This is exciting news. I’ve been approached by the Queer Screen - Mardi Gras Film Festival 2020 organisers to alert you to the documentary “Queering The Script” that features Lucy and Xenites in full cry at the Xenite Retreat will be shown in Australia as part of the Queer Screen - Mardi Gras Film Festival 2020. The doco will be shown at the Dendy Theatre in Newtown, NSW on February 15! You can buy tickets here
Dust off your chakrams, put away your Jenny Schecter piñata and brush up on your Buffy trivia because Queering the Script is about to take you on a trip down nostalgia lane, through the annals of queer female representation in contemporary television, to showcase the power of LGBTIQ+ fandoms in the media at large.
Centering around ClexaCon (the largest LGBTIQ+ multi-fandom convention in the world), we hear from Xena: Warrior Princess herself, Lucy Lawless; The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken, writers behind shows like Riverdale and The 100, pop-culture and media history experts and figureheads from Autostraddle and GLAAD Media, as well as devoted female fans.
Queering the Script successfully collates an astonishing amount of research and footage to chart the evolution of intersectional queerness on screen and demonstrate the impact of fandoms on the media landscape and their ongoing commitment to creating change and demanding better representation.
Join us after the screening for The Power of Queer Fandom, a panel discussion featuring Danielle Jablonski, Co-Owner and Executive Director of ClexaCon, with other special guests who will explore the influence that queer female fandoms have had on shaping accurate character portrayals.
"An affecting look at geekdom and the way that affection for fictional characters can bring people together and help them to assert themselves in the wider world" - Eye for Film