Geek Girls (documentary film)

Geek Girls (documentary film)

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Cunningham Memorial Library, Events Area




(812) 237-2606


Film showing, host/discussion: Robin Crumrin, Dean, Library Services Nerdy women - the "hidden half" of fan culture - open up about their lives in the world of conventions, video games, and other rife-with-misogyny pop culture touchstones. While geek communities have recently risen to prominence, very little attention is paid to geek women.

Filmmaker Gina Hara, struggling with her own geek identity, explores the issue with a cast of women who live geek life up to the hilt: A feminist geek blogger, a convention-trotting cosplayer, a professional gamer, a video-game nerdom, GEEK GIRLS shows both the exhilaration of newfound community and the ennui of being ostracized. These women, striving in their respective professions and passions, face the cyberbullying, harassment, and sexism that permeates the culture and the industry at large. A rich conversation-starter for any class on pop culture and feminism.

Part of Women's History Month Colloquium. Full schedule available at

SPONSORS: Department of Multimedia Studies/Gender Studies Program, Cunningham Memorial Library, Women¹s Resource Center, Office of the President