You’ve been sending in your requests for films for us to cover, and amazingly one of the most popular doesn’t have a visible queer woman in it! But it does have FOOTBALL, unconvincing heterosexuality crowbarred into the plot, and so many sports bras. It could only be all-time classic, Bend It Like Beckham (2002)!
Feeling fresh and delighted after England won Euro 2022, Queer Girl Film Club are here with a special Queer BAIT Film Club to discuss how Bend It Like Beckham could and should have been queerer. Listen as Alice tries to stop Holly and Georgia talking about actual football too much, as the team discuss lack of chemistry between the stars, the cultural significance of this film and whether it even could have been queer, and manage to make reference to all five Spice Girls (but mostly our lady and queen, Mel C).
And stay until the end to find out what films are coming up in season 3 of Queer Girl Film Club!
CN: Swearing, spoilers, mild sexual content.