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Pride on Screen: SOME LIKE IT QUEER event

19 Jul 2019



Kick-off your Pride weekend with the classic drag comedy SOME LIKE IT HOT starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Before the screening, we’ll discuss the film’s influence on drag in tv, film and popular culture and the state of drag queens (and kings!) in 2019. Celebrations will continue after the film, so come in your best Hollywood glamour drag!

The pre-screening discussion includes SOME LIKE IT HOT expert David N Eldridge, Senior Lecturer in American Studies at Hull University and Cheddar Gorgeous, member of Family Gorgeous and star of makeover series DRAG SOS which has its premiere on Tuesday 25 June on Channel 4.

The event will also feature appearances from local celebrity drag queens Fanny Ncentite, Regina Sparkles, Gloria Hole and Bobby Mandrell.

Two down on their luck jazz musicians find themselves out of a job and on the run after the police raid the speakeasy they perform in and they inadvertently stumble upon a gang war. With no money and nowhere to hide, a gig with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators at a Florida beach resort seems like the perfect getaway. There’s just one problem: the Syncopators are an all-female band, and Joe and Jerry aren’t women – yet.

Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

Awards and Reviews
Winner – Best Costume Design, 1960 Academy Awards
Nominee – Best Actor, Best Director, Best Writing, 1960 Academy Awards
Winner – Best Comedy, Best Actress, Best Actor – 1960 Golden Globes

“Nobody’s perfect” is the last line but Wilder, Lemmon, Curtis and Monroe come pretty close. The pace is fast and the humour — especially Mr Lemmon’s — is often hilarious. It is pleasant to meet again such old familiars and Miss Monroe, as always, is irresistible.” – The Guardian

“Wilder’s 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

SOME LIKE IT HOT is rated 12A.