Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

By Unknown

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2021-06-01
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Director: Unknown
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99


With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. AHEAD OF THE CURVE tracks the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early '90s to the present day through the story of Franco's founding of Curve magazine. Decades later, in the wake of a disabling injury, Franco learns that Curve will fold within the year and questions the relevance of the magazine in the face of accelerating threats to LGBTQ+ community. To forge a path forward, Franco reaches out to women working in today's queer spaces to understand what queer women need today and how Curve can continue to serve the community.




  • The definitive Lesbian documentary

    By Deltoid3030
    A celebratory doc that covers a lot of ground from the early days to present. Franco Stevens is a magnetic subject, love her! A few unexpected twists keeps the story engaging. Must see!
  • Essential Pride Viewing

    By QueerX
    If you haven’t heard of Franco Stevens or Curve Magazine, this doc is a must-see! Know your queer women/lesbian history!
  • Inspiring and fun!

    By karina ry
    Ahead of the Curve is about a bold woman who started a wildly impactful lesbian magazine. The film includes wonderful 90s nostalgia and a thoughtful exploration of the future of lesbian visibility. I crave stories like this - women charting their own path and carving out space to make this world more inclusive!
  • Incredible! Full of life!

    By steinbeckfan