A little over a year ago, we did an interview with Campbell X whose Stud Life was in the making. Stud Life is now coming out now to a film festival near you and will have its (already sold out or “fully booked”) world premiere at BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and the North American premiere at Outfest Fusion. Touted as an homage to Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, Stud Life is about the friendship between a young black lesbian and young gay man. The trailer looks hot!
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Campbell X is a fierce and queer Black lesbian filmmaker who resides in the United Kingdom. She began filmmaking through the documentary and experimental route and is now finishing up her first narrative feature, Stud Life, a drama about an intense friendship between a lesbian and a gay man.
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Q: So let’s talk about how you started making films. How did it all begin?
I started out training to be a camera assistant then got a break for my first directing gig and that film was Ragga Gyal D’bout! The film is about Black women into dance hall music in spite of dance hall music being considered misogynistic. Continue reading
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