dir. Bruce LaBruce / Germany 2017 / 91“
The latest from queer cinema’s enfant terrible Bruce LaBruce, The Misandrists is a bold tale of radical lesbian separatists who dream of overthrowing the patriarchy and ushering in a new female world order. The Female Liberation Army (FLA) hide out in rural Gerwomany under the tutelage of the formidable Big Mother (Bruce LaBruce regular, Susanne Sachsse). Posing as a convent school for wayward girls, they plot revolution in the classroom and entertain themselves with each other’s company. But when a young man — a leftist activist injured whilst eluding capture by the police — accidentally stumbles upon the group, his arrival sets in motion events which test the FLA’s radical brand of feminism and cohesion as a community.
Since the film’s world premiere at this year’s Berlinale, it has ignited explosive debate wherever it has screened. The screening will be followed by a moderated discussion and a chance for the Fringe! audience to share their views and reactions to the film.
Please note: depiction of violence and real surgical operations, discussion of sexual assault.