Run Time: 95 min Year Produced: 2003 Rating: Not Rated Directed by: Harry Dodge, Silas Howard Starring: Carina Gia, Stanya Kahn, Harry Dodge, Silas Howard
This film appeals to: Bi/Trans audiences, Lesbian audiences

The terrific debut feature from filmmakers Silas Howard (Transparent) and Harry Dodge.

“The top butch/trans buddy movie of all time!” –Lesbian News

This innovative Sundance hit spins a tremendously entertaining adventure story about two butch/trans buddies on the streets of San Francisco in search of love and money. Starring LA performer/artist Harriet “Harry” Dodge (Cecil B. Demented, The Joy of Life) and punk rocker turned director¬†Silas Howard (Transparent), By Hook or By Crook remains one of the most popular queer cult movies of all time.

Shy (Howard) is a small-town loner who dumps a diner job and thumbs to San Francisco to pursue a life of petty crime. Along the way, Shy stumbles into the off-kilter Valentine (Dodge). An unexpected and magical friendship sparks, as they steal and grift their way towards understanding themselves and the crazy world around them.

Co-starring performance artiste’ Stanya Kahn and super sexy San Francisco dyke poet Carina Gia.

Awards & Press Quotes

“The humanity of the characters shines!” – New York Times

“Absolutely the best butch portrayals ever put to celluloid.” –

Best Feature, Audience Award — Outfest Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Best Screenplay, Grand Jury Prize — Outfest Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Best Feature, Jury Prize — Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Best New Director, Jury Prize — Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Best Feature, Audience Award — Mardi Gras Festival, Australia
Best Feature, Audience Award — South by Southwest Film Festival
Best Feature, Jury Award — Philadelphia Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival