Freshly available this month on DVD and VOD from Wolfe Video, Jenni Olson's poetic lesbian film, The Royal Road explores an array of topics. A beautiful cinematic essay set against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes, the film reflects on butch identity, nostalgia and Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.
"I will follow the royal road to her door," says Olson in her wistful but often funny butch soliloquy which tracks her pursuit of first one and then another unavailable woman.
11 years after her debut feature, Olson explores the legacy of Junípero Serra—and her own personal history.
The new documentary offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California set against its current urban landscape. read more
As a longtime champion of LGBT film over the past twenty-five years LGBT film critic and historian (and Queerty contributor) Jenni Olson has brought us such entertaining queer film history projects as the vintage gay movie trailer c...
Ready for a beautiful, haunting history lesson? Critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jenni Olson's new feature The Royal Road offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside ...