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September 28, 2022 Comments Off on The Deliciously Lurid “Please Baby Please” Will Be Seattle Queer Film Festival’s Preview Appetizer On October 5th Views: 230 *Seattle Cinemaland, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Community Events, Film, Film Events, Film Festivals, Queer Film, Seattle Lesbian Gay Film Festival, Seattle Queer Film, Three Dollar Bill Cinema

The Deliciously Lurid “Please Baby Please” Will Be Seattle Queer Film Festival’s Preview Appetizer On October 5th

Andrea Riseborough, center, stars in PLEASE BABY PLEASE.

The actual Seattle Queer Film Festival doesn’t officially kick off until October 13th (and then runs through the 23rd both online and in area cinemas) but Three Dollar Bill Cinema is offering up an ‘appetizer’ for this year’s festival with a sneak preak screening of the film PLEASE BABY PLEASE by filmmaker Amanda Kramer. It’s a fun lurid melodrama and a colorful noir about a newlywed couple living in a tough neighborhood on the Lower East Side of New York City in the 1950s.

It stars Andrea Riseborough and Harry Melling with a special appearance from Demi Moore. PLEASE BABY PLEASE won Outstanding North American Narrative Feature at OUTFEST and more recently (and more locally) was the Closing Night film at the North Bend Film Festival. It’s screening at the charming Ark Lodge Cinema in Columbia City at 7pm this coming Wednesday, October 5th. The screening is free if you already have a Seattle Queer Film Festival pass and you can buy passes at:

If you just want a ticket to this screening, get them at:

More from the press release:

Suze (Andrea Riseborough) and Arthur (Harry Melling) live an outwardly traditional lifestyle as the Lower East Side’s most bohemian Eisenhower-era couple. The pair’s cage is rattled when they encounter a gang of sadistic, leather-clad greasers known as The Young Gents. Suze and Arthur’s initial thrust of fear evolves into confusion of thrill and lust. This sudden exposure to flamboyant masculinity unlocks the realization that Suze is an aspiring leather daddy who mistook herself for a housewife. Meanwhile, the perpetually sensitive Arthur’s obsessive gender trouble goes sideways when Young Gent Teddy (Karl Glusman) sparks a queer desire. PLEASE BABY PLEASE presents a full spectrum of underground fetishism and seductive musical asides featuring alluring cameos by Demi Moore and Cole Escola. Visionary filmmaker Amanda Kramer pegs the hetero hellscape of the 1950s in a witty, syncopated riff that plays like a high camp emission from your wildest dreams – bathed in silk, sweat, and bisexual lighting.

Harry Melling and Andrea Riseborough star in “Please Baby Please” screening at Columbia City’s Ark Lodge Cinema on Wednesday, October 5th as an appetizer for the upcoming Seattle Queer Film Festival.

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