A Quick Chat w/ Sav Rodgers!
On his new film, meeting our idols, and the queer film canon
It’s always so rad when the things we dug so much in our youth show up in our adult futures in a far more connected way. As queer folks, maybe we watch films sometimes with different eyes. Not all of us are reading between the lines of the dialogue, or are deeply connecting with a character but a lot of us did. I did — and so did Sav Rodgers. In his new film Chasing Chasing Amy, he explores his connection to the 1997 Kevin Smith film Chasing Amy.
We watch as he smiles taking us on tours of places from the film, see him get to chat with the director himself, and see his feelings and connections to the film evolve into something way bigger. Part of my plan, when I was Culture Editor at Autostraddle, was to explore parts of the queer pop culture canon after they had big anniversaries. To invite queer folks who had serious connections with these things to let us know how they felt about those things today. So I came up with “It’s Your Anniversary!” and had folks talk about the music, plays, and of course films all these years later.