Ahead of the Curve

Director: Jen Rainin, Rivkah Beth Medow Run Time: 95 min. Rating: Not Rated Release Year: 2021


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 lifestyle magazine ever published. AHEAD OF THE CURVE traces 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, as her legacy faces extinction and she reassesses her life after a disabling injury, she sets out to understand work being led by queer Women of Color today. The film features Andrea Pino-Silva, Kim Katrin, Denice Frohman, Amber Hikes, Jewlle Gomeez, Melissa Etheridge, and Lea DeLaria, and the score is composed by the legendary Meshell Ndegeocello.

“Zippy, insightful and deeply moving.” Inkoo Kang, The Hollywood Reporter

“Ahead of the Curve is destined to become one of those documentaries queer people can turn to in order to remember where we’ve been and how we’ve arrived here together.” B.L. Panther, The Spool

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