Whether it’s with your coworkers, classroom, or local community, you can host a screening of AHEAD OF THE CURVE to help spark conversations and build a culture of inclusion for LGBTQ+ women and non-binary people.
We make hosting a screening (virtual or in person) easy for you. It’s a wonderful way to engage your group. So, what are you waiting for?
About the film
AHEAD OF THE CURVE tells the story of Franco Stevens’ outrageous adventures founding the world’s best-selling lesbian magazine and how her work connects LGBTQ+ women’s visibility in the ’90s to activism today.
Why host a screening
Film screenings are a gentle and disarming way to engage people from all walks of life in sensitive conversations. By screening AHEAD OF THE CURVE you and your company, school, or organization are promoting LGBTQ+ inclusivity and building a welcoming culture for lesbian, trans, and queer women and non-binary people.
Consider programming AHEAD OF THE CURVE for Pride, Women’s History, and LGBTQ+ History month today! Scroll down to see which hosting option fits best.
Build a culture of inclusion for LGBTQ+ women and non-binary employees at your company. Many organizations are grappling with “the great resignation” while also trying to make their workplaces more inclusive. Unfortunately, even as organizations across the globe strive to create more welcoming environments, workplace and cultural biases around identity persist. A stunning 75% of LGBTQ+ employees report having experienced discrimination at work in the last year, with LGBTQ+ women and non-binary staff experiencing the highest levels of micro-aggressions.
We can change this together.
Your organization can promote LGBTQ+ inclusivity by creating a safe container for your employees to talk about building a welcoming culture for lesbian, trans, and queer women and non-binary employees. Film screenings are a gentle and disarming way to engage employees in sensitive conversations.
We also offer a customized workshop to help you create space for discussion, learning and connection.
Companies like Disney, Reddit and SAP have already incorporated AHEAD OF THE CURVE as part of their Diversity and Inclusion programming. Here’s what people are saying:
“A pathway to stronger connections, a more inclusive culture and a more fulfilling employee experience.”
“Our organization prioritizes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Screening AHEAD OF THE CURVE was a great way to lift up stories from queer women so that our employees feel seen and heard.”
“This film and our discussion were a fantastic way to center the experiences of queer women and non-binary people. Our organization is stronger when we can value the individual experiences that connect us to our collective humanity. I’d strongly encourage other organizations that are seeking to attract and retain diverse talent to program AHEAD OF THE CURVE.”
Interested in streaming Ahead of the Curve into your classroom or using it as a resource on your campus? According to a recent Gallup poll, 1 in 6 people who are Gen Z identify as queer or transgender, and it’s clear that today’s students are hungry for LGBTQ+ content and education.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE sparks students’ curiosity about queer women’s history, introduces them to new role models and builds empathy and understanding for LGBTQ+ women and non-binary people. When you purchase an educational license, you will get the rights to screen the film, a discussion guide for university audiences with questions on labels and identities, race and intersectionality, media representation and activism, as well as suggested classroom activities and action items, and links to high school common core and media literacy standards for K-12 classrooms. You will also receive a press kit, articles, and interviews with the filmmakers and their subjects. And you will have the opportunity for students to engage with the filmmakers and cast directly through Zoom Q&A’s and live interviews.
Schools like Harvard, Barnard, Tel Aviv, Iowa and San Francisco State and more have incorporated AHEAD OF THE CURVE into their curriculums. Here’s what educators are saying:
“We held a very successful on-campus screening that attracted a diverse group of interested and engaged students. Students loved having have a cast member join for a Q&A and the event facilitated conversations that bridged their academic interests with discussions about popular culture and queer media.”
– Ariana Vigil, Professor and Chair, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
“Sharply edited and well researched, the film is sure to spark classroom discussion about identity, intersectionality and visibility, bringing lesbian history into the present and underscoring the importance of ongoing activism. The film has strong educational potential and will be a great tool in college classes focused on gender studies, history, journalism and community activism.”
– Johnny Symons, Associate Professor and Director of Queer Cinema Project, School of Cinema, San Francisco State University
“The film is a great gift to a generation inheriting the sacrifice and risks undertaken by whip-smart 1990s dykes.”
-Bonnie J. Morris, Ph.D. author; Gender Studies professor at Georgetown University, George Washington University, and University of California, Berkeley
“Ahead of the Curve is a moving tribute to a hugely important time in lesbian history and the brave magazine and publisher that captured it all.”
-Lillian Faderman, Lesbian Historian; Professor Emerita of English at Fresno State
We’ve screened AHEAD OF THE CURVE with LGBTQ+ centers and non-profit organizations around the world and can help you host an in-person or virtual screening for your group too! As a community organization or government agency, you can screen the film and guide meaningful discussions around inclusive representation. Get in touch with us to learn more now.