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The Butch Factor -- A documentary on what masculinity means in queer culture.


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  (in credits order)
Christopher Hines ... Himself - Narrator
Jason Hefley ... Himself
H.T. Bennett ... Himself
Junior Buendia ... Himself
Doug Komlenic ... Himself
Frank Yanez ... Himself
Vincent Calvarese ... Himself - San Francisco Sheriff's Department Officer (as Lt. Vincent Calvarese)
Ellen Brin ... Herself - San Francisco Sheriff's Department Officer (as Capt. Ellen Brin)
Mike Gunn ... Himself - San Francisco Sheriff's Department Officer (as Sr. Deputy Mike Gunn)
Kevin Reed ... Himself
Marcus Nunn ... Himself
Dalph Johnson ... Himself
Bil Yoelin ... Himself
Jim Reed ... Himself
Dave Allen ... Himself
Eric Chinchilla ... Himself
Dan Cullinane ... Himself - Writer
Keith Harris ... Himself - Professor / Author
John Campbell ... Himself - Teacher / Author
Don Romesburg ... Himself - Archivist GLBT Historical Society
Peter Nardi ... Himself - Professior of Sociology
Gregory Cason ... Himself - Psychologist
Mark Snyder ... Himself
Wing Poon ... Himself
Trevor Hoppe ... Himself
Brent Calderwood ... Himself
J. Wesley Adams ... Himself (as Wes Adams)
David Aguilar ... Himself
Chris Ohnesorge ... Himself (as Chriso)
Colin Daly ... Himself (as Colin)
Larry Gross ... Himself - Professor, USC School of Communication
Jaimes Loughrey ... Himself
Matt Laird ... Himself
Steven Daigle ... Himself
Wes Wilkinson ... Himself
James Jenkins ... Himself
Steve Sublet ... Himself
Jackson Bowman ... Himself
Jack Malebranche ... Himself
Durk Dehner ... Himself - Tom of Finland Foundation
Bob Davis ... Himself
Dave Smith ... Himself
Ron Wear ... Himself
Kelly Stahr ... Himself
Robert Gordon ... Himself

Harry Lit ... Himself - Co-Founder, 'Lazy Bear'
Brian Garrison ... Himself
Cory Smith ... Himself
Bob Gaynor ... Himself
Rich McMurray ... Himself
Allen Eggman ... Himself - Co-Founder 'Lazy Bear'
Steve Harris ... Himself - A Bear's Life Magazine

Directed by
Christopher Hines 
Produced by
Christopher Hines .... executive producer
Christopher Hines .... producer
Original Music by
Laura Karpman 
Cinematography by
Christopher Hines 
Film Editing by
Christopher Hines 
Andy Jones 
Bil Yoelin 
Sound Department
Andrew Bruno .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Hines .... camera
Max Ramming .... motion graphics technician
Bil Yoelin .... camera
Music Department
Ex-Boyfriends .... composer: additional music
Shannon Halwes .... music editor
Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum .... music production
Other crew
Crawford Barton .... photographs courtesy of
Terry George .... photographs courtesy of
Simone Grudzen .... footage courtesy of: Video 'Situation'
Henri Leleu .... photographs courtesy of
Pawel Leszkowicz .... photographs courtesy of
Charles Russell .... photographs courtesy of
Marie Ueda .... photographs courtesy of

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • Logo (2009) (USA) (all media) (in association with: Wolfe)
  • Wolfe Releasing (2009) (USA) (all media) (in association with: Logo)
Other Companies

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88 min | USA:76 min (DVD)

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
"That which men do," AKA masculinity..., 21 July 2012
Author: evening1 from New York City

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Who gets to define maleness, anyway?

In the United States, many think that to be masculine, one must be heterosexual.

You're tough, athletic, a bass or baritone, and ruggedly individualistic. If not, once you hit middle school, you just might get hurt.

"I was labeled a faggot before I knew I was gay," says one young man who got bullied straight out of elementary school.

Ironically, perhaps, it's such abused souls who may know best what it is to be a man. As someone quoted in this program points out, the ostracized must learn to "stand alone and be strong."

This program also examines femininity, guy-style. We learn that girlish behaviors often trigger violent responses in hetero males and that effeminate guys must be hyper-vigilant to attack -- even in a gay-friendly town like San Francisco.

As a hetero woman in my 50s, I found this show sensitized me to topics I hadn't considered before. Helpful viewing.

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