Listen again: 19th March 2013

Documentary: "Bette Bourne: It Goes With the Shoes"

Documentary: “Bette Bourne: It Goes With the Shoes”

Writer Rod Shelton presents his book “Bokassa’s Last Apostle” which is up for the Lambda Literary Awards in the category Gay Mystery. He tells us, what inspired him to write the book and what challenges he faced when wanting to film on Hampstead Heath to promote the book. The novel was published by Paradise Press, which supports gay and lesbian writers.

Rosie welcomes drag artist and gay rights activist Bette Bourne who is featured in the documenatary “Bette Bourne: It Goes With the Shoes” Also in the studio is the film’s director Jeremy Jeffs. We hear about Bette’s illustrious past, how long it took to make the film and what Bette Bourne’s latest projects are. The film has its international premier on 21st March at this year’s LLGFF (London Lesbian Gay Film Festival). All screenings at the LLGFF are sold out, but via bettebournemovie.com you can subscribe to the newsletter to find out about upcoming screenings and hopefully a cinema and DVD release.

For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but that’s what you could hear on the show:

1) Rae Spoon: ‘Danger, Danger, Danger’ from the album “Love Is A Hunter”

2) Christopher Owens: ‘A Broken Heart’ from the album “Lysandre”

3) Billie Myers: ‘Wonderful’ from the album “Tea and Sympathy”

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