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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Queering the Script’
December 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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 LGBTQ2S+ 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.
Directed by Gabrielle Zilkha; documentary; English; 85 minutes, USA, 2019. A discussion with Zilkha will follow. W, LGBTQ, POC, SJ
Co-presented with the Boston Women’s Film Festival, Boston Jewish Film, the Boston Underground Film Festival, and Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival.
Films and discussions are screened via Cinesend. See How to Access Screenings to attend.