GENDER TROUBLES: THE BUTCHES
Dir. Lisa Plourde I 2016 I U.S.A. I 54 min. I U.S. Premiere
Friday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. (screens w/ THE TRANS LIST) | Buy Tickets
Synopsis: “Gender Troubles: The Butches” is a compelling exploration of gender stereotypes and the challenges they pose for masculine women who are trying to live true to themselves. These eloquent butch lesbians reflect on their experiences of “not fitting in” within their families, in public, in medical settings, on the job and even within the LGBT community. The women portrayed in this film thoughtfully examine and challenge the way society sees masculinity and femininity, and are examples of the victories we can achieve when we truly accept ourselves. They reveal how they learned to cope while navigating their own gender presentations and identities, how they achieved self acceptance and how they thrive by living authentically as women.