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Pride Movie Night: Kinky Boots

The Flicks and the Boise Choruses are co-hosting a screening Wednesday, June 14

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The list of LGBTQ-themed films is long, but one of the most heart (and toe)-warming is the 2005 independent British smash hit Kinky Boots, directed by Julian Jarrold. The film inspired a 2013 Tony award-winning Broadway musical of the same name, with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

Based on a true story, Kinky Boots cobbles together the touching and often-hilarious tale of young Charlie (Joel Edgerton) who inherits his family's floundering shoe factory. To save the generations-old factory from being shut down, Charlie—with help from drag queen Lola (Chiwetel Ejiofor) begins making custom footwear for drag queens.

To help launch Boise Pride Festival 2017, The Flicks and the Boise Choruses are co-hosting a screening of Kinky Boots (which is rated PG-13) on Wednesday, June 14 for Pride Movie Night.

Tickets are only $10 and, according to the sponsors, "sexy shoes and outrageous outfits are highly encouraged."


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