Giving queer fandom a voice in the conversation about LGBTQ+ representation, from Showtime’s The L Word to FX’s POSE, Queering the Script examines the rising power of the fans and audience shaping representation on TV, the relationship between fandom and activism, and what lies ahead for visibility and inclusiveness.
Q&A with editor Shelley Therrien to follow screening.
Gabrielle Zilkha is an award-winning director and producer with experience in documentary, scripted and interactive content. Most recently, Gabrielle directed the CBC Arts web-series Queer (Self) Portraits (2017), a documentary series celebrating queer and trans artists. She also produced the short documentary Badassery (2017), which tells the breakout stories of Canada’s top female hip hop DJs. In 2016, she completed her first feature documentary Doing Jewish: A Story From Ghana (2016) about a small tribe in Ghana on a journey of self-discovery after recently discovering their Jewish roots. Prior to that she wrote, directed and produced her award-winning short comedy Stop Calling Me Honey Bunny (2013) which was shortlisted for the Iris Prize, the world’s most prestigious LGBT film award