Queer Screens: Bruce LaBruce's 'The Misandrists'Film Mon 26 Mar 2018, 16:30 – 18:30
Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)
Queen's Building, University of Exeter, Queen's Drive
Exeter EX4 4QH
- Free – No need to book £0
Somewhere in Ger(wo)many ... A radical female ‘army of lovers’ is preparing itself for a final revolution. Women are discussing, campaigning, menstruating and pondering the decline of patriarchy, learning about single sex reproduction, and having sex. But then of all people a young soldier appears, seeking refuge at this feminist convent. This brings their strict superintendent on the scene and ‘Big Mother’ is not amused. But one question remains: is it possible to have equality in a corrupt system? Or will cocks need to roll first?!
As if Valerie Solanas had directed an episode of ‘Confessions of a Sixth Form Girl’, Bruce LaBruce’s latest piece of shenanigans revolves around a utopian world without men. The Canadian director and Berlinale's Teddy Award winner (for ""Pierrot Lunaire"") presents a merry, anarchic squad of protagonists; political slogans roll as easily off their tongues as religious acclamations. Their sermons are – naturally – rounded off with ‘A(wo)men’. Sarcastic, very funny – and as queer as it gets.
Part of Queer Screens, a series of LGBTQ+ films programmed and introduced by Dr Joao Florencio (Art History and Visual Culture).
Free entry. No booking necessary.