Ahead of the Curve

Jen Rainin

Jen Rainin

Director

Rivkah Beth Medow

Rivkah Beth Medow

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2020

Duration

1 h 38 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Icons

Interests

Activism, Disability, Lesbian, RE:Focus

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.

Oct 1st, Noon to Oct 11th, 11:59 PM (ET)
Online

Xtra

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