Staff Picks: Movies

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.

Fagbug

This year, in recognition of LGBT Pride month, I watched Fagbug. I’d read about it online and wanted to know more. On the 11th Annual National Day of Silence, Erin Davies’ VW beetle was vandalized, with the words “fag” and “u r gay” spray-painted on it. Instead of cleaning it up and erasing the evidence of the hate crime, Davies chose to take the ‘fagbug’ on the road, building awareness of homophobia and hate crimes all across the country.

It was a brave move, and the movie chronicles people’s reactions – positive and negative—all over the U.S. Near the end of her journey, Davies learned that VW would sponsor her, and on completion of the trip, she transformed Fagbug, covering her car with gorgeous rainbow stripes. Fagbug was dubbed the “Best Gay Car Movie of the Year” by Vanity Fair.

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Comments

Sounds like a great film. I'll be checking it out soon!
I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. Davies' creative response to the vandalization of her vehicle is a positive one indeed!

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