceived as an exploration of the repression and marginalization...

7 Days: Love Is Love : Lesbians (1966) Australian documentary

Note: the sound kicks in after 40 seconds. 7 Days: Love Is Love : Lesbians is a groundbreaking Australian documentary on lesbians presented by Anne Deveson (writer, filmmaker and social commentator), first broadcast in February 1966....