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Jodi Savitz is an independent documentary filmmaker and bartender based out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She grew up in Plantation, Fla., and was lucky to feel safe and supported enough to be open about her lesbian identity as a teenager. She came out to her family and friends when she was 14 years old and has been involved in LGBTQ activism ever since. Jodi graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in theater and gender studies and a passion for creating innovative and socially relevant work.

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The Problem With the '75 Percent of Lesbians Are Fat' Statistic

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 8:51 PM

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It is 8:15 a.m. on a Saturday morning, and I just spent no less than six hours completely consumed by statistical farce. My head is pounding, my eyes are burning, the air-conditioning seems unconscionably loud, and all I want to do is eat...

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I Dedicate This Video to All the Femme Lesbians Out There! Happy Pride, Ladies

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 7:52 PM

Girl on Girl is a documentary currently in production. It has gained popularity via its Facebook fan page, which has garnered over 180,000 fans in only a year.

Each week the page receives hundreds of letters from feminine lesbians worldwide who feel invisible. These raw and often emotional messages inspired...

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The Incredibly True Adventures of a Lesbian Bartender: That Time I Met a Homophobic Anti-Semite

(12) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 9:25 PM

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You would think that as a bartender myself, I'd know better than to chime in on a drunken man's arrogant rant. You would think I'd know that just shutting up and letting the dude talk nonsense would be the smarter, more mature, adult...

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Dear Kacey Musgraves, I Have a Big Lesbian Crush on You!

(4) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 5:13 PM

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After realizing that the "live" stream of the Grammys was not a live stream at all but a four-camera view of what wasn't happening onstage (aka a brilliant plot to get people to buy cable), I was left with a harrowing choice: bunny...

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The Incredibly True Adventure of a Lesbian Bartender in the Big Apple

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 5:49 AM

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I often wonder what it would be like to do it without the barrier. To greet people each night without the protection of my four foot tall, 20-foot long, L-shaped playpen.

I call it a playpen because it's not just a bar....

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We Have a Lot to Be Thankful For: Reflections by LGBTQ Friends, Community Leaders and Allies

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 6:53 PM

Thinking back to my days of classroom show-and-tell and hand-traced turkeys, I remember feeling an awesome sense of pride each year when I took my turn to share with the class what I was thankful for. I would stand out in front with my masterpiece and read a chicken-scratch list...

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What Straight People Think Lesbians Look Like (VIDEO)

(78) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 2:44 PM

It was one of the last days of summer-ish weather, and I, along with my awesome production assistants, decided to haul some equipment up to New York City's High Line to conduct a sort-of sociological experiment, Girl on Girl-style.

Our research question: How would unsuspecting passersby answer the...

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Blue Is the Warmest Color Delivers: A No-Frills Portrayal of Lesbian Sex in Queer Cinema

(16) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 9:00 AM

WARNING: This post contains sexually explicit content and adult language. Read on at your own discretion.

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After 179 minutes of languidly sinking into her chest, her fingers lingering midway down my thigh, I walked out of the theater knowing that the evening...

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My Neverending Coming-Out Story

(15) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 4:59 PM

My first memory of the word "lesbian" being used in my presence was when my mom chastised Anne Heche for her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres. We were walking out of a movie theater when she stopped to look at a poster for Six Days, Seven Nights. Given the movie's release...

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