The Unlikely Story of the Lesbians of First Friday – Merlinka festival

Merlinka festival

Merlinka festival

The Unlikely Story of the Lesbians of First Friday

NEDELJA, 6. DECEMBAR 2020. 13:30 AMERIKANA DOM OMLADINE BEOGRADA
CENA ULAZNICE: 200 DIN.
BROJ MESTA OGRANIČEN NA 50

Neverovatne lezbejske priče
Dokumentarni film
Režija: Ketrin Beranič
SAD, 2019.
Trajanje: 63 minuta

Osamdesetih godina, grupa koja sebe naziva Prvim petkom nastala je u potpunosti formirana iz mašte grupe lezbejki koje žive u malom gradu Roanok u Virdžiniji. Neke žene su odatle, a neke su se preselile u dolinu Roanok zbog posla. Bilo je to Reganovo doba i homoseksualci su bili na lošem glasu, posebno u Biblijskom pojasu (*oblast južnih i srednjozapadnih SAD i zapadne Kanade gde je protestantski fundamentalizam široko rasprostranjen). Podstaknute čistom slučajnošću međusobnog pronalaženja, grupa je stvorila siguran prostor, organizovala fantastične događaje i razvila zajednicu trajnih prijateljstava, sve u senci Moralne većine.
Ovaj mali deo lezbejske istorije ispričan je kroz glasove i anegdote članova Prvog petka i žena koje su se pridružile zabavi.

The Unlikely Story of the Lesbians of First Friday
Documentary
Director: Kathryn L Beranich
USA, 2019
Duration: 63

In the 1980’s, a group calling itself First Friday sprung fully formed from the imaginations of a group of lesbians living in the small city of Roanoke, Virginia. Some of the women were locals and some moved to the Roanoke Valley for employment. It was the Reagan era and homosexuals were vilified, especially in the Bible Belt. Spurred on by the pure serendipity of finding each other, the group created safe space, threw fantastic events and grew a community of lasting friendships, all in the shadow of the Moral Majority.
This little slice of lesbian history is told through the voices and anecdotes of First Friday members and the women who joined in the fun.