Film with Pride Launches Dirty Thoughts Season

Film with Pride launches its 2019 programme with Dirty Thoughts, a season of films presented by active members of the LGBT community who will share the films they credit as their sexual awakening as a young queer person.

Co-ordinated by Caitlin Whittle, each film screening will be followed by an opportunity for the audience and panelists to enter an open discussion about the sort of media that helps to shape LGBT+ identities during the self discovery of their childhood and teenage years.

Our panelists include Liverpool artist and musician, Esme Grace Brown, singer and performer, Zena “Zee” Davine, performance artist, Kevin Le Grand and performer Gez Mez.

Joan Burnett, Programmer for Film with Pride , said: “Our panelists’ film choices, diverse backgrounds and personal experiences are set to provoke plenty of lively discussion during our Dirty Thoughts season.

“Our film nights are open to everyone and also provide a place for a diverse range of LGBT+ people to share experiences and relate to one another through a shared interest in film – we can’t wait to kick off the 2019 programme this month.”

John Bird, Co-Chair of LCR Pride Foundation added: “The Dirty Thoughts season explores queer identities and how they are formed. It is set to be a thought provoking start to our 2019 programme, linking perfectly to this year’s theme Come As You Are, which is centred on identity and what it means to LGBT+ in the city region and across the globe.

Dirty Thoughts is just the start of our exciting 2019 theatre programme, with more carefully curated cinema planned for the rest of the year.”

Image created by Zena “Zee” Davine

Film with Pride : Dirty Thoughts

25 February 2019, 6:30pm
Cruel Intentions (15), 1999
Director: Roger Kumble
Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon

The American update of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, set in the teen sex hotbed of high school. Cruel Intentions will be introduced by Gez “Mez” Mercer and followed by a chance to debate the queer significance of the film and its personal meanings for Gez.

Gez Mez is a born and raised scouse artist. After training in music and theatre, he has found a career in dance and performance, appearing at queer nights in Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and London. His most recent show is with the artist Scottee in their touring show Fat Blokes. Gez’s grunge musical Americana is set to debut in London in September 2019.

25 March 2019, 6:30pm
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15), 1975
Director: Jim Sharman
Starring: Richard O'Brien

An all time classic revisited and introduced by Kevin Le Grand. The screening will be followed by a debate about what this iconic film means to queer audiences far beyond the laughs.

Kevin Le Grand is one of the most conceptually challenging artists to date. After building a career performing in London for the past five years she has returned to reclaim Liverpool as her home and is thriving as a part of EAT ME + Preach, Liverpool’s only drag dinner cabaret.

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