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This short documentary film is about Sexitude, a body-positive, sex-positive, age-positive dance class in San Francisco created by D’Arcy Drollinger. The participants in the class represent all shapes, sizes, genders, sexual orientations, and fitness levels, and definitely know how to werk a look in neon spandex, fishnet stockings, and gold booty shorts.

This short documentary film is about Sexitude, a body-positive, sex-positive, age-positive dance class in San Francisco created by D’Arcy Drollinger. The participants in the class represent all shapes, sizes, genders, sexual orientations, and fitness levels, and definitely know how to werk a look in neon spandex, fishnet stockings, and gold booty shorts.

ABOUT

Be Fabulous, First Stop: Sexitude is a short film about finding self-confidence, fierceness, and spandex in a dance class. Sexitude is a body-positive, sex-positive, age-positive dance class in San Francisco created by D’Arcy Drollinger. The participants in the class come in all shapes, sizes, genders, sexual orientations, and fitness levels, and definitely know how to werk a look in neon spandex, fishnet stockings, and gold booty shorts.

Although the class is a physical workout, what is more significant and exceptional about Sexitude is the way the class has invoked personal transformations. Participants have overcome body image issues, grown more confident, developed strong friendships, and challenged themselves to overcome insecurities. What D’Arcy has created is unique and inspiring. I started going to the class at a time when I need a distraction and to fill space, and I noticed that I started to feel a bit more confident and cared a little less about what others thought or how ridiculously uncoordinated I looked. I was having fun, being a little bit silly, and getting out of my comfort zone.

This short story of community and personal transformations is told through interviews with D’Arcy and three Sexitude dancers, Linden, Jimmy, and Beth. D’Arcy, is a well known performer and producer in the drag community, and a person who has been influential in the creative pursuits of a lot of the Sexitude dancers and within the gay community in general. In addition to this class, he is co-owner of Oasis, a new, very successful grad bar in the SOMA district of San Francisco. The details of opening a bar in the current landscape of San Francisco, when rents are outrageous and cookie-cuter establishments are replacing the character of the city, support D’Arcy’s message of taking risks, stepping out of comfort zone, and being your most fabulous self. Oasis servers as an extension of the Sexitude class, strengthening the community that D’Arcy has built through dance.

The film premiered at  the 2016 Frameline Film Festival as part of the shorts program, Only in San Francisco. Awarded Best Student Short 2016 San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Official selection 2016 CMG Short Film Festival, and 2016 Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

CAST AND CREW

MEGHAN RYAN Director / Producer / Editor

Meghan is a designer, project manager, and aspiring filmmaker. Currently working as the Publications Manager at 826 Valencia, she is often engrossed in fantastic stories of pizza planets, magical winged creatures, and the power of bok choy, as dreamed up by San Francisco’s young writers.

 
 

D’ARCY DROLLINGER Sexitude Founder

D’Arcy is the creator of Sexitude™, the body-positive, age-positive, sex-positive dance experience based in San Francisco. D’Arcy is also co-owner and Artistic Director of OASIS, San Francisco’s newest nightclub / cabaret, producer of several drag shows, and currently working on a film production.
 
 

LINDEN CADY Sexitude Dancer / Instructor

Linden is a mainstay in the Sexitude community, performing regularly with the Sexitude dancers, and teaching a class at Dance Mission. Additionally, Linden can be found in many drag performance at Oasis and around San Francisco.

 
 
 

ELISABETH MILES Sexitude Dancer

After one class, Beth was hooked and now performs often with the Sexitude dancers at Oasis, Pride celebrations, and various events around the Bay Area.

 
 
 
 

JIMMY MOORE Sexitude Dancer

Jimmy has become a frequent Sexitude performer, and has really upped his outfit game since his first class with D’Arcy. You can find Jimmy performing at Oasis or producing and performing in Drunk Broadway.

SCREENINGS

SF IndieFest

February 2-16, 2017

Screens Saturday, February 4, 12:30 PM + Mon, Feb 6, 7:15 PM

Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA

 

CMG Short Film Festival

September 24–25, 2016

Screened Saturday, September 24, 2016

West Hollywood City Council Chambers, West Hollywood, CA

 

Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

October 13–16, 2016

Screened Sunday, October 16

Crest Theatre, Sacramento

 

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

October 20–23, 2016

Screened Sunday, October 23

Brava Theater Center, San Francisco

 

Frameline International Film Festival

June 16–26, 2016

Screened June 20, 2016

Victoria Theater, San Francisco