Virtually unseen for the past 20 years, this heartwarming documentary follows legendary Jewish butch lesbian folk singer Phranc as she embarks on a surprising new career: Tupperware salesperson.
Programmed by Jenni Olson and Caden Mark Gardner. This series was originally curated for the Criterion Channel.
Spotlighting the rich stories and courageous lives of trans men, butch lesbians, and gender-nonconforming heroes, this collection—curated by writer-archivist-filmmaker Jenni Olson and critic Caden Mark Gardner—journeys through nearly four decades of cinema history in search of authentic, complex representations of masculine identity as it exists outside the realm of cisgender men. From nuanced explorations of gender-nonconforming youth to powerfully moving documentary portraits to innovative narratives that deconstruct both gender and genre, these films celebrate the courageous queer visionaries who have blazed these trails and who continue to show the way forward and inspire us all.
Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation
Leadership support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation and The Thompson Family Foundation