Beyond the mountains and beyond the forest, "somewhere in Ger(wo)many," a group of teenagers under the stern watchful eye of Big Mother are studying at a boarding school. The institution for troubled girls is in reality a secret cell of the so-called Female Liberation Army and a stronghold of lesbian separatism. Bruce LaBruce, the father of queercore, has struggled for years with patriarchal, heteronormative culture. His films combine Marxist rhetoric with pornography, ironic humor and the best traditions of B movies. The Misandrists represents his return to the very heart of the debate on sexual identity, and is also a confrontational provocation aimed at fundamental feminism. Viewers with advanced training in gender studies will not find it difficult to spot allusions to the radical theories of writers like Andrea Dworkin and Catharine McKinnon. That said, knowledge of feminism foundations is not necessary to enjoy the blasphemous satire of this scandalous Canadian filmmaker.
Bruce LaBruce was born in 1964 in Southampton, Canada, as Justin Stewart. He is a writer, photographer, and film director. He studied Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. His work has been published in, among other places, the queer-punk magazine J.D.s. He is known for his scandalous films combining the aesthetics of independent cinema with the conventions of porn productions. He was the subject of the documentary The Advocate for Fagdom, made in 2011 by Angélique Bosio.
1993 No Skin Off My Ass
1996 Hustler White
2004 Raspberry Reich
2013 Gerontofilia / Gerontophilia
2014 Pierrot Lunaire
2017 Misandystki / The Misandrists