Over Pride Month, we here at /bent are partnering with SnagFilms to offer you six free, fantastic LGBT films — and help out our LGBT sisters and brothers in the process. We’ll be sharing some of SnagFilms’ great LGBT content (which you can watch here too), and for every time you follow @thebentblog and retweet this tweet, we’ll donate 10 cents to The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people. And on top of that we’ll donate an additional $1,000 if the films collectively get 50,000 streams.
The second film in the series (check out the first — “Silverlake Life” — here) is Erin Davies’ lovely 2009 documentary “Fagbug.” Fagbug is, literally a Volkswagen New Beetle owned Davies who, in response to graffiti on her car (“fag” and “u r gay” were spray painted on it because she had a rainbow sticker), embarked on a trans-American road trip to raise awareness of LGBT rights — and turned it into a film. The 55,000 mile journey through 41 U.S. states saw her interview 536 people and spoke out against hate crimes. It’s a moving snapshot of views on LGBT people across America, with Davies certainly an inspiration to us all.
Watch the film below: