The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly series Queer Horror returns with some fava beans and a nice Chianti for THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS! Sponsored by Double Mountain Brewery, Finger Bang nail salon, and Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home, this special presentation hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi opens with a super-sized preshow starring Pepper Pepper (as Dr. Pepper), Loretta Good Lordchild, and Portland’s Funniest Person finalist & stand-up superstar Corina Lucas!
Directed by Jonathan Demme and based on the book by Thomas Harris, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS opens with FBI trainee Clarice Starling (out queer actor Jodie Foster) being assigned to interview Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) with the hope of profiling and catching a serial killer called Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine). But Clarice and Hannibal form an unlikely connection that will radically alter not only their lives but that of the Senator’s daughter (Brooke Smith) trapped in Bill’s well. Winner of the “Big Five” Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Screenplay), THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is a modern-day Persephone myth that is as problematic and complex as it is staunchly feminist, queer, and absolutely terrifying.
Thursday, April 11 at 8:45 PM | $10
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QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.
From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.