HANKY CODE: THE MOVIE

Periwinkle Cinema Presents Hanky Code: The Movie
produced by: Gentry McShane, Lisa Ganser, and Lorin Murphy
Video/Film • 90 minutes • US/France • IMDB

Before Internet dating and hookup apps, The Handkerchief Code was largely used by gay men in the 1970’s to distinguish sexual preferences and fetishes in gay clubs and on the streets of places like San Francisco and New York. In Hanky Code: The Movie, Periwinkle Cinema, San Francisco’s queer experimental film collective brings Queer and Trans* filmmakers from across a spectrum of genres, styles, genders, and locations to dissect the code in this epic anthology feature of 25 short films! Each filmmaker or filmmaking team tells a story of a different fetish/color of the code. Films range from narrative to experimental, erotic to animated, with many films redefining the traditional code with colors, patterns, and fetishes up to creative interpretation of the artist.

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Contributing Filmmakers:

Black – Flagging Black by Ivy Dykes
Grey – Grey Is For Bondage by Lorin Murphy
Light Blue, White Stripes by Lex Non Scripta
Blue Silver by Marie Walz
Light Blue by Ricky Lee
Teal Blue by Kolmel W Love and Alex Albers
Red by Caitlin Rose Sweet and André Azevedo
Maroon – HEMA by Ashley Monique George
Rose by Ilona Berger
Magenta by Gentry McShane
Purple by Anatomically Incorrect Doll and Char Vortryss
Lavender – L is For Lavender by Margarita Femmeinista
Yellow – Pee Colored by Katie Bush
Pale Yellow – Spit by Malic Amalya and Nathan Hill
Gold – 2 looking for 1 by Jamie Evelyn Manzi
Orange – Anything Goes by Stéphane Gérard
Apricot – Apricot 4 Apricot by Courtney Trouble
Lime – grrrl with the most cake by Jacqueline Mary and Violette Dentata
White Fur by Neve Be and Nikki Silver
Fur by M. O’Herlihy
Grey Flannel by Austin Boe
Silver Sequins – Flagging 4 Fashion by Moon Ray Ra
Kleenex by Kico Le Strange
Houndstooth – Mouth Wide Open by Siobhan Aluvalot
Indigenous Luvvv by Demian DinéYazhi
Credit sequence by Lisa Ganser
Theme Song by nomy lamm

More about the filmmakers: here.