A charged voyeuristic dynamic develops as two couples wait for a train to take them to some unknown destination. The travel in question turns out to be along the axis of sexuality and gender, the seen and the unseen, the desired and the feared. 1996, 12 min, 16mm

“Leder’s film observes the small details of couplehood with a keen eye, a wonderful ear (her sound design is hauntingly beautiful), and a refreshing emotional subtlety.” Jenni Olson (PopcornQ Website)

“Strait is one of the most interesting short films I’ve seen this year. Leder has a good eye and some smart ideas which a lot of gay or lesbian filmmakers don’t have or don’t cultivate.” Matthew Cibellis (programmer, Reel Affirmations Festival)


Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, 1998
Body of Art-New York City, 1996
Feminale Festival of Lesbian Film-Berlin, 1998
Montreal Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 1998
New York Expo of Short Film & Video (Jury Award), 1996
Northampton Film Festival, 1996
Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 1998
Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film/Video Festival, 1998
San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 1998
Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – Three Dollar Bill Cinema , 1998
Washington DC – Reel Affirmations, 1997
Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival, 1997