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No Fats, No Femmes Documentary
A feature length documentary about desire and body image.
jamal lewis
Brooklyn, United States
$17,384 USD raised by 549 backers
87% of $20,000 
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My name is Jamal Lewis and I am the writer and director of No Fats, No Femmes, a feature-length documentary about desire. I’m a cultural worker, performance artist, and freedom fighter living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, hailing from Atlanta. My work examines identity formation, uglinesss, desire(ability), race, class, gender, and sexuality through a Black, queer, feminist, and abolitionist lens.

No Fats, No Femmes interrogates and explores desire and the ways in which it is deeply informed by media, pop culture, and capitalism through interviews, archival research, and performance. The film critically engages the phrase “no fats, no femmes,” which is popularly used on queer social networking/dating sites to describe one’s dating preferences, through the personal narrative(s) of 5 Black and Brown gender-non-conforming, queer, trans, fat, femme, and disabled people.

No Fats, No Femmes is critically important because it offers a profound perspective regarding issues of race, fatness, and desirability that has been deliberately silenced. The film is in the early stages of development and pre-production and desperately need funding and resources for equipment, crew, travel, and personnel costs and expenses. 

  1. 50% of funding will cover production: camera equipment, sound, lighting 
  2. 25% will cover crew: directors of photography and audio 
  3. 15% will cover travel costs for producer, director of photography and audio
  4. 10% will cover personnel expenses 

Below is the intro for the film -- a performance piece using Mark Aguhar’s “A Litany for My Heavenly Brown Body." It sets the tone, through performance, and is a taste of what to expect when the film is finished.

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No Fats, No Femmes Poster
Signed museum-quality print of original painting created in collaboration with Micah Bazant in December 2015 exclusively for No Fats No Femmes. 8x8" image printed with archival pigment inks on 12x12" 100% cotton rag paper.
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Original watercolor and ink painting printed on 4x4" vinyl stickers. Collaboration between Jamal T Lewis and Micah Bazant exclusively for No Fats No Femmes. Portrait of Jamal with text reading "blessed am I who is fat, femme and cunty as fuck."
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No Fats, No Femmes Poster
Signed museum-quality print of original painting created in collaboration with Micah Bazant in December 2015 exclusively for No Fats No Femmes. 8x8" image printed with archival pigment inks on 12x12" 100% cotton rag paper.
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USD
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Handwritten Thank You Note
Funders of this perk will receive a personalized, handwritten Thank You note from the filmmaker.
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$1000
USD
Thank You on Screen
Funders of this perk will receive a THANK YOU on screen and from the producers!
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Special Screening and Q&A
Funders of this perk will have the chance to host a special screening of No Fats, No Femmes followed by a talkback and Q&A session in their respective city/location.
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Associate Producer Title
You want to see this film made as much as we do and you have the desire to see your name credited for something important. For $10,000 you shall have an Associate Producer title on the No Fats, No Femmes documentary credits.
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NFNF Vinyl Sticker
Original watercolor and ink painting printed on 4x4" vinyl stickers. Collaboration between Jamal T Lewis and Micah Bazant exclusively for No Fats No Femmes. Portrait of Jamal with text reading "blessed am I who is fat, femme and cunty as fuck."
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