Bring your tiaras and don your beauty queen sashes as Bechdel Test Fest team up with LOCO comedy film festival to present the hilarious all-female comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous in 35mm.
Preambling this rare screening of the cult classic written by Lona Williams will be a special guest panel intro hosted by our programmer and Film4 editor Beth Webb who will be welcoming comedy screen writer Rachel Hirons (Vodka Diaries – BBC / Powder Room) and Sarah Warren (M.L.E and forthcoming Catch It Early) to discuss our topic of conversation:
The Last Laugh: Why do female-led comedies seem to do better than other genres?
With Trainwreck pulling in over $110m at the box office, Ghostbusters proving one of the most anticipated films of the summer and Pitch Perfect due its second sequel in 2017, funny women are making a bigger mark on the industry than ever before. So why is comedy the only genre that seems to accommodate leading women, especially an ensemble cast, and could other genres learn to do the same?
Thursday 21 April – Prince Charles Cinema – 9pm