Queering The Script d. Gabrielle Zilkha (filmmaker in attendance) 93min Canada 2019
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 on 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.
Featuring interviews with Lucy Lawless (Actor, “Xena: Warrior Princess”), Ilene Chaiken (Producer/Director/Writer, “The L Word”, “The Handmaid’s Tale”), Princess Weekes (Journalist, The Mary Sue), Gloria Calderón Kellett (Producer/Writer, “One Day at a Time”), Angelica Ross (Actor, FX’s “POSE”), Stephanie Beatriz (Actor, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, The Light of the Moon), and many more.
SPECIAL PROGRAMMING AWARD FOR FREEDOM (OUTFEST)
Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Gabrielle Zilkha moderated by Angela Fazekas.
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