Monday, June 30, 2008
Drag Show Video Verite at Lincoln Center
Drag performance in NYC has a rich and eclectic history! A special project called Drag Show Video Verite, which gathers, preserves and screens rare film and video footage that captures the faces and places on the NYC Drag Scene - offering colorful footage form the 1950s to the Present, providing a Who's Who of NYC Drag performers Past and Present. The Drag Show Video Verite was is the Ultimate NYC Drag Show on video and had its premiere screening at the Bruno Walter theater in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on June 19. I am thrilled to be included in the project, being thrust into the historical archives of New York City and its legendary Drag Performers. Footage form my work as a correspondent on Under the Pink Carpet at The Glammy Awards and at Lips restaurant, a drag eatery in Greenwich Village is proudly show in the Drag Show Video Verite. The show is curated and produced by Dr. Joe E. Jeffreys of New York University and Stony Brook University. Footage of Drag PersonalitiesAdrian, Agnes DeGarron, All-Beef Patty, Lady Bunny, Clover Honey, Dean Johnson, Edie, Flawless Sabrina, Flotillia Debarge, Glenn Marla, Holly Woodlawn, Jayne County, Jacqueline Jonée, Jesse Volt, Joan Jett Blakk, Justin Bond, Linda Simpson, Lypsinka, Mimi Imfurst, Miss Understood, Murray Hill, Rollerina, Rose Wood, Sherry Vine, Sweetie, Sultana, Taylor Mac, Yvonne Lamé, Zondra Fox, and many, many fabulous others was included. We had a fantastic after-party at the legendary Stonewall Inn.