“The sexuality of LGBTQ+ villains is often framed as central to their untrustworthiness and threat to society. But can we look past Hollywood’s broad strokes and find something that resonates with our own messy experiences? From Norman Bates and Tom Ripley to Catherine Deneuve’s bisexual vampire in The Hunger, we take a sympathetic look at our favourite queer baddies.”
Claire Biddles, Queer Villains
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.