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A lyrical essay film contemplating butch lesbian desire, Junipero Serra and the Spanish colonization of California, Hitchcock's Vertigo and so much more.
A lyrical essay film contemplating butch lesbian desire, Junipero Serra and the Spanish colonization of California, Hitchcock's Vertigo and so much more.
424 backers pledged $24,038 to help bring this project to life.
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    My sincere gratitude, plus the proud and happy feeling of knowing you're playing a part in creating an important new queer film. You rock!

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    A beautiful hi-res digital production still from the film. P.S. For all my busy friends —giving ten bucks will be a really meaningful personal favor to me and it adds up very fast. Thank you for taking the time to do this.

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    The above + special thanks on the website for THE ROYAL ROAD.

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    The above + you get to come to our July 7, 2013 San Francisco House Party (travel and accommodations not included).

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    The above + a free digital download of the film when it becomes available online. Plus a free digital download of my acclaimed 2005 film THE JOY OF LIFE. As an added extra bonus at this level you'll also get a free DVD of THAT TENDER TOUCH (the amazing 1969 Dykesploitation classic that I re-discovered and released via Wolfe Video).

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    The above + a free autographed DVD of the film when it comes out (AND a signed DVD of my acclaimed 2005 film THE JOY OF LIFE).

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    The above + a special Movie Lover Pack including a DVD of the acclaimed documentary FABULOUS! THE STORY OF NEW QUEER CINEMA (featuring an appearance by me talking about LGBT film history), a DVD of AFRO PROMO (the acclaimed vintage black trailer program I curated and released) and a digital download of the amazing 1965 transgender short QUEENS AT HEART which I unearthed in my work as an LGBT film archivist and released on digital.

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    The above + a complete set of all of my DVDs and books including THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LESBIAN & GAY FILM AND VIDEO; my Lambda Award-nominated tome, THE QUEER MOVIE POSTER BOOK, and a rare DVD of my fabulous vintage LGBT trailer program HOMO PROMO.

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    The above + enjoy a refreshing vintage soda with me at The Fizzary; or brunch at Dolores Park Cafe; or an ice-cream cone at Bi-Rite Creamery (with in-depth discussion of the film).

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    The above + tickets for two to the film's San Francisco premiere and join the cast and crew for drinks and revelry afterwards (travel and accommodations not included).

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    The above + a pair of tickets to the film's world premiere and post-screening celebration (travel and accommodations not included). My previous films have played at top festivals across the globe including the Sundance, Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals. Seriously, this will be SO exciting! And you know I'll be acknowledging you from the stage in front of all those people, too.

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    Yes, along with everything else, you are officially an Associate Producer of this majorly awesome motion picture. Please contact us by email if you're interested in making a producer level contribution.

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    The glamour and excitement of being an Executive Producer are yours — along with everything else and ten thousand thank yous. Please contact us by email if you're interested in making a producer level contribution.

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