FtF: Female to Femme is a colorful, sexy, funny and moving documentary that features a host of fabulous femme dykes, including actress/ writer Guinivere Turner, rock stars Leslie Mah (... See full summary »
FtF: Female to Femme is a colorful, sexy, funny and moving documentary that features a host of fabulous femme dykes, including actress/ writer Guinivere Turner, rock stars Leslie Mah (Tribe8) and Bitch (Bitch & Animal), professors, activists, artists and dancers. FtF: female to femme makes use of parody and costuming much the way femme does: to create a saucy, indelible impression of a people and a politics central to the gender revolution. Written by
this review from the phoenix sums up these doc the best:
"At the far end of the self-obsession spectrum is Elizabeth Stark & Kami Chisholm's FTF: FEMALE TO FEMME (2006; May 11 at 6:30 pm), an artless examination of some lesbians' decision to lipstick it up instead of butch it down. Hardly an earthshaking social paradigm to most of us, if obviously so to the egomaniacs interviewed, every one of them (save an academic) a performer of one, usually campy, type or another. (Thank goodness for actress/screenwriter Guinevere Turner, who's not only lovely but modestly articulate; she sticks out like a swollen thumb.) It's a movie not about lesbians but about lesbian performance-art extroverts."
It's really sad that rather explore the real femme identity it instead is an narrow academic view of femme as performance or superficial.
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