Franco Stevens’ bestselling magazine Curve has raised visibility and shown the world that lesbian culture is everywhere. Ahead of the Curve documents the incredible life of Stevens through remarkable archival footage and interviews with superstars Melissa Etheridge, Kim Katrin Milan, Lea Delaria, among others.
The film follows Stevens’ ups and downs that include a divorce at 19, homelessness, queer activism, a lawsuit brought on by Catherine Deneuve, and an accident that changed her life. Through it all, even the potential sale of the magazine, Stevens remains a steadfast advocate for queer women around the world.
Ahead of the Curve is a tribute to Franco Stevens’ bravery and to the power of a glossy lifestyle magazine that burst out into a largely homophobic world.