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As part of this year’s LGBT History Month Festival It Goes WIth The Shoes will be showing at screens nationwide:

12th Feb  - London. Gala launch at the Embassy Theatre.

Followed by screenings in:


Bournemouth Bradford Brighton Bristol

Cambridge Cardiff Coventry





Leeds Leicester Liverpool Loughborough Luton




Salford Sheffield Stafford


Warwick Wolverhampton


With camp-wit and outrageous humour Bette Bourne:  It Goes With the Shoes, tells the story of gay rights icon, Bette Bourne who took on the establishment with high heels and lipstick, playing a vital role in gay liberation in the 70's & 80's.

With acclaimed playwright Mark Ravenhill as a guide, the film sheds light on a hidden part of gay history: from the early meetings of the Gay Liberation Front, to the first mass gay protests in Europe, to life in a gay drag commune and a European road trip with drag superstars, The Bloolips, a real life, Priscilla Queen of the Desert style adventure.

Bette Bourne: It Goes WIth The Shoes, paints an uproarious and moving portrait of an engaging and charismatic gay hero.

Directors: Jeremy Jeffs & Mark Ravenhill |  UK  |  2013  |  78 mins

Available Formats: Blu-Ray/DVD

An encounter with an unforgettable legend... ... a richly enjoyable exploration of the life of a born performer. The film offers an insight into a passionate and gifted actor who has made a great contribution to gay life, art and politics.


Jeffs and Ravenhill have created a tender evocation of a bygone era, yet also one which remains as relevant today as ever.

Beige Magazine

My favourite film of all time.

Bette Bourne

“This was one of my favourite films of this year’s festival.”

Hussain Currimbhoy, programer Sheffield DocFest

“The best attended LGBT event we’ve ever hosted at the V&A.”

Zoe Clayton, V&A

“Loved @bettebournefilm at the V&A - an amazing piece of social history centred on an incredible individual.”

“Had wonderful evening watching @bettebournefilm. So entertaining and of such importance to LGBT history.”

“The film was everything I hoped it would be and more, both entertaining and important, great combination.”