Crofton Library Film Series: Queer Representation in Hollywood Films

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Crofton Library Queer Film Series 

Since its inception Hollywood has attempted to include representation of queer identities. Sometimes the representation has been inaccurate and harmful, and sometimes it has been empowering and life affirming. Join us as we explore the different ways queer communities have been represented throughout the history of Hollywood cinema. 

Each week we will analyze a different Hollywood film from different decades and the way they represented queer individuals. We’ll begin with an intro about the film’s production, director, stars, and its cultural impact on queer and non-queer cinema, then we’ll watch the film and finish off with a group discussion about our reactions. 


All About Eve (1950) 

Written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, All About Eve was originally coded as a Cold War era cautionary tale about lesbians undermining and destabilizing the heteronormative structure of society. The film follows aging Broadway star Margo Channing and her obsessed fan Eve Harrington who would do anything it takes to become Margo. Since its release this film has been reclaimed by the queer community as a wonderful examination of the effects of repressed desire. Giving us famous lines such as “Buckle up your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.”  With Oscar winning performances, All About Eve is a must-see classic.  

138min. Not Rated 

American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters are available for library-sponsored programs. For more information or to schedule an interpreter, complete this request form no later than one week prior to the event date.

Tenemos disponible un servicio de intérpretes de lenguaje de señas americano para todos los programas patrocinados por la biblioteca. Para más información, o para solicitar un intérprete, complete este formulario de solicitud con un mínimo de una semana de antelación respecto a la fecha del evento.