FILMTALK ABOUT: POSE (2018 – 2021)
1 Referentin: Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner, Universität des Saarlandes
POSE is a period drama that focuses on ballroom culture and queer/trans culture in New York City in the late 1980s. Reclaiming the heritage of LGBTQ people of color, it focuses on the competitive relationship between ball houses Abundance and Evangelista. Picking up the thread where Jennie Livingston’s PARIS IS BURNING (1990) left off and offering a powerful queer/trans of color perspective to Judith Butler’s treatment of this documentary in her BODIES THAT MATTER (1993), Pose, with its trans cast and crew, helps boost trans visibility and representation on TV.
Filmgespräch in englischer Sprache.
Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner is Chair of North American Literary and Cultural Studies at Saarland University. She is Vice-President of the German Association for Cultural Studies (KWG).