Title aside, at first glance The Misandrists with its school
for wayward girls dressed in impossibly skimpy uniforms might seem like the
basis for a Carry On film. But this is cult Canadian director Bruce LaBruce –
father of queercore – so if you’re expecting him to pander to heterosexual male
fantasies, you’re in for a surprise.
You see, the school is a cover for a separatist Sapphic
terrorist cell hellbent on toppling the patriarchy via the dissemination of
propagandistic homemade lesbian pornography. If that still sounds like a male
masturbation fest, wait until you see what they do to the male radical they’re
holding captive in their basement. Hint: it’s a very transformative surgery and
they don’t use any anaesthetic.
Like other LaBruce films before it, The Misandrists is a
satire of radical politics and sexually very graphic and we can pretty much
guarantee it’s the only film in which you’ll see hard-boiled eggs served in
such an innovative way this year.