Time : 1hr 48m
Director: Spike Lee
Programme Day/Date : Friday 10th November 17.00 to 17.45pm Registration/Reception; Girl6 Screening; Panel Discussion
Language/ Subtitles: English
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Can She Get Her Sexy Back?! An exciting panel discussion alongside the screening of Spike Lee's Girl 6
on FRIDAY 10th November, Goldsmiths Curzon, London.
Judy/Girl 6 (Theresa Randle) is a struggling black actress in Hollywood. She's having difficulty getting work mostly because of the numerous stereotypes which abound in the industry about black women. Needing to pay her rent and other bills, she finds a job as a phone-sex operator. Soon Judy finds that she gets too engrossed with the telephone work, so much so that it impedes on her sense of reality.
No doubt, Girl 6 is a problematic Spike Lee film, but he seems to have fun (as does Randle) with the camera as it meanders around Judy and her exploration of herself and ideas about sexuality, sexual fantasy and sex. With roles for Madonna, Naomi Campbell and Jennifer Lewis, and a cracking soundtrack by the late artist, Prince, the film is awash with colour and euphemism. What's also good about our Theme this year is that Spike Lee celebrates his 60th year.
The sexuality of black and brown women have been up for grabs historically. There's power in sexuality, power for those who own it and power for those who control it. Girl 6 will be a platform for our panel discussion (Friday 10th November, Goldsmiths Curzon) focussing on the attempts of black women who've dared to take back what is rightfully theirs.
We are so excited by our panel who'll join us in really dissecting black women's sexuality and it's representation in film. Jana Sante, Yvonne Connikie, Kelechi Okafor and Delia-Rene Donaldson will be on hand in what will be a memorable discussion. We kick off at 5pm sharp.