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Dear Jesse.

Gay North Carolina filmmaker Tim Kirkman's open letter to his senator, Jesse Helms whom he criticizes for his anti-homosexual policies. Also includes footage of an interview with Matthew Shepard, a gay man who was murdered, a victim of a hate crime. Writer/director, Tim Kirkman. Originally produced in 1998. 83 min. American Library Association Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults


Director Stuart Marshall chronicles the imprisonment of homosexuals in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Also examines the "discovery" of homosexuality by the medical and psychoanalytic professions in the 1890's, and the subsequent movements in Germany during the early years of this century demanding recognition of gay and lesbian rights.c1992. 88 min.

Diagnosing Difference

A documentary film featuring thirteen transgender and genderqueer scholars, artists, and activists discussing the impact and implications of the Gender Identity Disorder diagnosis on their lives and communities. Directed by Annalise Ophelian c2009. 64 min.

Dirty Laundry: A History of Heroes

A history of Chinese who immigrated to Canada and of gay Chinese Canadians. 1996. 31 min.

Does Your Mother Know?

Interviews with lesbian students at the University of California, Berkeley concerning their views on family and personal relationships. Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1996, at the University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Anthropology. Sheila Quinlan, Shu Hung. 1996. 28 min.


An upclose and personal look at some of San Francisco's iconic female impersonators, drag queens and a drag king rock band called Wood. Drag focuses on the different facets of contemporary Drag culture of San Francisco. While entertaining, the film also does away with several misconceptions about one of the sub-cultures of the LGBT community. Directed by Amir Jaffer. 2007. 84 min.

Dream Girls

Each year thousands of Japanese girls apply to enter the highly disciplined school for the Takarazuka Revue, the incredibly successful musical theater company where women play both male and female roles. This documentary presents a compelling look at this company and phenomenon, and a study on the interplay of gender and sexual identity in Japan today. Directed by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams. 1994. 50 min.

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Dress to Kill

Directed by Lawrence Jordan. Eddie Izzard spins free-flowing jokes about San Francisco, transvestitism, squirrels, American optimism, Hitler, the British royal family, mass murder and Stonehenge. Izzard romps through human history and transforms surprisingly complex ideas into biting satire--as well as knockout bits of sublime frivolity, like describing the movie Speed entirely in French. 1998. 180 min.

Dry Kisses Only.

Through manipulated film clips this videotape explores the lesbian subtext of classical Hollywood films. 1990. 75 min.

Ecce Homo.

A Film by Jerry Tartaglia. Interweaves images from Jean Genet's masterpiece Un Chant d'Amour with images from gay male sex films. It forces the viewer to question the point of view in looking at "pornographic" images. AIDS hysteria portrays gay sex as sinful, politically incorrect, or a public health hazard. Ecce Homo asks whether this taboo is against gay sex or against seeing gay sex. 199?.