OUTwatch Film Series: Rebel Dykes
"This boisterous oral history of a little-known underground London lesbian scene which spawned from a collision between punk and feminism is a blast!" - Screen Daily
"A rousing documentation of anarchic lesbian power set against the backdrop of Eighties England" - Evening Standard
OUTwatch Film Series
Thu, May 19 7pm
REBEL DYKES arrives in all its 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, energised mash-up of animation, unseen archive footage and interviews, Rebel Dykes provides an intimate insight into the politically charged, artistically radical subculture in 1980s London, and the individuals who helped shape and change their world. Bringing together BDSM nightclubs, inclusive, sex-positive feminism, DIY zine culture, post-punk musicians and artists, squatters, activists and sex workers, these rebel dykes went out onto the streets to make their voices heard.
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. (Jay Bernard, BFI Flare, 2021)