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Rebel Dykes 18 rating

A brilliant and refreshing story of UK post-punk dyke culture, told by those who lived it.

Documentary 2021 91 mins

Director: Harri Shanahan

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Overview

A brilliant and refreshing story of UK post-punk dyke culture, told by those who lived it, in all their ass-kicking, leather-wearing glory. The film follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to become artists, performers, musicians and activists in London. A heady mash-up of animation, archive footage and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen family. This is an extraordinarily privileged glimpse into a bygone world by those who not only lived out their politics with heartfelt conviction but lived to tell the tale.

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