Like Other Girls Do
Like Other Girls Do is a film by Melissa Potter shot on location in Montenegro and Serbia.
Stana Cerović was born in a tiny village in Montenegro to a family without boys. She sacrificed marriage and children to dress and live like a man. Stana wishes to be remembered in the family graveyard as her father’s son. Yet hardly anyone lives in the village anymore, and there is no mason to carve Stana’s name in stone. In Belgrade, Serbia are five young women--a bus driver, drag king, student, printmaker, and graffiti artist. They reveal different ideas about sacrifice, personal choice, identity, joy, and remembrance. How will Stana be remembered in this new world?
U.S. premiere of Potter's film, Like Other Girls Do at the Reeling LGBT International Film Festival
Stana Cerović, the film subject poses with a photograph of herself dressed as a man. Photo: Melissa Hilliard Potter