To be an openly gay woman is country music is nearly impossible, yet this group of artists persevered anyhow. This film explores their personal journeys while taking a piercing look at family, religion and the patriarchy of country music.
Trailer | 107 min | Feature | INVISIBLE | English | USA
UPDATE 8/17: The venue for this event has changed to Raleigh Studios, located at 5300 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038. Parking can be found for free on the streets surrounding the theatre or in the studio garage for $10.00 at Van Ness Gate, 655 North Van Ness Ave. You will need a photo ID to enter.
Start time will now be 8:30 PM.
Screening will include live performance by Jess Leary, Dianne Davidson and other members of the cast.
Did you know that many of country music’s greatest songwriters were Lesbians? Widely known as an industry full of religious and political conservatives, country music has not historically been comfortable with celebrating anyone in their midst who is openly LGBTQIA+. But the truth is that country music owes many of its greatest successes to the lesbian songwriters who penned the hits.
From “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” to “Smoky Mountain Rain” – which became Tennessee’s state song – this film celebrates all the amazing Lesbian creatives behind country music’s most memorable hits. Featuring interviews with Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Pam Tillis, Chely Wright, Mary Gauthier, Kye Fleming, Bonnie Baker, Jess Leary, Ruthie Foster, Cidny Bullens, Gretchen Peters, Dianne Davidson, Maryann Kennedy, Pam Rose, Cheryl Wheeler, and Virginia Team.
** Live performances elements subject to change as Los Angeles COVID protocols evolve.
Community Partner: L.A. Wranglers
Director : T.J. Parsell
Writer : T.J. Parsell
Producer : Bill Brimm, T.J. Parsell
Executive Producer : Beth Mevers
Cast :Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Pam Tillis, Mary Gauthier, Chely Wright, Kye Fleming, Jess Leary, Dianne Davidson, Bonnie Baker, Ruthie Foster, Pam Rose, Mary Ann Kennedy, Cheryl Wheeler, Virginia Team, Rodney Crowell, Gretchen Peters, Cidny Bullens (formerly Cindy Bullens), Jessie Scott, Robert Oermann, Mary Bufwack