Our Rating: ★★★☆☆
L Factor: Lesbian Film/Gender Bender
Short Take: A San Francisco gender bending buddy movie. Features working class butch dykes.
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Year: 2001
Duration: 98 min
Language: USA/English
MPAA: Not Rated
Director: Harriet Dodge, Silas Howard
Writer: Harriet Dodge, Silas Howard
Starring: Silas Howard, Harriet Dodge, Stanya Kahn, Carina Gia, James Cotner, Joan Jett, Kris Kovic, Maia Lorian, Aldo Pisano, Nancy Stone

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By Hook or By CrookShy (Silas Howard, Tribe 8 ) is a small town Kansas butch dyke whose house gets repossessed after her father’s death. She dons her best suit and heads for the big city of San Francisco to start a life of crime. There she runs into Valentine (Harriet/Harry Dodge), a gender bending girl with a beard and a wacky girlfriend named Billie (Stanya Kahn).

The film follows buddies Shy and Val as they steal for money to live, look for Val’s birthmother, and deal with Val’s mental illness. One of the few movies to feature working class butch dykes (who are both quite handsome). Also written, directed and produced by Howard and Dodge. (AB)