QUEERING THE SCRIPT

Director: Gabrielle Zilkha
Country: Canada, Running Time: 90 min
“I learned about myself through this show. I saw myself in this character,” explains an enthusiastic fan in QUEERING THE SCRIPT, a sparkling celebration of queer fangirls and the shows they love. Queerness on television has moved from subtext in series such as "Xena: Warrior Princess," to all-out multi season relationships between women, as seen on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Lost Girl," and "Carmilla." But things still aren’t perfect. In 2016, a record number of queer women died on fictional shows, which broke the hearts of queer fans and launched a successful fight for better, more diverse LGTBQ2S+ representation. Stars such as Ilene Chaiken, Stephanie Beatriz, Lucy Lawless and Angelica Ross join with the voices of numerous kickass fangirls in this fast- paced history of queer women’s representation of contemporary television.

Friday, August 23, 6:30 pm