“Look to your left, now look to your right. Neither of these LGBTQ+ people has seen accurate representations of themselves in film. So: we improvised. We found bits of ourselves in other films, celebrated the hard femmes, exalted the queer subtext, and created identities that matched how we felt inside.
Queer Film Theory 101 is the show where we read all the queer subtext that we want to into the movies that we grew up with because Hollywood refused to do it — even though they totally wanted to…”
We had an absolute blast being “professors” at Queer Film Theory for the first time. We were invited to share our stories around some of our favorite films that had queer subtext (for us) when we were growing up.
Eaton shared his video clips and thoughts on:
Parent Trap (1961) and Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Shelby shared her video clips and thoughts on:
The Outsiders (1983) and Orlando (1992)