Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will be screened this Sunday, September 18, at the Cinema Museum in Kennington, South London.
“Forget your troubles, come on, get happy and join us as The Vito Project LGBTQ+ Club returns with its brand new season – Imitations of Life: Deconstructing Camp in Classic Hollywood. We will explore how camp has been used not only to bring joy and laughter to audience, but also as a tool to get subversive queer, feminist and socially-charged content to the screen – all the while eluding critics in the process! Each movie is preceded by an introduction and followed by a panel discussion discussing the movie through a queer lens, and a conversation with the audience.
Our season kicks off with one of the best loved, most quoted, but rarely surpassed titles in camp classic canon: the masterpiece of musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, directed by Howard Hawks.
Starring the indomitable Jane Russell and a radiant Marilyn Monroe in one of her breakthrough roles, this classic still shines bright like a diamond as one of the most luminous examples of female friendship on the screen. This glitzy Technicolor romp features a long list of iconic moments which have cemented their place in pop culture history … Whether you have seen it once or 100 times, you haven’t seen Gentlemen Prefer Blondes until you have seen it on the big screen with an audience laughing along to one of funniest and most glorious buddy comedies of all time.
The film length is 91 mins, and will be preceded by an introduction and followed by a discussion.
Doors open at 5 pm, for a 6 pm start.”