BQFF 11 - 21 MARCH 2021


BLOODSISTERS: LEATHER, DYKES, and SADOMASOCHISM



SATURDAY 13 MARCH, 2:30PM
INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART

UNCLASSIFIED 18+


Director
Michelle Handelman
Producer Michelle Handelman, Monte Cazazza
Featuring Tala Brandeis, Patrick Califia, J.C. Collins, Queen Cougar, Amy Marie Meek, Skeeter, Wickie Stamps, Peggy Sue, Ann Soucy-West and others.
Country USA
Language English 
Runtime 65min
Year 1995
Genre Documentary / Lesbian, Queer

Hi-8 video transferred to digital format

This film contains sexual content, nudity, coarse language, adult themes, and discussions about consent.

Presented with Sissy Screens and Institute of Modern Art
25th anniversary screening

“The queer outlaws of the San Francisco leather scene take center stage in the hottest history lesson you'll have all year” - NewFest


From pushy bottoms to macho femmes, Bloodsisters is an A-Z documentary guide that takes an in-depth look at the San Francisco leatherdyke scene during the mid-nineties, shattering assumptions about gender and lesbian sexuality. Handelman’s film doesn’t describe the bounds of permissible fantasy in the women’s leather community; rather it broadens the discussion about private expressions of eroticism and their political implications. Eight self-described leather dykes tell their stories about participating in a subculture cast off by its own immediate ally, the larger lesbian community.