As many queer communities are starting to see more lesbian apps and singles events, a new documentary called Lesbian Diaries, offers an honest, fresh look at dating as a single lesbian.
The compelling and touching stories of lesbians navigating the singles scene portray an honest look at the realities of dating amidst an oversexualized, glamorized media portrayal of lesbian culture. Over the past decade, as equality has come to the forefront of national consciousness, the realities of the decline in the lesbian scene are noted through the loss of lesbian bars. Through two lenses: a psychological deconstruction and real, boots on the ground daters, Lesbian Diaries presents an intimate look into the lives of women who explore dating as a lesbian. By countering misconceptions about women who date women, Lesbian Diaries utilizes the experiences of real women to discuss racism in dating, personality disorders, addiction, cheating, experimenters, dating as an older woman, and game players.
The impressive roster of interviewees include Ruth Schwartz, PhD, and Michelle Murrain, PhD, teachers, authors of Conscious Lesbian Dating and Love, and founders of Conscious Girlfriend; Robyn Exton, founder of HER, the largest app for queer women; Katharine Angelina Love, prominent columnist for Huffington Post Canada; Jess Branas, LesB Real radio host, dating coach, and author of Seeking Her, Knowing You; Steph Smith, popular DJ and tattoo artist in the United Kingdom; Jolene Linsangan, founder of U-Haul SF and lesbian party planner in the Bay area; and Kim Baker, online columnist for Curve magazine and author of the forthcoming book Girls’ Guide to Dating: What to do between the breakup and the next U-Haul.
This collection of experts will join producer and creator Lex Hefner, up-coming documentary filmmaker of gritty films that reflect the issues and problems in society that are often ignored in mainstream media. More specifically, the producer wanted to make this documentary because “there are many worrying divisions and circumstances in the LGBT community that are threatening the progression and stability of the community.” Hefner hopes that people will use the documentary as a dating aid into entering relationships, as well as be aware to the issues she feels are eroding the community.
For more information about Lesbian Diaries or to order your copy, visit www.lesbiandiaries.com.