CRUISE LA Presents: BloodSisters

Party / Social Gathering, Screening, 21+
Eagle LA

4219 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

From pushy bottoms to macho femmes, Director Michelle Handelman’s BLOODSISTERS is an A-Z documentary guide that shatters assumptions about gender and lesbian sexuality, featuring a kickass soundtrack by San Francisco punk bands Frightwig and Typhoon, and Industrial Music pioneers Chris & Cosey and Coil.

Following the post-screening Q&A Panel with Tina Horn, Sheree Rose, and Rogelio Ruckus, continue the party on the patio with kinky demos, vendors, and dirty bootblacks. 

Bring your leathers!

Attendees must be 21+ to enter.

About the Programmer

Tina Horn is a writer, educatrix, media-maker, leather dyke, and karaoke queen. She is currently working on a book of cultural criticism about sexual fetishes called Why Are People Into That?! based on her long-running podcast of the same name. She is also the creator and writer of the sci-fi sex-rebel comic book series SfSx (Safe Sex) from Image comics, the host and co-writer of the Wondery podcast series on 90s phone sex Operator, and the co-editor of We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival from Feminist Press. Her reporting on leather subcultures and adult industry politics has appeared in Rolling Stone, Playboy, Hazlitt, Glamour, Jezebel, and elsewhere. She is a LAMBDA Literary Fellow, an AVN nominee, the recipient of two Feminist Porn Awards, and holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence. 

Sheree Rose is an American photographer and performance artist. Rose’s personal journey and transformation from the mid-thirties divorced Westwood housewife into an underground documentarian and participant as she chronicled BDSM partnerships, disability advocacy, and LGBTQ+ partnerships and identity, embody her complex multimedia work. Free love, radical feminism, and mortality contextualize her photography in addition to what was, and continues to be, spiritual to her: her camera, her performances, and her chosen family.

Rogelio Ruckus B.A, M.A. (aka: Daddy Row, he/him/el/elle) is a transmansuline, chicano and Indigenous professional dominant, fetish educator and performer, reluctant academic, and the first Los Angeles based “Mx.” title holder ever as the first Mx. Cruise Los Angeles Leather 2020. He passionately serves in leadership and board positions for historic and emergent regional and national BDSM organizations such as Ruckus Pet Pack, Obsidian LA, and the infamous Folsom Street Fair — working to center QTBIPOC from the margins of fetish and leather culture(s). Rogelio’s work has been featured by the likes of Folsom Street Fair, the Berlin Porn Film Festival (featured interviewee “Family Matters” the Sex Workers Project), and the ONE Archives (“Miss Flores” Pride Publics”).

This program is organized by CRUISE LA as part of the 2023 Circa: Queer Histories Festival, presented by One Institute.

  • CRUISE LA is a space for queer people in the leather community to meet, play, and feel safe and free of judgment. Be kind, use consent, and have fun!

  • Eagle LA is Leather/Levi/Queer community bar in Silver Lake Los Angeles. Our door is open to everyone!