The feature documentary, A Girl and A Gun, shows the female perspective on an object whose history is deeply bound to men and masculinity. The classic Hollywood portrayals of pistol packin’ mamas, tomboy sharp shooters, sexually twisted femme fatales, and high-heeled, cold-blooded assassins are caricatures. In truth, the typical woman who hangs out at rifle ranges and keeps ammo in her purse is the girl-next-door, the single mom, a hard working sister or aunt. Maybe she’s a realist or has learned tough lessons from life; either way, she cares about her personal safety and may even find salvation, comfort or something satisfying in possessing a gun.
Breaking through stereotypes, A Girl and A Gun reveals America’s diverse and far-ranging female gun community. It depicts how this community is portrayed by the media and targeted by the gun industry; and shows, through personal stories, how guns change women’s lives. The intimate and graphic portrayals in A Girl and A Gun are of women who’ve carved themselves a home in the gun community, but their personal journeys in one way or another reflect the same issues every woman faces today.
2012 / HD / Color / 16:9 (1.78:1) / 5.1 Surround / 76 min
Directed by: Cathryne Czubek
Written by: Cathryne Czubek, Amanda Hughes
Produced by: Cathryne Czubek, Jessica Wolfson
Edited by: Amanda Hughes
Original Music by: Andrew Hollander
Original Songs by: Julia Haltigan
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