THE SAME DIFFERENCE

Director Nneka Onuorah in attendance

Tickets available at the door only
Sat, May 21st 1:00pm
Hollywood Theatre

King Kellz, the hottest performer at City of Doms, New York’s premier stud/AG (Aggressives) strip club, has the full package: a deep, luxurious voice; a masculine swagger; and a long, wavy weave that she proudly installs herself. Her fellow AGs hate on her for wearing a weave, but Kellz refuses to accept that there is only one way to be masculine, remarking, “It’s not what you wear. It’s your demeanor and how you carry yourself…. Your baggy clothes don’t determine your character.”

thesamedifference_web_largeThe Same Difference is a compelling documentary that broadens the definition of what it means to be part of the African-American lesbian community. Self-identified studs—and the women who love them—discuss hypocrisy in terms of gender roles, performative expectations and the silent disciplining that occurs among community members. This film features many queer celebrities, including actress Felicia “Snoop” Pearson from the critically acclaimed HBO drama The Wire, AzMarie Livingston from America’s Next Top Model and FOX’s hit series Empire, Dee Pimpin from MTV’s Catfish, Crissle West from the popular podcast The Read and Lea DeLaria from Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black. From stud-on-stud relationships to coming out as bisexual, and from AGs who decide to get pregnant to studs dressing femme for pay, director Nneka Onuroah’s engaging documentary ensures that no topic is left untouched.
—Frameline 2015

The Same Difference: Dir Nneka Onuorah 2014 USA 67 min
Community Partners:
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter
Know Your City
PSU Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies