The Same Difference
New York Premiere.
Nneka Onuorah, 2015, USA, 78min
Nneka Onuorah’s fascinating documentary examines what happens when African-American lesbians discriminate against each other over violations of the strict code that separates butches from femmes. Onuorah breaks down the rules (no long hair, makeup, getting pregnant) then talks to women who’ve been on the receiving end of hate for crossing these lines. Onuorah shows how these behaviors reproduce the homophobic oppression of the straight world, while looking for solutions in compelling discussions with community members.
Writer: Nneka Onuorah Cast: Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, Lea DeLaria, King Kellz, Jordan, Az Marie In Person: Nneka Onuorah, King Kellz, Jordan, and other cast members TBA