Anti-Villains: In Defence of the Heathers

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“Blunt, brutal, fashionable and framed for us to hate them. The three namesakes of Heathers do not deserve to shoulder the blame for the social structures Veronica and problematic fav JD fight again, there is a bigger villain at work here; the patriarchy. Taking a chainsaw to the assumption ‘plastics’ are at fault for all on screen teen highs school problems we examine how young, socially secure women are wrongfully villainised.”

Megan Mitchell, In Defence of the Heathers

If you’re tired of Rebel Heroes, try an Anti-Villain! While Glasgow Film Festival 2018 celebrates the former, Physical Impossibility considers the latter – the love-to-hate them, so-bad-they’re-good, well-meaning scum of the cinematic earth. They’re the charismatic antidote to the basic brave. They’re the pitiable something-to-proves versus the got-it-all-worked outs. They’re the misunderstood altruists working towards the greater good, defeated by the short-sighted smart-arses. And they’re any time Alan Rickman wears a beard. Join Physical Impossibility’s cadre of experts as they discuss all the times you wish the good guys had lost.


Anti-Villains, 6.30pm 22/02/18 at CCA Glasgow. This event will be BSL-interpreted.

This is a free but ticketed show. Free tickets will only be available on the day from the venue where the event is taking place, when the CCA box office opens. First come, first served (maximum 2 tickets per person).

Keep up-to-date with the Anti-Villains Facebook event here.

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