Other Documentary Films & Web Series to Watch

I know from experience that it can often seem like there’s not much media out there about LGBTQ women, but in my time working on this doc, I’ve come across a growing number of docs that offer glimpses into different communities.

This list is in no way exhaustive, it’s just a running list of things I’ve come across, watched, or been told about. For my own interests, I’m focused here on documentaries, not fictional works.

B.D. Women by Campbell X

Being Bisexual

black./womyn.:conversations with lesbians of African descent by Tiona McClodden

Black and White by Kristy MacDonald

DYKE TV – to incite, provoke, and organize by Anezka C. Sebek

Georgie Girl by Annie Goldson and Peter Wells

Kiki by Sara Jordenö

Kuma Hina by Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Last Call at Maud’s by Paris Poirier

Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution by Myriam Fougère

Lesbian Avengers Eat Fire Too by Janet Baus and Su Friedrich

Lesbian Herstory Archives: A Brief History, Love Letter Rescue Squad, and other related short films by Megan Rossman

No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon by Joan E. Biren

Not Just Passing Through by Jean Carlomusto, Dolores Pérez, Catherine Gund, and Polly Thistlethwaite

Orchids: My Intersex Adventure by Phoebe Hart

Outlaw by Alisa Lebow

Paris is Burning by Jennie Livingston

Pay it No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson by Michael Kasino

Radical Harmonies by Dee Mosbacher

Rebel Dykes by Sian Williams and Harri Shanahan

Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary by Tracy Flanagan

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria by Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker

Shinjuku Boys by Kim Longinotto

SIGNIFIED (web series) by Anna Barsan and Jessie Levandov

Some Ground to Stand On by Joyce Warshow

Stormé: The Lady of the Jewel Box by Michelle Parkerson

Thank God I’m a Lesbian by Laurie Colbert and Dominique Cardona

The Revival: Women and the Word by Sekiya Dorsett

The Same Difference by Nneka Onuorah

We Came to Sweat: The Legend of Starlite by Kate Kunath and Sasha Wortzel


Projects currently in development by other filmmakers:

Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project by Tiona McClodden

Untitled personal film project by Arisleyda Dilone

Theater of Desire (WOW Documentary Project) by Shelby Zoe Coley

Sister Spit Documentary by Samuael Topiary

Full-length Lesbian Herstory Archives Project by Megan Rossman


If you know of a doc that’s not listed here that should be, please use my contact form to let me know about it.

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