Anime Club trouble and planning to show Utena
Excuse the long post, but I have a bit of a problem on my hands.
A few months ago I took up leadership of the anime club at my school. I was appointed by the previous leader, but unfortunately most people who attended last year were seniors. So I basically took up the club with almost no remaining members. I've been having difficulty attracting/keeping members. I wanted the position because I take anime quite seriously, (unlike the previous leader) and wanted to showcase older and hidden gems to casuals who only watch contemporary stuff. Basically I wanted to get causal anime fans to to watch stuff they other wise wouldn't. I've discovered that my serious, almost academic approach to anime is not a popular one. Apparently most people who attended the first few sessions wanted something more than watching and discussing anime. Again, for a pretentious and critical anime viewer as myself I couldn't understand this. I had always wanted the previous leader to do this, as he mostly used the club as a hang out for his other senior friends. He didn't take anime seriously and almost all of the last year attenders did not show up for anime related reasons. I thought I could attract new members by doing the opposite, taking anime seriously. That doesn't work much better though.
As a final scheme before I just give up, I want to attract non-anime fans to the club. This is where Utena comes into play. The Gay Straight Allince and LGBT is pretty prominent at my school. I also know that there are many passionate feminists at my school. Considering that Utena is an anime that deals with the themes of gender and sexuality, I was thinking of advertising anime club's airing of it to them. Anime casuals may not want to discuss sexuality and gender in anime, but I'm sure feminists and the GSA will.
Here are images of the fliers I plan on putting up:
Is marketing Utena to Feminists and the GSA a prudent idea? If that doesn't work than what can I do to attract and keep members?
Constructive criticism and advise is what I am looking for.