No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics
Director: Vivian Kleiman Run Time: 79 min. Release Year: 2021
Starring: Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Jennifer Camper, Mary Wings, Rupert Kinnard
A feature-length documentary film-in-progress chronicling the birth and development of LGBTQ comics through the eyes of several of its pioneers. The film was inspired by the Lambda award-winning book of the same name, and dives deeper into the personal stories at the heart of this unique underground artistic scene. Featuring Alison Bechdel (Fun Home), the recently departed Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby, Gay Comix), and others, this film aims to show how DIY queer cartoonists have represented, poked fun at, and celebrated LGBTQ lives and experiences in challenging, humorous, and profound ways.
“Its a candid and colorful look at the daring creators who helped change a medium, and a story of artistic and queer triumph.” -David Reddish, Queerty