July 11, 2008


Drag Show Video Verite screens again in NYC Monday, July 14, 2008 8pm at Lincoln Center.

It’s the ultimate New York City drag show…on video tape. And what a LINE-UP!

After a SRO premiere at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium earlier this summer, the all new edition of Drag Show Video Verite will screen again in NYC, Monday, July 14 at 8pm. The screening is part of the Fresh Fruit Festival (http://www.freshfruitfestival.com) and will take place at the LGBT Center (208 West 13th Street). Tickets are $10 general admission and can be purchased at the door or at http://www.theatermania.com.

A short trailer for Drag Show Video Vérité is posted on YouTube and may be found at the following link or searching Drag Show Video Verite on the site. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69jWvI4kuZ4

Drag Show Video Vérité gathers and screens rare film and video that documents the faces and places, past and present, of New York City’s vibrant drag scene. This year’s all new edition offers more colorful and never before publicly screened footage from the 1950s to the present and offers a who’s who of NYC’s male and female impersonators.

Performers from back in the day to yesterday and tomorrow are featured in a barrage of clips. From Jewel Box Revue performer Dorian and Warhol Superstars Holly Woodlawn and Jackie Curtis to Flawless Sabrina, Rollerena, Lady Bunny, Murray Hill, La JohnJoseph, Justin Bond, Jesse Volt, Joan Jett Blakk, Glenda Orgasm, Agnes de Garron, Clover Honey, Jayne County, Lypsinka, Glenn Marla, Linda Simpson, Flotilla de Barge, Sister Tui, Tabboo!, Sweetie, Sherry Vine, and Rose Wood (plus many more), Drag Show Video Vérité serves a long list of marquee drag names. (See more complete list below.)

Of special note in this year’s screening is the premiere of Taylor Mac’s music video “If You See Something Say Something” and a rare 1965 8mm film by Avery Willard documenting the 82 Club’s Adrian performing his scandalous Salome dance.

Drag historian Joe E. Jeffreys serves as the documentary’s producer and director and again teams with independent filmmaker Seth S. Hauer as editor.

Read an interview with Jeffreys about the project at: NAKEDCITY

Join the drag happy crowd this July 14 at the Fresh Fruit Festival screening of Drag Show Video Verite.

“Brings back those halcyon, hairsprayed days and nights” Time Out New York, Lawrence Ferber, June 2007.

Drag Show Video Verite features rare footage of:
Adrian, Joey Arias, Joan Jett Blakk, Justin Bond, Bette Bourne, Lady Bunny, Frankie Cocktail, Lavinia Co-op, Jayne County, Lance Cruce, Jackie Curtis, Flotilla DeBarge, Agnes de Garron, Mo B. Dick, Sister Dimension, Dorian, Dred, Edie, Ethyl Eichelberger, Misstress Formika, Zondra Foxx, Mitzi Gaymor, Ginger, Oswaldo Gomez, Murray Hill, Clover Honey, Buster Hymen, Mimi Imfurst, Java, La JohnJoseph, Jacqueline Jonée, Labio, Yvonne Lame, David Leslie, Lypsinka, Dean Johnson, Ron Jones, John Kelly as Dagmar Onassis, Taylor Mac, Agosto Machado, Legs Malone, Glenn Marla, Shelly Mars, Glenda Orgasm, Sir Pat, All-Beef Patty, Hapi Phace, Rajene, Devlin Rains, Tanya Ransom, Rollerena, Wilhelmina Ross, Flawless Sabrina, Paul Shaw, Ariel Sinclair, Linda Simpson, Chico Soda, Sultana, Sweetie, Switch n’ Play, Tabboo!, Chris Tanner, Diane Torr, Sister Tui, Miss Understood, Lahoma Van Zandt, Sherry Vine, Jesse Volt, Julie Wheeler, Rose Wood, Holly Woodlawn and many, many more.