She's Real Worse than Queer
TitleShe's Real Worse than Queer
DirectorLucy Thane
CountryUSA
Year1997
Duration50mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionA video-film-music documentary by and about dykes beginning to find culture/lives they can stand through Punk Rock. Featuring Tribe 8, Fifth Column, Cunts With Attitude, Riot Girl NYC, Team Dresch, Sister George, Phranc, Free to Fight. The word punk originated as a term of abuse against homos in prison and has been reclaimed. The 1970's Punk was queerer and more radically diverse than the straight white male phenomenon it is remembered as and D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) a central philosophy as much originated out of necessity as aesthetic. Women, especially dykes, have been central to the development of Queerpunk, finding in it a mode of expression that can be accessed without privilege, can speak an uncompromising message and is revolt against the exclusive and mainstream face of lesbian culture which desires assimilation and acceptance.