One Leg In, One Leg Out was awarded Best Documentary Short qualifying it for the Oscars. For a list of the winners visit: http://www.awardsdaily.com/2018/09/27/la-film-festival-announces-its-2018-winners/
Director Lisa Rideout sits down with POV magazine to chat Take a Walk on the Wildside.
"We had to cut two people. I wanted to show diversity in the film since Paddy’s clientele is so diverse, but the two people who were cut from the film were people of colour. That was quite hard for me. I’m very aware of the critique [of needing representation in a doc] because you don’t want to show only one portion of the community"
"In the meantime, Rideout hopes that her short helps audiences recognize that human connection and community are still important, and that it demystifies and humanizes cross-dressers and shows off their individuality. “A cross-dresser is anyone. It could be a family member, a friend. And they do it for a variety of reasons, because they are humans.”
"I just wish that all the footage that must be on the cutting room floor could be used to expand Take A Walk On The Wildside into the larger piece that it longs to transform into".
Director and co-producer of Take a Walk on the Wildside, does interview with She Does the City.
"Even though the store had been a pillar in the cross-dressing community for the last thirty years, it seemed many people outside of the community did not know about it. That really solidified my interest in pursuing the film and bringing the story of Wildside to a larger audience"
"Take a Walk on the Wildside is a touching short film that gives viewers an intimate look into the unique business of Paddy Aldridge, as well as allowing us to get a little understanding into the ways in which her store has been a place for men to feel safe about their choices"