Documentary film about these 4 ground-breaking lesbian comediennes. Interviews are interspersed with stand-up material.

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Four women who are lesbian comedians perform and, offstage, talk about their lives: parents and childhood, coming out, becoming comics, the arc of their careers, and its rewards. Marga Gómez is Cuban-Puerto Rican, from New York City. She mines cultural differences, her hobby horse, and National Coming Out Day. Kate Clinton, lapsed Catholic, gets laughs there and from the comedy of the sex act. Karen Williams, African-American from Berkeley, talks about aging and about the need to tell her story. Suzanne Westenhoefer inherits her grandfather's humor, and she jokes about Martha Stewart and airport security. Each is serious about the power of humor to reveal what's at her core. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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You'd like to think the Catholic Church would protect actual live children as much as they protect fetuses.
29 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you truly are.

These four extremely funny women have that courage. The are out and proud and hilarious as they take on the Catholic Church, politics, sex, aging, men and women, and lesbianism.

But, they also talk about their lives, growing up, coming out to family, airport security, the gay and lesbian movement, and many other things.

If you love to laugh and are interested in another part of America's social history, this is one documentary that is not to be missed.

It'll make you want to head to your local gay comedy club tonight!


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