Rebel Dykes

Dir: Harri Shanahan, Siân A. Williams
82mins   2021   UK   18   English    F-Rated

The story of a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and became artists, performers, musicians and activists in London.

A hot, heady, punky, sexy mash-up of animation, previously un-seen rare archive footage and new interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen families.

'Rebel Dykes is vital time capsule of the raucous and frightened 1980s, when, outside of the clubs and squats, HIV/AIDS and Margaret Thatcher's homophobic law, Section 28, brought gay men and lesbians together as a social force for the first real time' - Steve Murray, ArtsATL