Queering The Script
“Confidence is sexy, after all, and the time for waiting around for the larger world to take queer women’s stories and passions seriously is long gone.”
— The Hollywood Reporter
DATE: Saturday 14 March 2020
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
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Director Gabrielle Zilkha
Run Time 90min
Awards & Screenings Frameline, Outfest, Inside Out, Mardi Gras Film Festival
Source The Film Collaborative
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 LGBTIQA+ 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.
Queering The Script not only charts the evolution of queerness, but also demonstrates the extraordinary impact of activism on its many diverse fans, ensuring that they see themselves accurately portrayed on screen.