The true story of Brandon Teena’s life and death in Nebraska. Teena changed his name from Teena Brandon to Brandon Teena, moved to a new town where he lived as a charismatic and well-liked young man. Fateful events revealed his secret and lead to a brutal and tragic slaying at the hands of his newfound [...]
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A collection of four short documentaries by director Monika Treut. Each short explores a different subject: Bondage features dominatrix Eva Norvind exploring sadomasochism; Annie is about sexual performance artist Annie Sprinkle; in Dr. Paglia you’ll hear from well known author Camille Paglia; and Max reveals the journey of a female-to-male transsexual. This documentary claims to [...]
Bad lesbian cinema attempts to explore post-feminist social politics. Poorly conceived and executed, but nonetheless popular with the younger crowd. Plot: young heartbroken lesbian joins a post-feminist micro-cell; vandalism, bickering, sex and more heartbreak ensue. Proof that the bar for lesbian cinema is low enough for a limbo contest. Watch it if you like youthful anger and rebellion, riot grrrl music or if you just need to see a slice of young lesbian life. Enthusiastically acted.
A taut, suspenseful mystery thriller with many twists, Transfixed explores the seamy Brussels underworld as a serial killer strikes again and again. Good plotting, pacing and acting. A decent Buddy Night choice for lovers of the thriller/mystery genre.
Self-absorbed rock opera about a self-absorbed singer who stalks her thieving, unjustly successful ex-boyfriend and triumphs in the end. Surprisingly good drag king turn by Miriam Shor (‘Swingtown’, ‘Damages’) as Yitzhak, the hapless bandmate hopelessly smitten with a Tommy-obsessed Hedwig.
Whether or not you know what the secret of The Crying Game is, is irrelevant – this stylish, suspenseful psychological thriller is sure to keep you glued to your seat until the very last frame. Powerhouse performances by a stellar cast give vibrant voice to classic themes of love, loss, loyalty and redemption.
Paranoid Peggy and gargantuan Grizelda are on the run from the law. What they run into is Mortville, a psychoward village ruled by evil Queen Carlotta and her goons. They move in with the resident lesbian couple, Muffy and Mole, but when Peggy switches sides and joins Team Carlotta, the locals foment revolution to overthrow [...]
Fernanda (Ingrid DeSouza) is a Brazilian transsexual who moves to Milan and becomes a prostitute to save up money to finalize her gender reassignment surgery. She meets Gianni, a kind man, and attempts to live her dreams of a “normal” heterosexual family. But fantasy and reality have a way of colliding, and what you want [...]
In this seriocomic look at the vicissitudes of life, Charlotte moves into a new apartment after breaking up with her stupid boyfriend. Her downstairs neighbor, Veronica, whiles away the time until her gender reassignment surgery by watching soap operas on television and occasionally servicing a fetish client. After a botched suicide attempt, Veronica and Charlotte [...]