Ahead of the Curve
Saturday August 22nd 2020, 7:00 pm
Runtime: 92 mins
Director: Jen Rainin & Rivkah Beth Medow
Country: USA, 2020
Genre: Documentary, Historical, Lesbian
With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. The film tracks the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early ‘90s to the present day through the story of Franco’s founding of Curve. Decades later, in the wake of a disabling injury, Franco questions the relevance of the magazine in today’s LGBTQ+ community and she sets out to understand visibility work being led by an intersection of queer women today. Ahead of the Curve celebrates the legacy of a movement while considering the agenda of its future.
- Frameline LGBT Film Festival (San Francisco)