Queering The Script
Giving queer fandom a voice in the conversation about LGBTQ+ representation from Xena to The L Word to Pose, Queering the Script examines the rising power of the fans and audience shaping representation on TV, the relationship between fandom and activism, and what lies ahead for visibility and inclusiveness.
“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
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 onscreen.
Featuring: Lucy Lawless (Actor / Xena: Warrior Princess), Stephanie Beatriz (Actor / Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Ilene Chaiken (Producer/Director/Writer / The L Word, The Handmaid’s Tale) Angelica Ross (Actor / FX’s POSE), Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Actor / Wynonna Earp, The Carmilla Movie), Tanya Saracho (Producer/Writer / Vida), Gloria Calderón Kellett (Producer/Writer / One Day at a Time), Steven Canals (Creator, Pose), Riese Bernard (Co-founder/Editor in Chief, Autostraddle), Flourish Klink (Chief Research Officer, Chaotic Good Studios), Dana Piccoli (Pop culture critic and Managing Editor, Bella Media Channel)
- Director: Gabrielle Zilkha
- Producers: Steph Ouaknine, Alex House
- Executive Producers: Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Jay Bennett
Years of Production
Where to Watch:
• Outfest, Los Angeles, July 20 2019 BUY TICKETS
• Denver Film Festival Cinema Q, Denver, Colorado, July 17 2019
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