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Straight Talk About Lesbians

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Straight Talk About Lesbians

Film elements from Straight Talk About Lesbians

Straight Talk About Lesbians is a 1980 educational film strip produced by Elizabeth Diamond about lesbian women in which several lesbian women speak frankly about who they are, as well as their culture and history. Features women discussing their experiences, histories, and perspectives as lesbians, including coming out and living in a homophobic society. Also features discussions with children about their experiences having lesbian parents, as well as with the parents of lesbians. Notable is the discussion of lesbian music, with many songs played throughout. Running time is 1 hour and 2 minutes.

Video restoration created by digitizing the two filmstrips and accompanying cassette tape and assembling through a computer video editing program. Film digitization by Trale Tevis and Anthony Cocciolo. Audio digitization by Aditya Narasimhan Tirumalai Srinidhi. Video restoration by Trale Tevis. Digitization work completed at Pratt Institute School of Information.