Thank God I'm a Lesbian

A film by Laurie Colbert and Dominique Cardona

1992 | 55 minutes | Color | 16mm/DVD | Order No. 99150

SYNOPSIS

THANK GOD I'M A LESBIAN is an uplifting and entertaining documentary about the diversity of lesbian identities. Dionne Brand, Nicole Brossard, Lee Pui Ming, Becki Ross, Julia Creet, LaVerne Monette, Sarah Schulman, Chris Bearchell, Chris Phibbs, Christine Delphy and Jeanelle Laillou speak frankly and articulately about issues ranging from coming out, racism, bisexuality, and SM, to the evolution of the feminist and lesbian movements, outing and compulsory heterosexuality. Inclusive of various and often contradictory points of view, THANK GOD I'M A LESBIAN successfully proposes an alternate vision of self and community that is realistic and positive. This fast-paced documentary was edited by Geraldine Peroni who was nominated for an Academy Award for The Player.

PRESS

"Both the vigorous affirmation of lesbian sexuality that its title promises and a remarkably honest and entertaining examination of the diversity of lesbian identity."

Melbourne Film Festival

"Snappy, intelligent."

Variety

SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS

  • Festival International du Nouveau Cinema et de la Video Montreal
  • Films de Femmes, Creteil, France, Prix du Public
  • London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Melbourne International Film Festival
  • Toronto Festival of Festivals
  • Turin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Audience Award

ABOUT FILMMAKER(S)

Dominique Cardona

Born in Algeria, Dominique Cardona moved to France at the age of seven and achieved a law degree from the University of Montpellier. She moved to Toronto in 1990 and attended the summer film program of New York University. She made her directorial debut in 1992 with THANK GOD I'M A LESBIAN. Cardona’s partner of 27 years, Laurie Colbert, has worked together with Cardona on award winning films, including 2007’s FINN'S GIRL.

Most recently Cardona and Colbert have moved into fiction storytelling. With their award winning MARGARITA, made in 2012, Colbert and Cardona explore political and social issues by telling the story of a young, immigrant nanny working for a family in Canada. (8/14)

Laurie Colbert

Colbert was born in Canada in 1958. Her interest in film peaked when she became involved with various LGBT groups. Colbert and her partner of 27 years, Dominique Cardona, worked together on many award winning films, including THANK GOD I’M A LESBIAN and 2007’s FINN’S GIRL. The focus of Colbert’s work is uplifting stories about present-day struggles for the LGBT community.

Most recently Cardona and Colbert have moved into fiction storytelling. With their award winning MARGARITA, made in 2012, Colbert and Cardona explore political and social issues by telling the story of a young, immigrant nanny working for a family in Canada. (8/14)

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