Feminist Live Reads Some Like It Hot
MAD | VIFF Live
Nobody’s perfect! At VIFF 2019, women play men playing women in a live reading of Some Like It Hot—a movie with a new resonance in the #MeToo era. Watch an ensemble cast bring Billy Wilder’s romantic comedy to life in its 60th year.Actors taking part include:
Katie Findlay (Lost Generation, Man Seeking Woman, How To Get Away With Murder) as "Joe/Josephine" (Tony Curtis)
Kacey Rohl (White Lie at VIFF 19, Arrow, Hannibal) as "Jerry/Daphne" (Jack Lemmon)
Bethany Brown (The 100), as "Spats Colombo" (George Raft)
Nina Kiri (Easy Land at VIFF 19, The Handmaid's Tale) as "Sweet Sue" (Joan Shawlee)
Diana Bang (Entanglement, The Interview) as "Bienstock" (Dave Barry)
Jewel Staite (The Magicians, Firefly, Serenity) as "Mulligan" (Pat O'Brien)
More guests to be announced.
Featuring three songs from the film ("I Wanna Be Loved By You," "I'm Through With Love," "Runnin' Wild") performed by Jill Barber.
Some Like It Hot is presented by Feminist Live Reads, created by filmmaker/critic Chandler Levack. Past editions include readings of the Entourage pilot, Reservoir Dogs and Almost Famous, and have featured Sook-Yin Lee, Mia Kirshner, Finn Wolfhard, Diana Bang and Ali Liebert.
Proceeds from the show will go towards supporting the work of WAVAW, a rape crisis centre in Vancouver that offers support services to survivors of sexualized violence who have shared experiences of gender marginalization including cis and trans women, Two-Spirit, trans and/or non-binary people.