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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:12

"The Misandrists": a queercore film on a female liberation army

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Gay director Bruce LaBruce's new film, "The Misandrists", focuses on the Female Liberation Army, a militant lesbian separatist cult whose is trying to dismantle the patriarchy from a mansion in Germany.

Big Mother (Susanne Sachsse) lead the Female Liberation Army and no man is allowed to join the community. Lesbian sex is encouraged because Big mother thinks it's the only way to female liberation. She will stop at nothing to overthrow the patriarchy to establish a new world order for women.

The story follows one of the young radicals named Isolde (Kita Updike) who falls in love with a boy dissident, Volker. When he is injured, Isolde hides him in the mansion's basement to heal his wounds. One day, the police knock on the door looking for the missing boy, Isolde fears being discovered by Big Mother. And indeed, this one begins to suspect that something is wrong in her paradise.

"The Misandrists" is a film with a queercore and punk touch, and a completely offbeat humor inspired by radical feminist politics. A bold vision of a world without man.

The film made me think of "But I'm A Cheerleader" by lesbian director Jamie Babbit.

You can discover "The Misandrists" through the trailer below.

After touring the festivals in Europe, Bruce LaBruce and his new movie "The Misandrists" begin touring the United States with a premiere at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles on June 1st. Visit the Facebook page for more dates.

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