Hip Hop Dee 1985, The Untold Stories of Hip Hop

A young "Stud/Butch" identified woman who spirals onto a World farther from her own truth for success as a Hip Hop mogul.

  • Tina Cates
  • Tina Cates
  • Tina Cates
  • Dee played by Echo
    Key Cast
  • DJ, played by Dee Jae Supe
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 13, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Queer Women of Color Film Festival, Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Director Biography - Tina Cates

Tina Cates, Poet name Dyvacat, started writing in her teenage years which consisted of poetry and songs. She later began an online poetry group that pushed her into expanding her poetry onto the stage. She has performed her pieces for Sappho’s Return, Out Fest Film Festival, San Francisco Pride, The Found Theatre in Long Beach, Ca. and several other venues across Southern Ca., New York and in Sacramento where she currently resides. She has been published in several books and online magazines. She recently debut her short play from her short story called Collard Greens and Sugar Cane in Northern California.
She wrote Hip Hop Dee as a piece for the Outfest Film Festival Poetry event, and years later published the piece in her book Spoken Wordz. She was introduced to the Queer Women of Color Film Academy which encouraged her to fulfill her dreams in producing this film Hip Hop Dee 1985, The Untold Stories of Hip Hop!

She is the Author of Spoken Wordz and Kitty Kat Letters.

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Director Statement

I am grateful for the opportunity to share my work with you. I have so many more projects I want to share with the World!

Enjoy everyone!
Remember Be true to Yourself!