Queer Screens

 Bruce LaBruce's 'The Misandrists'

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LT1 - Queen's Building, Queen's Drive

26th March 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Running time: 91 min

Age: 18+

Screening of Bruce LaBruce's 2017 film

Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)
Queens Building
University of Exeter
Queens Drive

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.

Contact: j.florencio@exeter.ac.uk