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Harsh Beauty
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directed by Alessandra Zeka (San Francisco, CA: Frameline, 2005), 53 mins
Existing as they have for centuries, the Eunuchs (or Hijra) are considered the third gender, neither men nor women. Harsh Beauty follows over a period of 3 years the lives of Jyothi, Usha and hira bai, three Eunuchs who live openly as women, and want to be accepted as their true selves. This one hour documentary u...
directed by Alessandra Zeka (San Francisco, CA: Frameline, 2005), 53 mins
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Prada Handbag
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directed by Stuart Vauvert (San Francisco, CA: Frameline, 2007), 22 mins
What's a girl to do when a rare hair-loss condition leaves her with an obsession for zany wigs and make-up? Become a drag queen, of course! Prada Hamburg, child of the famous shoe designer, may not have any hair, but she does have a fabulous wig collection. Having always been an outsider, Prada finally finds her...
directed by Stuart Vauvert (San Francisco, CA: Frameline, 2007), 22 mins
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Sworn Virgins
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directed by Elvira Dones; produced by Elvira Dones, Radiotelevisione Svizzera and Dones Media LLC (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 52 mins
Why would a girl swear to stay a virgin? What kind of tradition sanctions this form of self-denial? In a mountainous area of Albania, an ancestral code of laws -- observed to this day -- placed women in the bottom rank of society. It dictates that "a woman is a sack, made to endure." A woman cannot choose her husb...
directed by Elvira Dones; produced by Elvira Dones, Radiotelevisione Svizzera and Dones Media LLC (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 52 mins
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Biography, Christine Jorgensen: The Change Of A Lifetime
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in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2002), 45 mins
Explore the life of one of the most controversial figures of the sexual revolution.
in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2002), 45 mins
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Dear Joan
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directed by Stephanie Gray (San Francisco, CA: Frameline, 1999), 4 mins
A letter to that heroine of butch dykeness, Joan of Arc, in which the filmmaker uncovers the past and present mysteries of this now Lesbian-Day-Saint.
directed by Stephanie Gray (San Francisco, CA: Frameline, 1999), 4 mins
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Framing Lesbian Fashion
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directed by Karen Everett (San Francisco, CA: Frameline, 1992), 59 mins
Framing Lesbian Fashion looks at the evolution of lesbian attire and identity -butch/femme, flannel, androgyny, cross-dressing and drag, queer fluorescent, S/M and leather, lipstick and more. Featuring interviews with Sally Gearhart, JoAnn Loulan, Arlene Stein, Kitty Tsui and others, Framing Lesbian Fashion incorp...
directed by Karen Everett (San Francisco, CA: Frameline, 1992), 59 mins
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Lady
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directed by Ira Sachs, 1965-; performed by Dominique Dibbell (San Francisco, CA: Frameline, 1993), 27 mins
Written and performed by Dominique Dibbell (of the Five Lesbian Brothers), Lady is gender confusion at its best! The exact identity of Lady's red-headed protagonist is hard to pin down. Is she a woman playing a man playing a woman, or, more specifically, a lesbian playing a gay man playing a heterosexual woman?
directed by Ira Sachs, 1965-; performed by Dominique Dibbell (San Francisco, CA: Frameline, 1993), 27 mins
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Two to Tango: Gay Argentina
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produced by Vivian Altman, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 19 mins
Buenos Aires is in the heart of a country where 80 per cent of the people are Catholic and the culture of machismo is still rife. Now the Argentinean capital is leading the push in Latin America to bring equality to gays. It is the first city in South America where same sex couples can join in a civil union giving...
produced by Vivian Altman, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 19 mins
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El Abuelo
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directed by Dino Dinco (San Francisco, CA: Frameline, 2008), 4 mins
Shot on location in San Antonio, Texas, El Abuelo is an intimate portrait of local educator and poet, Joe Jimenez. Through the meditative process of ironing his clothes (a duty often identified as 'women's work'), we experience Joe in that familiar goal of finding the perfect crease. Of all domestic chores, ironin...
directed by Dino Dinco (San Francisco, CA: Frameline, 2008), 4 mins
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Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities
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directed by Monika Treut (New York, NY: First Run Features, 1999), 1 hour 24 mins
An illuminating and compassionate look at the world of transgender identity, as seen through portraits of some of San Francisco's leading gender mixers. Whether by birth or by choice, sometimes with the assistance of hormones or surgical prostheses, we meet those who blur the lines of male and female.Filmmaker Mon...
directed by Monika Treut (New York, NY: First Run Features, 1999), 1 hour 24 mins
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