"MAD, BAD, AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW"
List of films
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Our schedule is subject to change due to availability of films from Film Distributors.
Our next season will offer you another exclusive selection of fantastic LGBTQ films which are either little known, or completely forgotten, or which have failed to get the attention they deserve. We are calling this season the "Evil Season: 'Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know'". After our roller-coaster Season Two, "Around the World in the 80s", we are traveling back in time to the 1940s, 50s and 60s (we will be stopping in 1968, the year Stonewall changed gay history). In Season Three, we are going to take a look at some gloriously gay films from Hollywood, made under heavy censorship but managing to tell amazing queer stories in exciting new ways. By contrast, we will also look at the freedom of European films of the period, talking about homosexuality with a mater-of-factness which is often shocking.
Our next ten screenings are "mad, bad, and dangerous to know". That's how Lord Byron was described by an ex-lover, and we are borrowing the tag for Season Three! The poet Byron, leading light of the Romantic movement in England and a hero of the Greek war of independence, was also famous for his sexual conquests, which did not discriminate between women and men. The writer Caroline Lamb —who after some resistance, succumbed to his charms— said of Byron that he was "mad, bad, and dangerous to know". Of course, the aura of danger and lawlessness, and the rumours of depravity, made Lord Byron all the more alluring. His 'wicked' side was officially disapproved of, but it turned him into a sex symbol...
All our films for Season Three have one thing in common: they deal with evil —evil gay,
lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and queer people, yes, but also with
the curse of internalised homophobia, and with the horrors of a society
that cant cope with black sheep. Some of our films have great gay
baddies, other films pretend to condemn us so they can publicize
gay culture, and others are about people who are dying for an
opportunity to be "bad". In short, in Season Three we will see some of
the lesser known but most intelligent portraits of gay people ever
created, we will laugh at society's boring obsession with normalcy, and
we will also celebrate evil. That's right, we will embrace the
"intrinsic evilness" that Mr Ratzinger finds so scary, and we will
celebrate it. Because, lets face it, it has been a blessing for many of
us — enriching our lives with excitement, fun, tenderness,
friendship... not to mention some truly fantastic films!
Evil Season. It'll be a thrill.
Dublin Film Qlub 2012
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