18 documentaries about crime and the criminal justice system you can find on Netflix streaming or Amazon and watch while you sit on your couch or chair or bed or wherever it is that you like to sit.
“I know that our story is the story of so many others, and I want those people to know that they’re not alone, and that they do have the right to fight back.”
If you’d like to spend the day learning about Sharks and outer space and wildlife on Netflix, then boy oh boy are you in for a treat!
Hey Miami, wondering what you should be doing tonight? It involves Audre Lorde, open mic, and Stand Tall, Autostraddle’s very favorite (lesbian-owned!) wine company. And if that’s not enough to convince ya, know that it was put together by a local Straddler!
What can we stand to learn from a self-described ‘misfit’ living in rural Louisiana in the 1950s?
“At the end of the day, they just want to be heard.”
Vanessa’s Team Pick: In which Vanessa has a lot of feelings about a short documentary about female cabbies in New York City.
“For queer women, clothing is about much more than what you’re wearing. Clothing allows us to create an identity for ourselves—and to control how other people view us and consider us.”
“Sports aren’t just about empowering women to change their surroundings. They’re also about changing the ways in which women are viewed in their surroundings.”
They’re hoping to feature people “from all walks of life,” which means they could be looking for Y-O-U!
“I think the one thing that really sticks with me from my childhood is that I felt very alone–I felt like no one else’s family was like mine, so I just sequestered that part of my life and didn’t talk about it with my friends or acquaintances.”
“First of all, a “pitstache” is a patch of hair under ones arm. Like “moustache” only in a different location.”
“Because it’s rated R, the kids that are being bullied — and the bullies also — can’t see this movie,”
Films on this list star actors such as Lili Taylor, David Bowie, Cookie Monster, Will Smith and Shane.
Twins who can harmonize and also wear a mean mustache.
” I did not feel one with the human race in that moment. That was the moment it had a direct effect on me & my rights – that is when I decided to make this documentary.”
3.3 million people are affected with HIV worldwide. Today is their day.
“Man, we gotta stop bitchin’ about this and start BITCHIN’ about this!”
Katrina’s Team Pick: Something cool, but even cooler if you’re in Washington, DC.
Maybe you’ve heard about the McCarthy-era Red Scare. But how about The Lavender Scare, “a vicious and vehement purge of homosexuals which lasted longer and ruined many more lives”?