“You feel like you’re getting advice from your grandma… that is, if your grandma is a hell-raising, bar-brawling, womanizer.” - Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival


"With humor and a hip aesthetic, director Allison Khoury has created a charming portrait of the self-proclaimed “oldest living dyke in Minnesota,” who fought for LGBT rights (literally in some cases) her whole life, with the scars to prove the fight."  - Vivian Kleiman, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker


"A lively and poignant portrait of working-class lesbian life, revealed through the reminiscences of the feisty and endearing Dorothy Fairbairn (1933-2011), with engaging visual effects."  -   Estelle Freedman, Co-author, INTIMATE MATTERS: A HISTORY OF SEXUALITY IN AMERICA


“11 Life Lessons from an Awesome Old Dyke is a charming portrait of a woman who lived life on her own terms.  Sweet, funny, and visually vibrant, anyone with a pulse can learn about life from the lively, radical Dorothy. - Suzy Mae, Editor of SANDYtheZINE: Practicing the fine art of women supporting women.


"This short film gem is dazzling and long on love, wisdom and humor. An important dyke herstory that speaks to multiple generations, now and to come. Sexy too!"

- Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D. Ecosexual and Filmmaker