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.

Contributing Filmmakers:

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