Sex, Politics and Sticky Rice
2014, 8:20 minutes

single-channel digital video with sound;

Protests, potlucks, and three-ways are just the “tip of the rice bowl” for five out Asian American lesbians recounting their adventures in sex, love, and queer activism in the San Francisco Bay Area since the 1980s.

Award
Best Short Documentary, Honorable Mention, Asians on Film, 2014

Screenings
CAFILM Bay Area Queer Shorts, San Rafael, 2023;

Marseille Underground Film & Music Festival, 2023;
Queer City Cinema Film Festival, Regina, Canada, 2018;
North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2018;
Frameline Voices, San Francisco, 2017;
Who’s Your Dandy? Edinburgh, 2017;
CAAMFest Members Screening, San Francisco 2017;
Old Lesbians of Color Film Series, San Francisco 2017;
Best of CAAMFest Showcase Screening, San Francisco, 2017;
Alphawood Gallery, Chicago, 2017;
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2015;
Videoqueer Florence Queer Festival, Florence, Italy, 2015;
NewFest: The NYC LGBT Film Festival, 2015;
33rd Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, Chicago, 2015;
CMG Short Film Festival, West Hollywood, 2015;
Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, 2015;
Frameline39: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, 2015;
27th Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project Film Festival, 2015;
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2015;
17th IWFFIS: Seoul’s International Women’s Film Festival, Seoul, 2015;
Outtakes: Queer Asian Cinema, San Francisco, 2015;
Outfest Fusion: LGBT People of Color Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2015;
CAAMFest 33, San Francisco, 2015;
Asians on Film, Los Angeles, 2014;

Press / Publications
Robert Handa, “Tina Takemoto from the film ‘Sex, Politics, and Sticky Rice,’” Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa, NBC Bay Area Proud (June 16, 2014), television broadcast