Sunday 24 May, 16:00, De Balie, salon
Christine JorgensenHistorian and filmmaker Susan Stryker discusses and shows clips from a campy archival treasure—a 1962 film from the Philippines featuring U.S. transsexual celebrity Christine Jorgensen, who was then performing an extended run at a Manila nightclub. The zany plot, revolving around seven gender-bent siblings and the women who love them, zig-zags between genres as well as genders: romantic comedy, musical, war story. Jorgensen turns out to be the straightest part of this incredibly queer movie! Christine Jorgensen, now a historical icon, was world news in 1954 as the young U.S. navy officer who decided to transition into a woman.