Manatomy, written and read by James McDermott, is a wry witty performance poetry film.
Following the experiences of a camp gay boy through adolescence into manhood as he comes of age in Norfolk in the nineties and noughties. The film explores how identity is shaped by parents, place, politics and pop culture and questions how lad culture shapes boys as they grow into men. Poems featured in Manatomy are taken from James McDermott’s poetry collection of the same name published by Burning Eye Books.
"The language, wit, insights, power of expression… Simply magnificent. You don’t have to have grown up gay to love and appreciate this poetry, but it will of course have a special charge, beauty and meaning for those of us who have"Stephen Fry.
“Bold, startling”Julian Clary
“McDermott’s debut delivers us his heart, terrors and triumphs” Luke Wright
Inn Crowd 'After Hours' is an online season of live-literature films
Join us online for a showcase of electrifying new work. These events are free, but donations to the Inn Crowd project are welcomed; all money raised will go directly towards bringing live work back into pubs.
How to view:
Register for the live premiere at Saturday 22 May when James invites you to join him and watch the film.
Alternatively, sign up for a free ticket and watch anytime during the film’s 14-day streaming period.
However you chose to watch, this exciting new content is completely FREE