She-Man: A Story of Fixation

Monday, May 13, 2024

Screening on 35mm! Introduction by film archivists and historians Elizabeth Purchell and KJ Shepherd Monday, May 13 at 7:00!

Paired, as it originally was during its initial 1967 release, with the documentary short QUEENS AT HEART (22 min)

“Is He? …or isn’t She?”

Enter into the twilight world of men turned into women in BLACK CHRISTMAS filmmaker Bob Clark’s feature debut. Made in Florida with a cast largely drawn from the stage of New York’s legendary 82 Club, SHE-MAN tells the story of Lt. Albert Rose, a macho soldier who finds himself forced to take estrogen as part of a blackmail scheme led by the mysterious Dominita. The shocking part? He likes it. Advertised as being “for psychologically mature adults only,” SHE-MAN: A STORY OF FIXATION is a singularly screwy piece of pre-Stonewall queer cinema history and the greatest force-fem story ever told by the director of Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2.

Screening as part of our new queer series programmed and hosted by Elizabeth Purchell and KJ Shepherd, Cruising the Movies.

  • Country USA
  • Year 1967
  • Running Time 68 minutes
  • Format 35mm
  • Director Bob Clark
  • Cast Leslie Marlowe, Wendy Roberts, Dorian Wayne, Crystal Hans, Diane O'Donnell
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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