Cinderella, Interrupted

Growing up in a small Midwestern town in the 1980s and 90s, lesbians were mythical creatures found on Cinemax and in tabloids. There was no way that *I* could be one. I liked fairy tales and romantic comedies. I wasn’t a villain (that I knew of). I didn’t even live in a city.

Then, Ellen came out on ABC.

Featuring interviews with academics, actors, and, most importantly, viewers on whom media had a powerful impact, Cinderella, Interrupted tells a story of representation – how much it matters, the effect it has on us, the worlds that it can open, and the ones it has tried to close.

  • Riley LaShea
  • Riley LaShea
  • Riley LaShea
  • Shawna Newman
  • Eden Riegel
    Appearances by
    All My Children
  • Joanne Kelly
    Appearances by
    Warehouse 13
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson
    Appearances by
    All My Children
  • Rachel Skarsten
    Appearances by
    Lost Girl
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    1 hour 5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Riley LaShea

Riley LaShea is an author, filmmaker, and explorer.

Born and raised in Southeastern Ohio, she has lived in multiple states in the U.S. and currently resides in Amsterdam.

She likes benches, trees, and raging against the patriarchy.

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