Lesbo Retro: A Dyke Porn Retrospective

Jackie Strano, Shar Rednour #cconretro CatalystCon East - March 15, 2014

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  1. This historic clip show features footage of lesbian sex made by queer women in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and early 2000′s by revolutionary feminists such as Honey Lee Cottrell, Nan Kinney, Deborah Sundahl, and their influences including Tee Corrine. But also people whose names are not as familiar yet whose video work reflect priceless representations of culture and time. Lesbo Retro is compiled by Shar Rednour and Jackie Strano who will be presenting in person; revealing the behind the scenes details of history, economics, popular-culture, community expectations, as well as the filmmaker’s artistic eye and how all of these factors influenced the making of these radical films. Some of the footage is rare and hasn’t been publicly released. The original works were shot on a variety of formats from super 8 up to mini DV. This is a very fun, informative, evocative, feminist presentation that is rarely viewed and, even more rarely, presented with such informed commentary! Conversations we would like to start are:

    *When it comes to feminist porn what does the past have to do with the future?
    *What threads in these films are the same and what can you find continued into today’s digital revolution? Nothing? Everything?
    *Have you ever seen any of this work but found yourself saying “that’s not sexy’ or “why did they do that?” After hearing more context from Jackie Strano and Shar Rednour do you see this work differently?
    *What went out of style then circled back into style or what reinvented? Find inspiration or simply create an informed* opinion by seeing the work of your forebears.


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