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A rare look at queer history and gender studies through a living icon who studied queer space from urban gay bars to Fire Island, encompassing amazing archival footage and inspiring intergenerational testimonials

Description

A celebratory documentary that explores the life and times of a trailblazing cultural anthropologist and expert on LGBTQ+ spaces. Drawn to the drag scene as a student in the 1950s and identifying as both butch lesbian and between genders, Esther Newton has spent six decades writing about and forging queer communities, from clandestine gay bars in the city to the wilds of Fire Island.

Loving captured by director Jean Carlomusto, ESTHER NEWTON MADE ME GAY is a rare look at queer history and gender studies through a living icon, encompassing amazing archival footage and inspiring intergenerational testimonials.

Join us following the screening for our Women’s Night Out Party at The Ace Hotel New York, co-hosted by The Mixx! You’ll receive a free drink when you show your ticket from the screening!

You might also like ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED, NELLY AND NADINE, and Shorts: EXCAVATING OUR HISTORY

Director

Jean Carlomusto

Producer

Shanti Avirgan, Jean Carlomusto

Cast

Esther Newton, Holly Hughes, Louise Fishman, Tom ''Panzi'' Hansen, Amber Holibaugh, Shaka McGlotten, Gayle Rubin

Showtimes

In-Person


7:00 PM - The LGBT Center

Virtual