FILTHY GORGEOUS TRANNYSHACK
Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story
In The Flesh and On The Screen
One Night Only – June 8th 2006
The Slipper Room (167 Orchard St. @ Stanton)
AMC Loews 34th St Theater 13
Once upon a time in a land, far, far away, the legendary Trannyshack was born. Now, after ten years of packed nights at the infamous Stud Bar, international notoriety and talk shows galore, San Francisco’s one-and-only Trannyshack will hit New York in the flesh and on the screen. Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story plays Thursday June 8th at 10:15 at AMC Loews 34th St Theater 13 as part of NewFest 2006. In conjunction with the New York Premiere. Trannyshack the club will relocate to The Slipper Room (167 Orchard St. @ Stanton) for a one-night-only star studded extravaganza.
Conceived by drag queen Heklina a decade ago as a way to honor friends lost to AIDS, Trannyshack has become an institution for its city and a fertile testing ground of creativity where performers combat tired old ideas of drag with outrageous acts of art. After so many fantastic years in San Francisco, it is only natural to want to spread the love…among other things! Trannyshack has hosted packed houses in Los Angeles, London, Reno Nevada and now New York!
In The Flesh: Join Trannyshack creator Heklina and co-host D’Arcy Drollinger as they usher in the glamour and the depravity. Performances by Trannyshack veterans as well as local faves include: Ana Matronic, Sherry Vine, Electro the Pop & Lock King, Faux Pas, Renttecca, Miss Trannyshack 2005 Coco Canal, Tai Chi, Christy Love and of course Heklina and D’Arcy. With Special guest DJ Seth.
On The Screen: Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story, Directed by Sean Mullens. Produced by Deena Davenport is a portrait of a place and a high-concept – The film recounts the history of Trannyshack, with performances from fabled theme nights such as the delirious “Cracked Out Divas,” and “Weapons of Ass Destruction,” not to mention the horror show “Serial Killer Night.” Scores of performers past and present, including Justin Bond from Kiki & Herb and Ana Matronic from the Scissor Sisters, comment on their experiences there, and tons of shocking clips give us all a taste of this unique drag haven (87 min).
The Club: Thursday June 8th at The Slipper Room 167 Orchard St. – Doors at 10PM – Show at 12:30 - $7
The Film: Thursday June 8th at AMC Loews 34th St Theater 13 @ 8th Ave. 10:15 - $12
www.trannyshack.com – www.slipperroom.com - www.newfest.org