Part memoir, part homage to a monster hit and a work of genius, I Carried a Watermelon exlores how Dirty Dancing has influenced Katy’s own attitudes to sex, love, romance, rights and responsibilities.As well as exploring her own memories and experiences, Brand’s first non-fiction book examines Dirty Dancing’s legacy as a piece of film-making with a social agenda that many miss on first viewing; from pushing women’s stories to the forefront of commercial cinema, to its‘Gold Standard’ depiction of abortion according to leading pro-choice campaigners, and its fresh and powerful take on the classic ‘coming of age’ story told from a naïve but idealistic 17-year-old girl’s point of view. Katy Brand is an award-winning writer, comedian and actor. Katy’s talk and Q & A session and book-signing will be followed by a screening of the film. In total, about two-and-a-half hours.
THE ABOVE EVENT IS KINDLY SPONSORED BY KING’S COLLEGE
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