Beyond Death and Life? It's time to confess your story...
Leeds Branch of the Women's Equality Party will be holding the next in our series of 'Culture Club', our regular book and film discussion group, on Thursday 6th August 2020 at 19:30 online via Zoom.
Our book for this evening is Sara Collins' The Confessions of Frannie Langton. Set in 1826, Frannie is on trial for the murder of her master and madame. Crowds surround the Old Bailey for her trial. The testimonies against her are damning: slave, whore, seductress. And they may be the truth. But they are not the whole truth. A haunting tale about one woman's fight to tell her story, leading you through laudanum-laced dressing rooms and dark-as-night alleys into the heart of Georgian London.
We'll also be discussing the film, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, which is available on Netflix. Marsha P. Johnson (1945 – 1992) was an American gay liberation activist and self-identified drag queen. A popular figure in New York City's gay and art scene, Marsha modelled for Andy Warhol and performed with Hot Peaches. But by 1966, Marsha was living on the streets engaged in survival sex and began to experience mental breakdowns. Known as an outspoken advocate for gay rights, Marsha was a prominent figures in the Stonewall uprising of 1969 and co-founded the radical activist group Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.). Shortly after the 1992 Pride parade, Marsha's body was discovered floating in the Hudson River. Police initially ruled the death suicide, but friends insisted that Marsha was not suicidal ...
You are welcome to join us, whether or not you have read the book or watched the film. Use this link to join the Zoom meeting. Meeting ID is 824 2247 3977
We look forward to seeing you then.
Zoom ID: 824 2247 3977
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