“Some Girls Hate Dresses” is set for global streaming premiere on OUTtv on 4 January 2024

"Some Girls Hate Dresses" by Somina Fombo, the first recipient of The Iris Prize Documentary Film Finance Fund, is set for global streaming premiere on OUTtv on 4 January 2024, offering a nostalgic look into the black British tomboys from the 1990s.
Film Synopsis: A nostalgic look into the British tomboys from yesteryear told through the lens of the queer black women who wore the label with pride throughout the 1990s. This evocative short film delves into the nuances of identity, self-expression, and resilience, offering a unique perspective on the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexual orientation.  

The film is supported by the Iris Prize Documentary Film Finance Fund sponsored by Froot and Aberystwyth University.


Key Information:
  • Title: Some Girls Hate Dresses
  • Director: Somina Fombo
  • Producer: Alix Taylor-Searle
  • 4 January 2024: Live on streaming Release Platform: tv (UK/Ireland) and OUT.tv (US/Canada/Australia/New Zealand, South Africa)
  • 5 January 2024: Broadcast live on OUTtv Canada at 8.30pm and OUTtv South Africa 9.30pm

Director Somina Fombo:

"Some Girls Hate Dresses is a celebration of the black British tomboys who fearlessly challenged societal norms. Through this film, we aim to shed light on their stories, highlighting the strength and pride that characterised their experiences during the vibrant 1990s."


Mae "Some Girls Hate Dresses" gan Somina Fombo, derbynnydd cyntaf Cronfa Cyllid Ffilm Ddogfennol Gwobr Iris, ar fin cael ei darlledu am y tro cyntaf ar OUTtv ar 4 Ionawr 2024, gan gynnig golwg hiraethus ar y tomboysPrydeinig du o'r 1990au.
Crynodeb y Ffilm: Golwg hiraethus ar y tomboys Prydeinig o’r dyddiau a fu a adroddir trwy lens y menywod du queer a wisgodd y label gyda balchder trwy gydol y 1990au. Mae'r ffilm fer atgofus hon yn ymchwilio i naws hunaniaeth, hunanfynegiant, a gwydnwch, gan gynnig persbectif unigryw ar groestoriad hil, rhywedd a chyfeiriadedd rhywiol. Cefnogir y ffilm gan Gronfa Cyllid Ffilm Ddogfennol Gwobr Iris a noddir gan Froot a Phrifysgol Aberystwyth.
Gwybodaeth allweddol:
  • Teitl: Some Girls Hate Dresses
  • Cyfarwyddwr: Somina Fombo
  • Cynhyrchydd: Alix Taylor-Searle
  • 4 Ionawr 2024: Yn fyw ar blatfform ffrydio: tv (DU/Iwerddon) a OUT.tv (UDA/Canada/Awstralia/Seland Newydd, De Affrica)
  • 5 Ionawr 2024: Darllediad byw ar OUTtv Canada am 8.30pm a OUTtv De Affrica 9.30pm

Y Cyfarwyddwr Somina Fombo: "Mae Some Girls Hate Dresses yn ddathliad o'r tomboys du Prydeinig a heriodd normau cymdeithasol yn ddi-ofn. Drwy'r ffilm hon, ein nod yw datgelu eu straeon, gan dynnu sylw at y cryfder a'r balchder a nodweddodd eu profiadau yn ystod y 1990au bywiog."