*WINNER, Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature* NewFest LGBT Film Festival
"The Same Difference puts a spotlight on the black lesbian/bisexual community
in a way that is not only necessary, but long overdue."
THE SAME DIFFERENCE is an absorbing documentary about lesbians who discriminate against other lesbians based on gender roles. The film is built on compelling conversations with self-identified studs-and the women who love them. It explores the frequently hetero-normative expectations of the African American lesbian and bisexual community, which mirror the homophobia and male privilege of the straight world. Featuring recognizable queer voices like Felicia "Snoop" Pearson of HBO's The Wire and Lea DeLaria from Netflix's Orange is the New Black, this profound film shines light on the relationships and experiences within the queer Black lesbian community. THE SAME DIFFERENCE is unprecedented material for Women's, Gender and Queer Studies classes.
Today marks the 28th anniversary of
National Coming Out Day,
a day we celebrate those coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or as an ally. Join the conversation at #NationalComingOutDay and #TheSameDifference.
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