Part of Queer Qlassics
Wed, July 19 at 8:00pm: Introduction and spoken-word performance from film critic Jason Shawhan, paying tribute to artists like Karen Finley, David Wojnarowicz, Holly Hughes, John Fleck, Lydia Lunch, Tim Miller, and Jayne County, whose influence is reflected in the film | BUY TICKETS
A sensually fraught vision of the 1950s in which everyone is a gender theorist and semiotician, and everyone’s looks are perfect. Suse (Andrea Riseborough, with John Waters-heroine hair) and Arthur (Harry Melling) are newlyweds who witness a street-gang attack — but before you can say Scorpio Rising, it seems The Young Gents (that’s the gang) awaken some feelings in the couple. Suse finds herself drawn to hand-to-hand violence, while Arthur is taken by Teddy (Karl Glusman), the leader of The Young Gents and a captivator of all the desires. A seductive platter of violent personal revolution — a charcuterie of smoked, grilled and cubed parental and societal expectations accompanied by sweet and savory sensualities built on possibilities.
“This movie is like somebody spiked the punchbowl at the poodle-skirt soiree... A boot-scuffed love-story of tender hearts pricked by barbed wire and slicked back hair crying ten thousand tears.” —Jason Adams, My New Plaid Pants “It’s a relief to be spoken to with such complexity and humor, it’s a relief to watch intelligent art with this level of queer creativity.” —Drew Burnett Gregory, Autostraddle