Baby, You Are My Religion

What was life like for gay women living in California in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s?  This feature-length documentary, sparked by the research of humanities scholar, Dr. Marie Cartier and sponsored by The Center Long Beach, POWER UP Films, The Chaemira Project, will document Southern California’s post WWII lesbian community, examining the central role played by bars in the formation of culture and community. Public screening at campuses, museums, and film festivals will be accompanied by development of an interactive website to house the film and make additional materials and resources available to the public and researchers.



Real Live Lesbian Pulp

The HomoFiles: Real Life Lesbian Pulp with Dr. Marie Cartier is an award-winning interview program on West Hollywood Public Access‎ that began airing Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 7 pm. The HomoFiles 30-minute talk show format featured interviews with women who called themselves gay, butch-femme, and/or lesbian and identified gay feelings and acted them in the 40s, 50s and 60s.