17 June: Support The Girls + Q&A

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The Bechdel Test Fest is proud to present a very special preview of Support The Girls, a workplace comedy that celebrates the everywoman and champions the spirit of sisterhood.

Regina Hall delivers an award-winning performance as Lisa, an overworked, underappreciated middle manager for roadside “breastaurant” Double Whammies, where over the course of the shift from hell, an attempted robbery, a dodgy tattoo and a rat infestation prove the very least of her woes.

Leading a stellar cast of rising stars including Hayley Lu Richardson (Edge of Seventeen, Columbus) and rapper-turned-actress Shayna McHayle, Hall plays the kind of local heroine that everyone has worked with at one point; a woman whose generosity of spirit can make even the worst work bearable.

Join Bechdel Test Fest for a post-film chat about the film, with special guests  Ruby Lavigna – writer at Vice who will be talking about the culture of American fast food restaurants and representations of waitressing on screen. Sara Shipley – Hospitality director at Peckham Palms and founder of Mae J’s Cafe and Bar (named after Mae Carol Jemison – the first black woman in space) about her experiences of being a female boss in the food industry. We’re also thrilled to be joined by Entertainment & Features Editor of the mighty PRIDE magazine Nicole Vassell weighing in on the exciting career turns for leading lady Regina Hall. Come thru! Picturehouse Central, London. Monday June 17th at 6.30

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