Featuring: Kate Clinton, Barney Frank, Simon LeVay, Michael Musto, Camille Paglia, Rose Troche, Michelangelo Signorile, Martin Duberman, JoAnn Loulan, Phyllis Lyon, Eric Marcus, Del Martin, Joan Nestle, and Judy Wieder
Director, Paris Poirier ; producer, Karen Kiss and Paris Poirier ; edited by Mary Beth Bresolin ; music, Fletcher Beasley, Tim Horrigan ; sound design, Michael Kowalski ; associate producer, Amanda Brilliante
From the producers of the award-winning Last Call at Maud's, comes this ground breaking exploration of the gender gap between gays and lesbians. Politically united against global homophobia, they are poles apart on many life issues. Oddly enough, their struggle of male versus female mirrors many traditional conflicts inherent to straight relationships. The gay and lesbian community is not immune to gender conditioning. Here is the classic battle of the sexes from a totally new perspective, leavened with humor. The film looks at the issues around male domination versus female submission; promiscuousness versus commitment; exaltation of the body versus the spirit; AIDS versus breast cancer support. We hear about the subtle chauvinism by gay activists who excluded lesbians from their political and social life, especially in the conformist 1950s. Now, however, both sides seem willing to discuss these differences openly. Individuals involved in this dialogue include Martin Duberman, Barney Frank, Barbara Gittings, Simon LeVay, Camille Paglia and others. This lively film is sure to rouse discussion. A presentation of the Independent Television Service with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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