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UK Restoration Premiere: My Father Is Coming (18) + ScreenTalk with Monika Treut (live from Germany)

Queer 90s / Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest

Still from My Father Is Coming

A queer, failed German actor has to scramble when her father, who believes she is a married, successful actor comes to visit her in New York in Monika Treut’s sex-positive comedy.

German Vicki (Shelley Kästner) has told her father that she is happily married and a successful actor, but in reality she’s a queer singleton who can barely hold her job down as a waiter in New York. Daddy Hans (Alfred Edel) pays a surprise visit, so Vicki does what anyone would do – continue to lie and pretend to be married to her gay male roommate.

Hans’ visit, far from being a disaster, liberates them both – he strikes up a fascination with porn star and performance artist Annie Sprinkle (playing herself) while Vicki becomes attracted to newbie Joe (a trans character played by cis-male actor, Michael Massee).

My Father is Coming has a great love for all its transgressive characters. One of the lesser known works by Monika Treut (The Virgin Machine), is a wild, exhilarating time capsule of queer counterculture in early 1990s New York.

Tagged with: Cinema Queer 90s PRIDE 2023

Germany 1991 dir Monika Treut 82 min

Co-presented with Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Fest

Content Warning: This film contains a scene of body modification.

ScreenTalk with director Monika Treut (live from Germany), hosted by film programmer Martha K. Margetson @mkmrgtsn (on stage)

‘A cheerful cornucopia of kinkiness where genders and sexual preferences aren’t simply bent, they are twisted into corkscrews.‘
Stephen Holden, New York Times

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