No Straight Lines


Laurel awards



Thanks to Maurice Vellekoop for the amazing home page art!

No Straight Lines tells the story of five scrappy and pioneering cartoonists who depicted everything from the AIDS crisis, coming out, and same-sex marriage, to themes of race, gender, and disability. They tackled the humor in queer lives in a changing world, and the everyday pursuits of love, sex, and community. Their work is funny, smart, and profound, and provides a unique, uncensored window into LGBTQ lives from the 1970s onward, beginning at a time in which there was no other genuine queer storytelling in popular culture. Equally engaging are their personal journeys, as they, against all odds, helped build a queer comics underground that has been able to grow and evolve in remarkable ways.

“It wasn’t until I discovered [LGBTQ comics] that I really understood what I was looking for, a queer world with stories and characters that I could recognize, that I could laugh with and care about.”
— Lana Wachowski, Director, Writer

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No Straight Lines had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, one of the most prestigious festivals in the world, as it celebrated its 20th anniversary ┄ in person! Already, the film has been screened at film festivals across the U.S., in Europe, and in Asia.   See all screenings