Navigating parenthood is always tricky, but when you have few representations on screen of Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer women raising their children this can be even harder. This programme of short films from around the world gives a chance to see Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer mothers in all their glory.
Pink and Blue
USA | 2021 | 13’ | Carmen LoBue
Kaydx, Jojo Brown
After a surprise first-time pregnancy, a Trans Lesbian couple of colour wrestle with how the new baby will affect their relationship and how to raise their child in a binary world.
China | 2017 | 25’ | Liying Mei | Mandarin with English subtitles | Jinger Li, Yang Jinger
When Qingqing discovers her mom’s oddly close relationship with a female friend, she starts following them, only to discover a secret that will unravel her peaceful family life, and all her burgeoning conceptions about love, sex and female desire.
Heather Has Four Moms
USA | 2018 | 14’ | Jeanette L Buck
Holly Twyford, Susan Rome
When Heather decides to lose her virginity for her 15th birthday, Mom’s wife must convince Mom, and Mom’s ex, and Mom’s ex’s partner that it’s time for Heather to have ‘The Talk’. Which mom is ready to help Heather make a big decision? It’s a mother-daughter story. Times four.
USA | 2020 | 16’ | Penny PJ Chen
Jinny Chung, Christine Liao
Parenting for Julia and Kat is overcoming ‘mommy challenges’. When their daughter, Becca, asks for the one thing Kat has difficulty giving, will doing it anyway to please Becca, supersede all the anxiety she feels?
While You Weren’t Looking
South Africa | 2015 | 76’ | Catherine Stewart
Camilla Waldman, Sandi Schultz
Twenty years after the end of apartheid, Dez and Terri are a mixed-race lesbian couple living in one of the most affluent suburbs of Cape Town. Asanda, their adopted 18-year-old daughter, is of mixed racial heritage. Dez and Terri are being torn apart by their marital insecurities, while also facing social pressure to ‘fit in’. Asanda, is caught up in exploring her own sexuality and her feelings for Queer ‘Tommy Boy’ Shado. The developing relationship between Asanda and Shado forces Dez and Terri to confront their own prejudices.
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