4:30pm, Saturday 10 Nov

Muse, Kingston


Hosted by Muse


British-born actor, author and activist Harry Cook began acting in his early teens before scoring a breakthrough role opposite Academy Award winner Geena Davis at age seventeen. On the surface it looked like he was living the perfect Hollywood life, but on the inside he was a mess. At the time, being gay was still viewed by many as something to be ashamed of. It wasn’t long before the conflict between Harry’s outer and inner lives saw him enter rehab when he was just nineteen. At 22 Harry came out publicly on his YouTube channel in a now infamous video that went viral overnight: he was front page news in the Australia, the UK and the USA. Since then he has been at the forefront of LGBTQI activism and he returned to Australia to support the fight for marriage equality. ‘Pink Ink’ is a memoir of Harry’s years in Hollywood, his addiction and life after rehab. It’s a story of love and marriage, equality and, ultimately, resilience and self-acceptance – because there is nothing more important than being exactly who you are.