Butch/Femme Double bill

Our special double bill explores what sexual identity really means to the 21st century girls and bois who live their butch/femme roles with passion and commitment. The Aggressives. Dir. Daniel Peddle. 2006 USA 73 mins. Seventh Art Releasing. A Paris is Burning for lesbians, this documentary looks at women who prefer to dress and act as men, as they participate in New York City’s predominantly African-American lesbian drag balls. Over a period of five years, we follow six women who define themselves through their butch sensibilities and habits. Spanning fashion shoots to prison cells, and a deliciously diverse world in between, The Aggressives is a brilliant study of social class, sexuality and gender identity.FTF: Female To FemmeDirs. Kami Chisholm & Elizabeth Stark. 2006 USA 48mins. Colourful, sexy, funny and moving, this film introduces a host of fabulous femme dykes, activists and entertainers who are reclaiming lipgloss and high heels after years of femme oppression. From a support group for lesbians who are ‘transitioning’ to highfemme to performances from fat-femme burlesque dancers and razor sharp commentary from femme academics, female to Femme creates a saucy, indelible impression.

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