By Hook Or By Crook
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.” –RainbowNetwork.com
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