Thu, May 28 | Online via Zoom plus streaming

Preaching to the Perverted

As part of our Rebel Dykes History Project launch event we are sharing the first British BDSM film with its links to our community.
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Time & Location

May 28, 2020, 7:00 PM
Online via Zoom plus streaming

About the Event

We hold a social online Rebel Dykes Film Club on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays every month.

The Film Club runs from 7pm - 10pm (ish).

Once you have your FREE  ticket we will get back in touch with you with your exclusive ZOOM login details plus instructions on how to watch the film. 

As part of our REBEL DYKES HISTORY PROJECT launch event we are running a very special Rebel Dykes Film Club Event. 

Preaching to the Perverted is a 1997 British sex comedy drama film written and directed by Stuart Urban.[  The film stars Guinevere Turner as Tanya Cheex, a New York dominatrix. Tom Bell plays Henry Harding MP and Christien Anholt plays Peter Emery. In addition, several well-known BDSM performance artists appear, including Chaos Clowns, Luci the Axle Grinder, also known as "Lucifire", Miss Kimberly, The Fetisnonn, Suzi Woodroffe, and Tutu.

A young man learns that love hurts (or at least it does if you're doing it right) in this saucy comedy from England. Henry Harding (Tom Bell) is a member of British Parliament and a self-styled moral crusader who is deeply disturbed by reports that Tanya Cheex (Guinevere Turner), a dominatrix from the U.S., has opened a night club for S&M enthusiasts in England. Harding is determined to put Cheex out of business, but first he needs to collect evidence of her activities, so Harding persuades Peter Emery (Christian Anholt) -- a young man with political ambitions, Christian principles, and his virginity intact -- to attend the club incognito and videotape the proceedings. To Peter's great surprise, he discovers that he rather likes a bit of spanking and leather fetishism, and he soon becomes quite infatuated with Tanya, making him all the less inclined to help shut down her club. Preaching to the Perverted presented Guinevere Turner in her first starring role after her breakthrough in the acclaimed independent feature Go Fish. ~ Mark Deming, RoviSHOW LESS

  • Rating:R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
  • Genre:Art House & International, Comedy, Drama
  • Directed By:Stuart Urban
  • Written By:Stuart Urban
  • In Theaters:Aug 7, 1998  Wide
  • On Disc/Streaming:Oct 23, 2003
  • Runtime:100 minutes
  • Studio:First Look Pictures

Many of women originally involved in the Rebel Dykes scene got involved in the film as extras or characters. 

On May 28th we are showing the film at our film club, with a Special Guest visitor, Stuart Urban, the director and writer.  We are inviting other special guests along too, so keep your eye our on our social media! 

This event will run from 7pm - 10pm (ish) BST. 

​What happens at REBEL DYKES FILM CLUB?

We'll share cult lesbian/queer/feminist fetish, punk and new wave films from the 80s and 90s (or set in the 80s or 90s) with a friendly Zoom meetup before and after. Where possible, we'll invite filmmakers, cast and crew along to join us before or after the film. We'll use breakout rooms if lots of you come along, so the events will be really sociable!

From midday on the Wednesday before the Film Club the Zoom link and the link to the film will be found on this page.

At 7pm we will open the (online) zoom doors at our Film Club. After waiting in the Zoom Waiting Room we'll welcome you in. There will be 30 minutes of social chat - we may use break out rooms if there are loads of people!

At 7.30pm we'll pop our Zooms on mute, whilst you all watch the film in the comfort of your home People will pay to stream the film themselves at home. The cost for most of the films is around £3.50, although some of the films are free.

During the film let's chat about it over twitter using the hashtag #RebelDykesFilmClub or you can chat away to members of the film club on the Zoom chat function.

After the film we will all meet up again over Zoom. Again we'll use break out rooms if there is a big crowd. During the film we will chat via twitter using hashtag #RebelDykesFilmClub.

For some of the films we will have invited guests. These might be cast or crew or extras or academics who have studied the film.

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