This week, FX will treat fans in the LGBTQ community to a special glimpse into one of the most famous feuds in Hollywood history.
FEUD: Bette and Joan, the first installment of the new FX anthology series from Ryan Murphy, tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers. An LGBTQ Screening Series of the premiere episode of FEUD: Bette and Joan kicks off this Sunday, February 19, in Los Angeles at Akbar. In the following days, LGBTQ bars and venues in major markets across the country will also host advanced screenings of the first episode, ahead of the series’ March 5 premiere on FX. A complete list of participating venues is below.
Following this LGBTQ screening series, FX will host additional events to celebrate the series premiere. On Thursday, March 2, Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood will host a themed “Drag Queen Bingo” with “RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars Roxxy Andrews, Willam and Katya Zamolodchikova. Reservations required via TicketWeb, Chris Issacson Presents or by calling 866-468-3399.
The following evening on Friday, March 3, a Drag-tacular Live Concert Event will take place in Los Angeles at the Spectra Lounge by Wolfgang Puck at the Pacific Design Center. Featuring live jazz music, a dance performance and more, the evening will be capped off by drag superstars Bianca Del Rio and Peaches Christ as they perform the Los Angeles debut of Whatever Happened to Bianca Del Rio! Book tickets via TicketWeb, Chris Issacson Presents or by calling 866-468-3399.
Finally, on Saturday, March 4, a special free screening of the original classic What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? will be hosted by Cinespia at the Los Angeles Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The event will include free food and drinks, as well as old Hollywood make-overs from GLAMSQUAD. More information on the sold-out event can be found here.
FEUD: Bette and Joan will premiere on FX on Sunday, March 5 at 10:00pm.
Watch the trailer below
LGBTQ Screening Series venues include:
Sunday, February 19
Los Angeles Akbar 8:00pm; tickets
Monday, February 20
Los Angeles Catalina Jazz Club 8:30pm; tickets
Tuesday, February 21
New York Hardware 8:00pm; tickets
Wednesday, February 22
Los Angeles Revolver 8:00pm; tickets
Miami Georgie’s Alibi Monkey Bar 8:00pm; tickets
Philadelphia Tavern on Camac 8:00pm; tickets
San Francisco Oasis 7:00pm; tickets
D.C. Town 7:00pm; tickets
Thursday, February 23
Atlanta Blake’s on the Park 8:00pm; tickets
Boston AMC Boston Commons 7:00pm; tickets
Chicago Landmark Century Centre Cinema 7:00pm; tickets
Seattle Purr Cocktail Lounge 8:00pm; tickets
ABOUT FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN
FEUD: Bette and Joan tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers.
In addition to Academy Award winners Lange and Sarandon, the cast includes Alfred Molina as the film’s director Robert Aldrich, Stanley Tucci as studio titan Jack Warner, Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, Jackie Hoffman as Crawford’s housekeeper Mamacita, and Alison Wright as Aldrich’s assistant Pauline. Notable guest stars include Dominic Burgess as Crawford and Davis’ co-star Victor Buono, Catherine Zeta-Jones as film star Olivia de Havilland, Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page, Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell and Kiernan Shipka as B.D., Bette Davis’ daughter. Ryan Murphy serves as Executive Producer along with Executive Producers Dede Gardner of Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, Tim Minear and Alexis Martin Woodall. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
ABOUT FX NETWORKS
FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM and the video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 90 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain, Taboo, Legion and the upcoming Snowfall; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD: Bette and Joan and the upcoming Trust; and acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. In 2016, FX received a basic cable record 56 Emmy® Award nominations and a basic cable record 18 wins, including 9 for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 85 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the Emmy® Award winning comedy series Archer, You’re the Worst and Man Seeking Woman. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 56 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming.