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Movie Screening: “Our Marriages: When Lesbians Marry Gay Men”

Our Marriages film

On Monday, March 7 at 7:30 pm, The Bookworm is proud to screen the documentary film Our Marriages, which tells the story of four lesbians who search online for gay men to marry. He Xiaopei, director of Pink Space Sexuality Research Centre and one of the film’s directors, will be at The Bookworm to introduce the movie and answer questions afterwards.

More about the film:

How do lesbians negotiate their lives as lesbians and filial daughters?  How are such contract marriages arranged?  And how does the couple navigate the complicated duties and obligations of married life?  “Our Marriages – Lesbians Marry Gay Men” follows the negotiations, the weddings, and the lives of four lesbians for two years in a big city in the North East of China, documenting their maneuvers and problems. The film raises important questions and reflections in regard to the marriage institution and homosexual life in contemporary Chinese society.

You can also catch He in a panel discussion at the Bookworm Literary Festival with Roxane Gay and Xiao Meili.

Monday, March 7, 7:30 pm

50 RMB (40 rmb members)

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