Director: Ira Sachs
Performing gender and reframing the fictional/ factual film debate, Lady is an intriguing blend of 70s-style mockumentary and confessional melodrama. Is the Lady of the title a woman playing a man playing a woman, or more specifically, a lesbian playing a gay man playing a heterosexual woman? This intended ambiguity invites the audience to question the very parameters of sexuality, desire and notions of femininity. Camp? Queer? Confronting? Or simply confusing the issues? Decide for yourself.