History Talk | How Has Hollywood (Mis)Represented Homosexuality?

Thursday, January 18
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco 

Admission: $5.00  |  FREE for members


Using trailers from mainstream movies from the 1960s and 1970s — including Myra BreckinridgeSunday Bloody SundayThe Children’s Hour and The Killing of Sister George — queer cultural historian Jim Van Buskirk will investigate Hollywood’s depiction of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters.

The talk is designed to spark a lively discussion of understandings of sexuality and gender issues and how they are reflected in — and influenced by — stories and images on the silver screen. Van Buskirk is an author, professional group facilitator and film buff. Among his books is Celluloid San Francisco (Chicago Review Press, 2006).

Inset: Poster for The Children’s Hour (1961). Poster for Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971). Courtesy of Jim van Buskirk.