Run Time: 98 min Release Date: Jun 01, 2021 Year Produced: 2020 Rating: Not Rated Language: English, English/Closed Captions Directed by: Rivkah Beth Medow, Jen Rainin Starring: Franco Stevens, Lea Delaria, Melissa Etheridge
This film appeals to: Lesbian audiences

With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. AHEAD OF THE CURVE tracks the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early ‘90s to the present day through the story of Franco’s founding of Curve magazine. Decades later, in the wake of a disabling injury, Franco learns that Curve will fold within the year and questions the relevance of the magazine in the face of accelerating threats to LGBTQ+ community. To forge a path forward, Franco reaches out to women working in today’s queer spaces to understand what queer women need today and how Curve can continue to serve the community.

Awards & Press Quotes

“Accomplished, insightful and deeply moving.”
– The Hollywood Reporter

“A celebration. Made being a lesbian feel like something to revel in.”
– Forbes