Laughing Matters… More!
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L Factor: Lesbian Film
Short Take: Celebrates out lesbian comics Vicki Shaw, Renee Hicks, Sabrina Matthews and Elvira Kurt, favorites on Comedy Central and Logo.
Duration: 74 min
MPAA: Not Rated
|Director: Andrea Meyerson
Starring: Renee Hicks, Elvira Kurt, Sabrina Matthews, Vickie Shaw
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In 2004, Laughing Matters highlighted the work of pioneering lesbian comics Karen Williams, Marga Gómez, Suzanne Westenhoefer and Kate Clinton. This follows that successful dvd with a celebration of four popular comics who have been featured on Comedy Central, Logo and elsewhere on television and dvd.
Vicki Shaw shatters stereotypes and talks about growing up Southern Baptist in Texas, marrying and having children, in addition to the jokes about her partner Sergeant Patch. Renee Hicks is the African-American daughter of a Pentecostal preacher from Louisiana and uses comedy to make people think as well as laugh.
Sabrina Matthews is a master of making fun of butch lesbian stereotypes and is a regular in front of straight audiences as well. Elvira Kurt, a one time Canadian comic of the year, is a riot talking about her mother, who is from Hungary.
Pieces of their stand up acts are intertwined with documentary style interviews with each individually and together talking about their childhoods, coming out, and life as lesbian comedians. Vicki Shaw in particular is very touching as she talks about being threatened with losing God because of her sexuality.
Great fun and an insight into what makes these four women tick. (AB)