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Saturday, November 9, 2019
6:30 PM


Logan Center, Performance Hall



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UChicago Arts


Cinema 53 is proud to present the premiere of IF I WAS YOUR GIRL AGAIN, the spin-off feature film based on Coquie Hughes’ ground-breaking predecessor (2001 & 2012 movie and webseries) IF I WAS YOUR GIRL, which generated nearly 10 million views online. The long-awaited follow-up finds Karon and Miriam Carter on the brink of divorce, suffering from ”lesbian death bed syndrome,” a common condition of long-term couples whose sex life is about as exciting as watching lint balls form. Circumstances take a strange turn when they befriend an alluring new neighbor, and discover their temptress is actually a jilted lover seeking an obsessive revenge on the couple.

The event includes a meet & greet pre-reception beginning at 6:30pm followed by the screening at 7:30pm.

The screening will be followed by conversation with director Coquie Hughes and her principal cast. It will be moderated by Cinema 53 director and UChicago professor of Cinema and Media Studies Jacqueline Stewart.

Receive complimentary tickets to this event when you support the filmmaker's campaign by purchasing any of the t-shirts on her website at

Coquie Hughes is a driving force in the Chicago independent filmmaking community and speaks to issue concerning lesbian and bisexual families in urban African American culture. Her features include Gotta Git My Hair Did (2000), Daughters of the Concrete (2004), If I Wuz Yo Gyrl (2001), and the mockumentary, My Mama Said Yo Mama’s A Dyke (2010) - a fictitious tale of African American teens from urban communities struggling with the fact of having lesbian moms. Hughes is also the founder of TECH ARTS MATTER, a non-profit technology arts organization that provides interactive learning experiences for youth.