Lady Trojans
USA  2008, 58 min

Who knew that Tucson, Arizona was a hotbed for scholastic lesbians in the early ’90s? Focused on the Catalina Lady Trojans, this incredibly endearing piece follows a group of young athletes who scored points for the home team while zealously exploring their sexuality off the court. While the players formed a secret dyke society, the camaraderie of competitive sports came crashing up against the bliss and jealously of young romance. At the center of it all was cute and perky Anna Hesik who, along with her half-sister Elizabeth (the film’s director), captured everything from basketball games to slumber parties. As Anna blossomed, she fell passionately in love with Quinn — a senior and the team’s “mac daddy.” It is fascinating to see how differently they reflect on their teenage years. Eventually turning her lens on each member of the Lady Trojans, Hesik skillfully intertwines often funny video footage, entertaining animation and intriguing interviews that accurately recall the intensity of youthful experimentation among friends against the backdrop of the basketball court. -- Kelly Burkhardt

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Director: Elizabeth Hesik
Cast: Donielle Aitken, Mia Allec, Jennipher Foster, Amanda Hunt, Katie Matthews, Lela Tuthill Reynolds
Screenwriter(s): Annameekee Hesik
Producer(s): Sarah Olson
Editor(s): Erica Milsom
Print Source:
Dime Western Productions, LLC
Contact: Elizabeth Hesik