March 16th, 2016.
I think we've long since established that I will go to any premiere, to anything ranging from not one but two Twilights to The Keith Lemon Movie to Magic Mike XXL and London Korean Film Festival. Which is to say, doesn't matter if I'm not in the target demographic, if there's a red carpet, barriers and security, and nobody's telling me to go away I'll try to be there. And I'll only vehemently deny I was there afterwards if it's... uh... Fifty Shades of Grey. And probably not even then.
So this is BFI Flare - the London LGBT Film Festival - and it was the Opening Gala AND a world premiere. Here's how it went down:
And now that I've insulted both the DCU and Disney, I've pretty much met my quota of people I definitely want to insult today.... let's begin in earnest.
So... that was, by all accounts, a premiere, and I photographed it, and that means it goes into my Archive of Premieres as my inaugural LGBT premiere : I belive looking at the BFI Flare programme that there might be another one or two premieres in the coming weeks, which will give me further opportunity to try to blithely cover up my startling lack of knowledge of all things LGBT by distracing references to background lighting, and other upcoming premieres.
But it's all good practice : after all the Olivier Awards (celebrating the best of British Theatre) are on in three weeks and I know pretty much next to nothing about Theatre either.
Until next time!