Join Saraband at Rio Cinema to celebrate their launch of new essay anthology It Came From the Closet: Queer reflections on horror.
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Queer Reflections on Horror: JENNIFER’S BODY dir Karyn Kusama, 2009 + Book launch/Q&A with editor Joe Vallese & author Kirsty Logan at Rio Cinema (08 JUN 20:30).
Join Saraband at the Rio to celebrate all things queer and all things horror as they launch new essay anthology It Came From the Closet: Queer reflections on horror. The event will feature a screening of JENNIFER’S BODY followed by a Q&A and book signing with editor Joe Vallese who will be visiting from New York, and contributing author Kirsty Logan.
The relationship between horror films and the LGBTQ+ community? It’s complicated. Haunted houses, forbidden desires and the monstrous can have striking resonance for those who’ve been marginalised. But the genre’s murky history of an alarmingly heterosexual male gaze, queer-coded villains and sometimes blatant homophobia, is impossible to overlook.
Edited by Joe Vallese, and with contributions by writers including Kirsty Logan and Carmen Maria Machado, the essays in It Came from the Closet bring the particulars of the writers’ own experiences, whether in relation to gender, sexuality, or both, to their unique interpretations.
Recently reclaimed as a feminist, queer cult classic, JENNIFER’S BODY is a ridiculously fun, satirical horror with a whip-smart script. ‘Babe’ Jennifer and her ‘dork’ best-friend Needy have a difficult friendship that’s further disrupted when a demon takes possession of Jennifer, and she starts killing the boys at their school.
Saraband presents Queer Reflections on Horror + JENNIFER’S BODY at Rio Cinema (08 JUN 2023).
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