The L-Project is proud to present the screening of the award winning documentary “Butch Mystique” a film by Debra A. Wilson
Butch Mystique exposes the rules, thoughts, passions, and concerns of African-American butch-stud identified lesbians. Women from varying backgrounds – mothers, activists, artists – share raw, powerful and intimate thoughts on being outside the norm, being powerful butch identified women, and being themselves.
Where are they now: Beyond The Butch Mystique
Beyond The Butch Mystique is a feature documentary that revisits the Butch identified black lesbians who appeared in the 2003 award winning short film Butch Mystique. This new film will explore the changes in their lives over the years, with a look back at them from the original film, and how they now move through the world, particularly within the context of the growing gender identity movement.
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Debra A. Wilson directed, wrote, and produced the award-winning short documentary Butch Mystique. After receiving the Black Filmmaker Showcase grant from Showtime, she produced/directed her next documentary on gay marriage in the black community Jumpin’ the Broom: The New Covenant, that also premiered on Showtime and aired on Logo. In 2010, Debra directed the documentary short Ward 86 which is part of the compilation feature Still Around. She also co-produced the narrative feature Mississippi Damned that aired on Showtime in 2011 and can be streamed on Netflix. In 2012 she produced the mini-feature Crossover and in 2014 produced Ant for ITVS Futurestates. Debra has directed numerous corporate and branding videos. Debra earned a B.A. degree in Television/Film Production at Cal-State University Northridge.
Producer: Henry Mauldin is a talent manager and producer based in Los Angeles. His diverse client list and 30 years in the entertainment and media business has made Henry a great resource for talent, producers, and executives throughout the industry. Henry is also the producer of the feature drama, ‘Saltwater’ and Telly Award Wining documentary, Stand: Untold Stories from the Civil Rights Movement. Henry attended The City College of San Francisco and The Academy of Art University, based in San Francisco.