1) Why did you decide to get into this industry?
I couldn’t find working class queer women making films about working class queer lives.
Photo: My current headshot
2) What’s a defining moment in your life?
Early in my activist life, I organized with a former member of the Weather Underground, who taught me that white people must support radical Black organizing even at risk of their lives.
Photo: Parody movie poster for my parody of Carol
3) What is your biggest concern with the future?
I see the resources of this abundant magical earth being hoarded by the powerful few. I really love being an earthling.
Photo: My action figure (of myself)
4) What is a successful moment in your career so far?
Having my work included in a touring program of films that highlighted the intersection of disability and queerness.
Photo: A still from MY AUNT MAME (my most successful movie so far)
5) What advice do you have for other women in the industry?
If you’re just starting, make your movie your own way. If you are already, find others and together disrupt the status quo every way you can.
Photo: Another still from MY AUNT MAME (note foil balls on console TV antenna)
6) What, if anything, do you collect?
I try to have as few possessions as possible, so what I want most are opportunities to be in communities of cultural resistance.
Photo: My crusading action figure pointing out steps at a NYC subway station listed as accessible!
7) What are you working on next? In addition, if people want to find out more about you, where can they find you on social media?
I’m working on a film about a refugee family fleeing the civil war in Sri Lanka, and learning television studio production.
Here is a trailer for my parody of Carol (using the actual trailer audio!)
I regularly update my website with screenings and news at
IG & Twitter: @Dykeumentary
Photo: A still from my current project about a refugee family fleeing Sri Lanka’s civil war