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Reel Queer TeleParty: Disclosure
June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a virtual meeting of Reel Queer, cosponsored by the Arlington Council on Aging! We’re hosting a TeleParty (formerly known as Netflix Party) and will be watching the documentary Disclosure, produced by Laverne Cox and Amy Scholder & directed by Sam Feder. An optional Zoom discussion will follow. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or MShapiro-Ide@town.arlington.ma.us for meeting links.
“Disclosure is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives, including Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Mj Rodriguez, Jamie Clayton, and Chaz Bono, share their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments. Grappling with films like A Florida Enchantment (1914), Dog Day Afternoon, The Crying Game, and Boys Don’t Cry, and with shows like The Jeffersons, The L-Word, and Pose, they trace a history that is at once dehumanizing, yet also evolving, complex, and sometimes humorous. What emerges is a fascinating story of dynamic interplay between trans representation on screen, society’s beliefs, and the reality of trans lives.” This film is rated TV-MA and has a runtime of 1h 47min.