SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019 | 1:00 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
QUEER CASTING AND FANDOM PANEL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE FILM AT 2:45 PM
Canada | 2019 | 90 minutes | Gabrielle Zilkha | Seattle Premiere
From queer subtext in the ’90s to explicit girl-on-girl romances in the present day, QUEERING THE SCRIPT charts the history of television portrayals of queer women. Award-winning director Gabrielle Zilkha (STOP CALLING ME HONEY BUNNY) interviews the creators and stars, who are integral to queer representation, and the fangirls, whose enthusiasm and activism sustain it. Featuring conversations with Ilene Chaiken (The L Word) and Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), this documentary celebrates LGBTQ+ TV fandoms, while calling for increased visibility for all queer women (particularly women of color) and battling tired tropes.
QUEER CASTING AND FANDOM PANEL
Following the film QUEERING THE SCRIPT, stay for what is sure to be a lively panel discussion tackling queer casting in film and television. We will explore how fandom and queer casting connect. Should Hollywood cast only queer actors in queer roles? What does it mean to have fans as part of the conversation of storylines and casting? Be a part of the conversation as industry professionals parse this hot-button issue. The panel will be moderated by Jeremy Blacklow, director of media entertainment at GLAAD, and is co-presented by SAG-AFTRA.
QUEERING THE SCRIPT
Director: Gabrielle Zilkha
Running Time: 90 minutes
Producers: Stephanie Ouaknine, Alex House
Writer: Gabrielle Zilkha
Editor: Shelley Therrien
Music: Armen Bazarian