Queering the Script

Director: Gabrielle Zilkha
2019 | Canada, USA | 90m
GENRE: Arts & Literature | Discrimination | Documentary | Family Friendly | Lesbian | Queer | Transgender
SECTION: Documentary
Expected Guests: Director Gabrielle Zilkha, Producer Stephanie Ouaknine, Subject Angelica Ross

Queer nerd alert! Frameline alum Gabrielle Zilkha (Stop Calling Me Honey Bunny, Frameline38) takes us into the cosplay-wearing, fanfic-writing underbelly of queer fandoms. At conventions like ClexaCon, the largest multi-fandom LGBTQ+ event, fans geek out while connecting with like-minded folks. Queer fandoms are undeniably passionate when it comes to LGBTQ+ characters in film and television, but it doesn’t stop there. Queering the Script explores the influence they have in the slow but steady rise of LGBTQ+ characters in the media.

Engrossing interviews with figureheads from Autostraddle and GLAAD Media contextualize the history of queer women in popular media, while Pose actress Angelica Ross, The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken, and Xena: Warrior Princess herself, Lucy Lawless, share their experiences with fans and how they’ve helped to reshape narratives to be queer inclusive. Queering the Script takes a fun and forthright look at the importance of queer representation in mass media and the undeniable influence of LGBTQ+ fandoms on the shows we watch.

— DOMINIQUE ONEIL

Followed by a free panel discussion, "Queer That Script! How Fandom Is Shaping Television” Saturday June 22 · approx. 5:30 pm · Victoria Theatre

Queering the Script is a recipient of a Frameline Completion Fund Grant.

SPONSORED BY
Gilead Sciences

CO-PRESENTED BY
San Francisco Documentary Film Festival

  • Premiere Status: International