From drag queens and music videos to glittery genderqueers, homegrown feminist heroes and Beat era artists, these Local Queer Shorts are exciting, vibrant and alive!
- Celeste Chan
In This Program
China / 2013 / Documentary, Gay/Lesbian / 9 minsBedazzled drag queens abound in Shanghai’s underground karaoke bars. Drag mother Bai Xie (Snow White) helps her students transform into glamorous performers.
USA / 2013 / Documentary, Gay/Lesbian / 15 minsYoung queer people of color bare all, crossing barriers to identity and acceptance.
USA / 2013 / Gay/Lesbian, Music Video / 4 minsPunctuated by synth beats, a glittery genderqueer takes center stage in Gem Top’s new music video. Featuring local queer Asian American talent, this film proves that it takes a community to dance.
U S A / 2013 / Gay/Lesbian, Narrative / 10 minsTomboy Angie is the new kid in town. Bullied by a popular girl, she finds inner resilience and strength when she connects with a new friend at school.
USA / 2013 / Documentary, Gay/Lesbian / 35 minsA lush tribute to Bernice Bing — the little-known foremother of Asian American avant-garde art. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Madeleine Lim, this film does justice to her legacy as a San Francisco icon, abstract expressionist painter, Chinese lesbian, Beat era Buddhist, feminist and activist.