LGBTQ2S+ communities have long developed symbolical ways of finding one another while remaining in plain sight. The Whistle brings us to the town of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where local queer women have discovered each other through, you guessed it, a whistle.
Trans Latinx filmmaker StormMiguel Florez (Major!) returns to his hometown of Albuquerque to interview the women who are his chosen family. Together, they talk about first love, coming out, finding friends, building community, and just where that whistle came from. A picture emerges of a town that had a thriving, and whistling, LGBTQ2S+ culture that, below the radar, still managed to be loud and proud.
The Whistle shines a light on pre-Internet LGBTQ2S+ community-building, creating an incredible archive of queer life in 1970s and ‘80s Albuquerque.