Esther Newton Made Me Gay
Director: Jean Carlomusto
USA / 2022 / 90 mins / Documentary, Gender Studies
18 / 9 / 2022 (Sun) 15:45 – MOViE MOViE Cityplaza
28 / 9 / 2022 (Wed) 19:45 – Broadway Cinematheque
* Best of Fest at BFI Flare 2022, Winner of Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at Provincetown International Film Festival 2022
* Hong Kong Premiere
Exploring the life and times of cultural anthropologist Esther Newton, the pioneering researcher into gender and sexuality laid the groundwork for the field of LGBT and Gender Studies. This moving documentary tells the story of her seven decade career from the gay world of the 1950s to women’s liberation, drag culture and her own identity. A moving and powerful portrait of a true pathbreaker and iconoclast.