The People's Joker

The People's Joker

May 3, 2024
Come see how she got these (emotional) scars!

Details About the Film

An insecure, closeted trans girl (Vera Drew) moves to Gotham City to find fame as a comedian by joining the only government-sanctioned late-night sketch show in a world where comedy has been banned. As her dreams of stardom collapse, she meets a ragtag group of misfits including love interest Mister J (Kane Distler) and is reborn as “Joker the Harlequin,” an uber-confident and villainous clown forced to battle against Gotham’s fascistic caped crusader. Featuring vats of feminizing chemicals, sexy cartoon interludes, scarecrow psychiatrists, CGI Lorne Michaels, and psychedelic gender dysphoria, writer-director Vera Drew serves up a DIY punk parody entry into the archive of queer cinema.

Limited run! May 3-May 5 only!


Director(s): Vera Drew
Starring: Vera Drew, Griffin Kramer, Lynn Downey, Kane Distler, Maria Bamford
Year Released: 2022
Runtime: 95 minutes
Country: United States
Language(s): English
Content Warning(s): Photosensitive Epilepsy Seizure Warning
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)