A lively look at five LGBTQ+ comic book artists whose careers go from the underground scene to the cover of Time Magazine and the international stage. This adaption of Justin Hall’s anthology of the same name invites the artists to share their stories and observations on everything from the AIDS crisis and workplace discrimination to the search for love. Showcasing the evolution of the comic book, along with the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, this entertaining documentary is sure to make you laugh, but will also make you think about the milestones of LGBTQ representation and the challenges that the community has encountered and overcome along the way. It’s a warmhearted tribute to all the artists among us, those who paint the world so that we can better understand it. Tribeca Film Festival, AFI Docs Fest, Grand Jury Documentary Prize Outfest.
Warning: Explicit Sexual Content and Language
“One of the underlying takeaways of “No Straight Lines” is that the history of queer comics is a history of resilience and being true to who you are” –Los Angeles Times