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The Queer Paulettes is a Meetup group for queer women who love cinema.* We watch films that leave a strong impression and make us want to talk about them afterwards. Come meet other cool women still keen on the big screen!

For our gatherings, the hosts of The Queer Paulettes (The QPs) tend to select independent U.S. features and documentaries and/or international or festival films. We give special attention to women directors and feminist and LGBTQ selections. We don't shun more commercial movies, though. We schedule some films that aren't "feminist" or "woman-positive" – however you define that – but make for great viewing anyway.

We did host some virtual meetups during the height of the Pandemic, but we're more excited about getting back together in person. Now, we're finally ready to sit together indoors again. We hope to create a friendly, comfortable space – usually in nearby cafes or eateries – for The QPs to get together after screenings and to express their thoughts. You're welcome, too, to come and listen. The idea behind our gatherings is, not only to talk, but also to listen closely to each other.

As a QP regular, you'll find yourself with a posse of movie buddies so you don't have to go to your next screening solo – that is, if you'd rather be in the company of other queer cinephiles!

Hope to meet you soon!

P.S. In your Meetup [dot] com Settings, under "Email Updates," under the section "Updates about your groups," for your Group Notifications for The Queer Paulettes, please turn on "New event announcements" and any others to make sure you receive notifications from us, so you won't miss out when we schedule our next meetup.

*"The Paulettes" is the snarky name given to a coterie of mostly male film critics who were protégés of Pauline Kael, the film reviewer for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. With "The Queer Paulettes," we're taking liberties with Pauline's legacy.

*By "women," we mean to include any lesbians, bisexual women, trans women, genderqueer, and non-binary folks, who feel a connection to the identity of “woman" or "female."

Photo of the Roxie Theatre sign by Michael Macro.

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