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Donna Deitch Captures Desert Hearts With Her Films

During Pride Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible queer artists that we know and love. Our next artist is the iconic Donna Deitch!

Donna Deitch is an American director, best known for her 1985 film Desert Hearts. This critically acclaimed film, set in 1950s Nevada, tells the story of Vivian Bell, a literature professor who arrives in Reno for a quick divorce but finds unexpected love and liberation instead, with a woman.read more.

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Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu Tells Stories Close to Home

Happy birthday, Wanuri Kahiu! Today we’re celebrating the incredible filmmaker behind Rafiki, From A Whisper, and Netflix’s Look Both Ways. 

Wanuri Kahiu is a filmmaker from Kenya, and known to be one of the most inspiring African filmmakers. Wanuri comes from a line of trailblazing women; her mother was one of the first female pediatricians in Nairobi, the area they lived in, and her aunt was a celebrated actress.read more.

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Queer Cartoonist Ariel Schrag: From Coming of Age to Coming Out

During Pride Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible queer artists that we know and love. Our next artist is the fabulous Ariel Schrag!

Ariel Schrag is a cartoonist and television writer who became known at an early age for her autobiographical comics. Ariel self-published her first comic series, Awkward, while in high school, depicting events from her freshman year.read more.

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Poet Jasmine Mans Explores Her Black-Queer Identity

During Pride Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible queer artists that we know and love. Our next artist is author Jasmine Mans!

Jasmine Mans is an American poet from Newark (NJ). Graduating from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a B.A. in African American Studies, Jasmine released her debut poetry collection in 2012, when she was just 20 years old.read more.

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Celebrating Filmmaker Phyllis Nagy during Pride Month

During Pride Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible queer artists that we know and love. Our next artist is the filmmaker Phyllis Nagy!

Phyllis Nagy is an American screenwriter, director, and playwright, known best for her work on the critically-acclaimed film Carol (2015).read more.

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Celebrating Lesbian Icon Chavela Vargas this Pride Month

Happy Pride! Today, in honor of Pride month, FF2 is celebrating influential singer and queer icon Chavela Vargas! Chavela’s revolutionary musical style, as well as her defiant rejection of heteronormativity, spoke to her listeners and influenced the work of queer artists of future generations.

Born in San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica on April 17, 1919, even at a young age Chavela dedicated herself to her dream of singing, bravely leaving her home for Mexico at 17 to give herself a better chance at a professional music career. read more.

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