(1982, John Huston)
What? Annie, that big budget classic 1982 kids movie based on the hit Broadway show, is some kinda queer film? Yes!, says the brilliantly talented downtown singer, actress, playwright and Our Hit Parade regular Erin Markey. The story of a fearless little redhead orphan trying to find a loving family resonated with Markey, who says “I worked it out so that I could turn the age of 18, leave my parent's house and become a queer-- AKA an orphan. Being queer in a world that generally considers it criminal or invisible means that there is not really a map for what a successful life should look like. Being an artist helps too. So Annie's movie musical orphan lifestyle seemed like the most exciting fit.” Not to mention the cast of fabulous female stage legends – Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Carol Burnett as the wonderfully cruel Miss Hannigan, and newcomer Aileen Quinn as little orphan Annie. Come see the film through Erin Markey’s eyes and remember – tomorrow is only a day away!
Screened: December 10, 2012