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I May Destroy You Screening
March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Explore, watch, and discuss the TV series “I May Destroy You” with us! Cozy up in some blankets and pillows, enjoy some FREE warm beverages and snacks/food ☕🍕, and engage in conversations with us about sexualized violence. This event is held in honour of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. RSVP here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSXdZrHZ7-akEaFZk10MdEjvTU8W_XO6ycKwgOo1ufIIGEbg/viewform.
“I May Destroy You” is based on real life events that happened to writer/star Michaela Coel in 2016, when someone spiked her drink and sexually assaulted her. Coel explores what the integration of a traumatic event may look like through the perspective of the character Arabella; a young woman who seeks agency over her life through her relationships and work as an author. Coel’s writing explores the nuances which exist in relational dynamics between friends, within romantic situations, in casual dating, as well as amongst strangers at bars.
At each screening, we will watch two episodes and have an open discussion on some of the themes and topics present. Some topics include consent, substance-facilitated sexualized violence, and rape culture. The discussions are held for further education and reflection. We encourage those who are attending to be intuitive to their accessibility needs; If the episodes or discussions are triggering, folks may leave throughout the screening and choose to re-enter if they would like at a later time.
Content Warning: The show depicts Arabella’s assault through flashbacks which are interspersed with the present unfolding plot, which center Arabella’s point of view. Any assault depicted in the show generally follows the person who experiences the assault, and centers their responses and reactions to the trauma experienced. I May Destroy You also contains mature content in the form of drugs and alcohol. The show is realistic and honest about the mature topics it explores. Characters openly talk about sex, orgasms, hook up culture, dating apps, romance, etc.
We are especially grateful for @enchantressesemporium for sponsoring our event and offering their house-blend hot cocoa, herbal tea, and rose chai as drinks for each screening. The first and last TV screenings will have PIZZA 🍕