Ahead of the Curve

Accomplished, insightful and deeply moving.

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Ahead of the Curve

With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian lifestyle magazine ever published. AHEAD OF THE CURVE traces the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early ‘90s to the present day through the story of Franco’s founding of Curve magazine. Decades later, as her legacy faces extinction and she reassesses her life after a disabling injury, she sets out to understand work being led by queer Women of Color today. The film features Andrea Pino-Silva, Kim Katrin, Denice Frohman, Amber Hikes, Jewelle Gomez, Melissa Etheridge, and Lea DeLaria, and the score is composed by the legendary Meshell Ndegeocello.

Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, LGBTQ, Greg's List
Runtime
98
Language
English
Director
Jen Rainin
Producer
Rivkah Beth Medow
FEATURED REVIEW
Molly Sprayregen, Forbes

Thirty years ago, 23-year-old Franco Stevens launched a new lesbian magazine, and with it, a revolution. It didn’t take long for Deneuve, now called Curve, to become a cultural home for the lesbian community. Its glossy, colorful spreads made being a lesbian feel like something to revel in and ...

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