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THE DOCUMENTARY

THE CATEGORY IS:

 Eurovision – Vulnerable, powerful, high-camp, sweaty, joyous, resilient & QUEER!
In the hype of a glitter-soaked Eurovision, Liverpool’s Queer heart explodes onto the scene louder than a drag queen screaming ‘wig sale!’ in this cornerstone documentary about Liverpool’s Eurovision, told through a queer lens.

FIRST TAKE PRESENTS QUEEROVISION

From interviewing international superstars to local Scouse nuisances, the presenters navigate the journey of Eurovision in Liverpool with warmth and humour, picking up new friends and insights along the way –

 

LIFTING THE VELVET CURTAIN

on Liverpool’s LGBTQIA+ community, the film is guided by Claire, Chloe, Felix, Brendan and Beck as they explore the complicated narrative of layered identity on an international scale–encountering war, allyship, joy, music, activism and queer love in the face of it all, this documentary intimately investigates how Eurovision has become a resonating platform for self-expression and acceptance. But its not just a cheesy love in, Queerovision exposes the limitations within a capitalist consumer society. Queers are the hot ticket at Eurovision but will they ever be elevated beyond entertainment – in their to struggle to gain equality.

BECK

(shy and retiring enby by day, notorious drag king Thick-Van-Dyke by night) dies by excitement over childhood-obsession Jake Shears backstage and bonds with Sofia of Ukraine Pride amidst discussing the impact of war on community and the urgency of international allyship

CLAIRE

Claire (Bisexual Poet and Psychotherapist-extraordinaire) storms Liverpool ONE’s stage with a poetical, political rallying before talking Euro-bangers with the South Asian Bitten Peach Drag troupe.

CHLOE

(Tuebrook’s lesbian answer to Cruella Deville) whips out her Ukrainian for a chat with 2018 Eurovision contestant MELOVIN   These Presenters bring the L,G,B,T & Q + to the forefront of Eurovision as the city’s event of a lifetime unfolds, asking “What’s behind the glitter and the gloss?”

FELIX

Felix Mufti (Liverpool’s claim to fame; Sex Education, Be Gay Do Crime) talks top-picks, top surgery and tops it off by wreaking havoc with their top off. Oh and driving a yellow submarine!

BRENDAN /////AUNTIE CLIMAX

Brendan/Auntie Climax dons a breastplate and devil horns to flirt with International Groupies in the Eurovision Mega Fan Smoking Area

VIEW THE FILMS THAT WENT OUT DURING THE FESTIVAL

SPOTLIGHT ON QUEER TALENT

See the best Queer Talent of Eurofest!!!

FIRST TAKE PRESENTED QUEEROVISION AS IT HAPPENED LIVE UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL

We brought an EXCLUSIVELY Queer take on Liverpool’s most exciting event of the Decade: The Eurovision Song Contest!

Sharing short-form visual content on our socials and breaking daily coverage of all things Eurovision to capture the entirety of Liverpool’s Eurovision adventure.

From Drag Kings to Scouse Queens, LGBTQ+ Music to local Activist Visionaries – First Take’s Queerovision captured the most anticipated international festival of the year during it’s Liverpool legacy. Celebrating being ‘united through music’ as Liverpool played host to the world’s largest multicultural music festival, we explored queer identity, community, politics and music.

 

R&D

What’s it like to be LGBTQi+ in Europe?

We will looked into what it’s like to be part of the LGBTQi+ community across the Eurovision countries. The good, the bad, the stats and the hopes and dreams for the future.

CAN QUEERNESS BE A BLUEPRINT FOR A MORE TOLERANT AND PROGRESSIVE SOCIETY?

What does a queer vision for Europe look like? How can we learn from the past, explore the present and build a future that’s better and kinder.
WHEN DID TOLENANCE BECOME A  DIRTY WORD? WHAT DOES FREEDOM REALLY MEAN FOR LGBTQIA+ AND THE COMMUNTY AT LARGE ?

About First Take

First Take is an award-winning not for profit filmmaking and digital arts organisation specialising in working with diverse communities and on artistic collaborations, producing radical, authentic, untold stories. It aims to create projects that impact on people’s lives, their understanding and perceptions.

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