Distinguished Professor of English and Art + Design Hillary Chute is excited to announce that a film she is advising, No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics, is set to premiere June 12 at the 20th annual Tribeca Film Festival. Taken from the film’s website:
“No Straight Lines tells the story of five scrappy and pioneering cartoonists who depicted everything from the AIDS crisis, coming out, and same-sex marriage, to themes of race, gender, and disability. They tackled the humor in queer lives in a changing world, and the everyday pursuits of love, sex, and community. Their work is funny, smart, and profound, and provides a unique, uncensored window into LGBTQ lives from the 1970s onward, beginning at a time in which there was no other genuine queer storytelling in popular culture. Equally engaging are their personal journeys, as they, against all odds, helped build a queer comics underground that has been able to grow and evolve in remarkable ways.”
While the in-person Tribeca film screening is currently sold out, the film will be available to stream in the U.S. in the days following the event on Tribeca’s website. Congratulations to Professor Chute and the rest of the film team on this exciting news!