Flashback Friday: Lola and Bilidikid

This week we watched Lola and Bilidikid, which is about LGBT Turks dealing with racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and more in late-90s Germany. To be honest, I did not make it to class this week, so this conversation is going to be less academic than previous posts. Mainly I want to talk about watching drag and transvestism in older films through a contemporary lens, and also a little bit about internalized homophobia in film.

Warning for mentions of homophobic violence and sexual assault.

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Calypso, Lola, and the other one whose name I never got sorry boo – image source

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