Women & Cocaine x Fringe! present: Queen Christina
Thu Jul 18, 19:30
Film,Performance, The Cinema Museum, £9
This July, join Women & Cocaine and Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest as we collaborate and bring you the best of our worlds… A Queer Pre Code cinema classic!
We will be screening the Queerest of them all, Greta Garbo’s Queen Christina from 1933 in 35mm!
It has been called the era’s most sophisticated examination of gender and identity.
Garbo’s masterpiece sees her play the bisexual Swedish monarch who was raised from birth as a boy. She hunts, she rides, she wears men’s clothes and kisses her lady in waiting. Referring to herself a King Christina, with her masculine gait and mannerisms, the Monarch is constantly mistaken for a male.
Bisexual Garbo was given creative control over the film, and it shows. She teases the audience and pushes the boundaries of gender, but heavy is the head that wears a crown and when she utters her most famous line “I shall die a bachelor” her earthy sexuality amidst the world of everyday human emotion and passion holds out the possibility of transcendence to the audience.
The film celebrates true love, in all its forms.
Long live the Queen!
+ performance by dream boi
dream boi is a drag performer, dj, and music producer in New York City. They were nominated for dj on the rise at the 2019 Brooklyn Nightlife Awards and are a featured performer at the 2019 Bushwig International Drag Festival in Berlin