Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians & American Cinema

girlsboysTuesday, May 31 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Museum
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Laura Horak, author of the recently published Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians and American Cinema, 1908-1934 (Rutgers University Press, 2016), will discuss her work with Jenni Olson, filmmaker, author and LGBTQ cinema expert. The book excavates a rich history of gender-bending film roles, enabling readers to appreciate the wide array of masculinities that actresses performed in the early decades of film — from sentimental boyhood to rugged virility to gentlemanly refinement. Copies of the book will be available for signing by the author, with sales benefiting the GLBT History Museum. Admission: $5.00; free for members