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What's happening in HANDBAG world?

We've finally finished our film! It's been fifteen years since we first started filming, and in that time we've laughed, cried, consumed way too much champagne, and survived three crowd-funding campaigns to bring you our hard-working, funny, feminist and queer-as-fuck movie. We have loved every second of bringing the film to life, even in the miserable times when we weren't sure it would ever happen, and  we can't wait for you to see it as well!

HANDBAGS in the news

OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN WAS SUCCESSFUL!

Kickstarter.com

Published 16 October 2017

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HE BROKE MY HEART... HOW HEARTBREAK TURNED TO SUPPORT

www.dailymail.co.uk

Published 25 October 2017

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FROM BEARDS TO BEST FRIENDS...  IT'S TIME TO GIVE FAG HAGS THEIR HONOUR

The Conversation

Published October 4 2017

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OUR FAB FEMALE FRIENDS ON FILM

Sydney Star Observer

Published 20 March 2013

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'FAG HAG' DISSECTED IN NEW DOCUMENTARY

Gay Star News

Published March 21, 2013

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HANDBAGS MEET LA TALK RADIO AND SHEENA METAL

LA Talk Radio

Published 9 October 2017

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HANDBAG DOCO... WHEN A STRAIGHT WOMAN FALLS IN LOVE

www.news.com.au

Published 22 October 2017

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FAG HAGS HELP THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

Gay Star News

Published 22 September 2017

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NEW FILM DOCO SALUTES FAG HAGS

Same Same.com.au

Published 4 November 2012

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NATIONAL PITCH COMP A WAR ON WORDS

Film & Television Institue

Published 18 October 2012

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Notable Quotes and Reviews

"Monica Davidson is a third-generation fag hag: a straight female friend to gay men. Now, she’s on a mission to bring fag hags – or ‘handbags’, a term she prefers – out of the shadows. She’s already marched alongside a giant pink handbag in this year’s Mardi Gras parade, and now she’s making a funny, heartfelt documentary film about the fag hag experience."

- Star Observer

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"Handbag - Journey of a 3rd Generation Fag Hag, the doco, produced by Phoebe Hart, will delve into the “iconic relationship between gay men and straight women.”Monica Davidson is the face behind the leather clutch, preferring the term ‘handbag’, “partly because it’s gender neutral and partly because I consider myself to be a fabulous accessory.” Now with three children of her own, potentially the fourth generation of ‘handbags’ to come, Davidson can’t help but joke about how she became one of the most loved members of the queer community, “Has a memo gone around to the gay community that I’m someone you should be friends with?” With references to becoming an old cat lady and drinking herself to oblivion, it seems Davidson’s tale might be one to hold close to one’s side."

- Ryan Auberson-Walsh, Same Same​

 

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