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Friday, March 19 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
From Disney to Rocky Horror: in Defense of the Queer Villian

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Everyone loves a good villain, so why is it that Queer Villains have such a problematic reputation? This presentation will go through the history of the "Queer Villain" trope in film, from Hitchcock to Disney, to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. We'll unpack the harmful stereotypes, but also talk about why this representation is historically significant and why it is okay to celebrate characters that we love who are "here", "queer" and that fill us with fear!

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Josh Dorsheimer

Creepy. Kooky. Mysterious. Spooky. Altogether Ooky.I have been attending Con with my brother Sam for about four years and this year is no exception, plus I'll be presenting on three of my favorite topics- villains, gay things, and old movies. What are my qualifications, you ask? I'm... Read More →

Friday March 19, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Lancaster Room