6 Films 6 Women: Some Like It Hot

Salt Beyoğlu

December 27, 2019 19.00

6 Somelikeithot <i>Some Like It Hot</i> [Bazıları Sıcak Sever] (1959) filminden bir kare © BG Films
Still from the film Some Like It Hot (1959) © BG Films
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Director: Billy Wilder
121 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

Two jazz musicians, running away from the police, join in an all-female band disguised as women. The duo falls in love with Marilyn Monroe’s character Sugar Kane, the lead singer of the band but to their dismay she is keen to marry a millionaire.

Accompanying the last week of Nur Koçak’s Our Blissful Souvenirs exhibition, 6 Films 6 Women presents the 20th century’s cinema classics where women are regarded as objects of desire for male gaze as described by Laura Mulvey in the 1975 article “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.” Comprising five Hollywood films and El Kızı [The Stranger’s Daughter], a 1966 Turkish film adapted from Orhan Kemal’s same-titled novel, the screening program is free and open to all.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.