The Venus Collective: The Virgin Suicides
Fri 28th September 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm -
£6 – £8
The Venus Collective is a queer feminist group of creatives who aim to make the politics of feminism more accessible through popular culture. As part of our screening series Screen Queens, which celebrates female directors, we will be showing ‘The Virgin Suicides’ by Sofia Coppola, with a special guest speaker.
On the surface, the Lisbons appear to be a healthy, successful 1970s family living in a middle-class Michigan suburb. Mr. Libson is a math teacher, his wife is a rigid religious mother of five attractive teenage daughters who catch the eyes of the neighborhood boys. However, when 13-year-old Cecilia commits suicide, the family spirals downward into a creepy state of isolation and the remaining girls are quarantined from social interaction (particularly from the opposite sex) by their zealously protective mother. But the strategy backfires, their seclusion makes the girls even more intriguing to the obsessed boys who will go to absurd lengths for a taste of the forbidden fruit.