MQFF Presents: Midsumma Movies - Shape

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The gay community celebrates equality? That is the biggest load of bullshit.” Roger Ungers’ insightful documentary explodes the harmful, nigh-on impossible body image standards gay men are bombarded with in glossy magazines, on social media and hook-up apps. Eviscerating a hierarchy favouring white over people of colour, perfectly sculpted abs over more common figures and looking down on those who embrace femme identities or are older, it also speaks to one gymgoer who looks the part but battles body dysmorphia doubts.

Shape asks if there’s a way the gay community can become more truly inclusive – a question that is demonstrably very resonant currently, as Shape sold out its MQFF33 world premiere screening almost immediately!

Stick round after the screening for a Q&A with director Roger Ungers.

2023, Australia, 90mins U15+
Dir: Roger Ungers
Courtesy: Abacus Media Rights

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Wheelchair Access
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WHEN Sun 28 Jan 3:30pm
DURATION 1hr 30m


FULL $25.50
CONC $21.50
MEMBER $21.50 - MQFF Member
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113 Swanston St, Melbourne CBD

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Any Swanston St tram to stop 11 (City Square) | tram 11, 12, 48, 109 to stop 6 (Melbourne Town Hall) | tram 86, 96 to stop 6 (Swanston St/Bourke St) | tram 19, 57, 59 to stop 2 (Collins St/Elizabeth St)

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Ages 15+

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