ROLE: Vérité Cinematographer
DIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER: Jen Rainin
PRODUCER/CO-DIRECTOR: Rivkah Beth Medow
WORLD PREMIERE: Frameline 2020
With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. AHEAD OF THE CURVE tracks the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early '90s to the present day through the story of Franco's founding of Curve magazine. Decades later, in the wake of a disabling injury, Franco learns that Curve will fold within the year and questions the relevance of the magazine in the face of accelerating threats to LGBTQ+ community. To forge a path forward, Franco reaches out to women working in today's queer spaces to understand what queer women need today and how Curve can continue to serve the community.
The scene excerpts above are selected from my observational/vérité work on the film.