The Aggressives

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This documentary follows a group of women who are "aggressives," a subculture of lesbians who dress like men and even pass for them in society. These women hide female elements of their bodies and often adopt male personas. However, each of the women defines and utilizes the term "aggressive" slightly differently. They also struggle with the limitations of adhering too closely to the label. A number of the women choose to take part in drag parties and contests.

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  • Jan 03, 2012
    I liked this mainly because it is a subculture that I have not been exposed to. I was totally behind what the participants were striving for. Good on Daniel Peddle for giving us a glimpse over a five year period. Nice commitment pays off.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2009
    This is a good modern companion piece to the classic Paris is Burning, only this time around the subjects are on the lesbian wavelength. The director did an excellent job at selecting truly compelling people and edits it all (6 years of footage) to make a beautiful and comprehensible timeline of events in these people's lives. This is a "microscope" doc, like Paris is Burning and Gendernauts, and focuses on people within one small community. Still the things they deal with are universal and the issues of gender and sexuality addressed can benefit anyone in terms of broadening your perspective. The director is very minimally invasive, almost invisible, and the subjects are utterly open and comfortable with the camera. Can't recommend it enough.
    _kelly . Super Reviewer

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