Film Reviews, Interviews

“(My Aunt Mame’s) playfulness in its composition juxtaposes its seriousness in content, mirroring the director’s experience of caring for a family member while filming the piece.”

SQIFF Shorts: Defiant DykesGlasgow University Magazine. Scotland, October 2017

“Over the past twenty years Mahan has developed a body of work exposing the absurdity of man-made barriers to human movement, happiness, and social access.”

— “The Women of Over 50 Film Festival.” Curve Magazine. USA, August 2017

My Aunt Mame is a funny/sad dramatization of a woman’s childhood…told through Fisher-Price people in homemade sets.”

Telling Working Class Stories: Krissy Mahan, SQIFF Blog. Scotland, September, 2017

“A story touching on healthcare politics & culture.  This was beautiful.”

— 2017 Reviews, Planet 9 Film Festival. USA, September, 2017

“So brilliantly hilarious!”

Toronto Queer Film Festival on Facebook October 30, 2018

“Keep making films, Krissy. The community wants to see more from you!”

Dyke Drama Film Fest on Facebook, 29 May 2018.

“Thank you for submitting your film. The audience laughed a lot during the comedic moments!”

SpliceFilmFest on Twitter, 11 June 2018.

“This Carol parody is a simple yet spectacular class analysis of the desire in Todd Haynes’ already iconic Carol, using DIY techniques and Fisher Price toys to recreate the modern queer classic.”

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2017, Krissy Mahan: CarolThe New Current. UK, November 2017

“…this one isn’t *shy.* Good luck with this, dykeumentary.”

— Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy on Twitter, September 2016


LGBTQ Review (UK), October 2017

Live Interview with Krissy Mahan on London Live Television, UK, August 2015


Appearances on Film

Des!re, Film, 2017
Director: Campbell X

When I Knew, TV Film, 2008.
Dir: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato


Academic Press

Traumatic Utopias: Holding Hope in Bridgforth’s love conjure/blues,” Alison Reed. Text and Performance Quarterly Volume 35(2-3)  July 2015

Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies, ed. Mary L. Gray, Colin R. Johnson, Brian J. Gilley. NYU Press, 2015 (pp 174-177)

On Children’s Literature and the (Im)Possibility of It Gets Better, ed. Merritt Mason. ESC: English Studies in Canada, Volume 38, Issue 3-4, September/December 2012. (pp. 91-95)

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, an Creating A Life Worth Living, ed. Dan Savage and Terry Miller. Dutton, 2011, pp. 71-73).


Published Essays

Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia and the Austin Project, ed. Omi Osun Joni L Jones, Lisa L. Moore, and Sharon Bridgforth (University of Texas Press, 2010, pp.106-109).

That Takes Ovaries: Bold Females And Their Brazen Acts, ed. Rivka Solomon (Three Rivers Press, 2002, pp.152-153).

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