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— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

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PBS Premiere—NO STRAIGHT LINES

January 23

Free

PBS BROADCAST―NO STRAIGHT LINES airs nationally on the PBS series Independent Lens this January 23, 2023. Check your local listings for times in your area. Click here to watch the film’s trailer.

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. 

National broadcast premiere on PBS series Independent Lens, January 23, 2023

https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/documentaries/no-straight-lines/

NO STRAIGHT LINES was supported by California Humanities through the California Documentary Project grant.

 

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