The Same Difference
Director Nneka Onuorah (left photo, center) was joined by guests at the post-screening reception. During the Q&A, moderator Monifah, Nneka, and Jordan DiazCross discuss discrimination and gender roles that still exist in lesbian communities.
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.