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Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes and Sadomasochism

Fri Nov 13, 13:00

Film, Genesis Online, £9 / £8 con

The Genesis may be shut, but we are still keeping the spirit of Fringe! alive online. Enjoy from the comfort of your own home, the thought provoking BloodSisters (with an extended intro and Q&A) until 8pm on 14th November. (tickets are available to book til 6pm on the 13th, content available until 14th 8pm)

 This screening will be Geo-blocked to the UK.

25 years ago Michelle Handelman made the first film about BDSM amongst women, bringing lesbian kink to the cultural imagination. Ground-breaking documentary Bloodsisters provided a platform for the whole alt queer community of San Francisco in the 1990s, from gender nonconformity to body modification.

These are the queer outlaws who embody the freedom and edge of the dyke scene, and the queer ancestors to whom we owe our freedoms. Filmed during the Lesbian 'Sex Wars', where such activities were cast off by the wider lesbian community, 8 leather dykes welcome you to their world.

Bloodsisters is both an in-depth entry into an impactful scene, and an A-Z of dyke kink, from pushy bottoms to macho femmes.
dir. Michelle Handelman | USA 1995 | 70'
CW: blood, SM, needles

Presented in partnership with Club des Femmes.


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Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

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