Dykes, Camera, Action! Excerpt

Lesbians didn't always have a way to see themselves on screen - so they sought out obscure titles where the girls were more than friends, translating the secret codes of cinema. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, a once invisible population became seen and heard, and transformed the social imagination about queerness. Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, and others share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how they've expressed queer identity through film.