“Wigstock” at the UHP [Film]

5 Apr

It’s movie night Thursday the 14th, 6:30 in the UHP Club Room!

Wigstock


This 1995 documentary film turns its lens on Wigstock, the annual drag music festival held in New York City’s East Village through the 1980s and 1990s. The film presents a number of performances from the 1994 festival, including Crystal Waters, Deee-Lite, Jackie Beat, Debbie Harry, Leigh Bowery, Joey Arias and the Dueling Bankheads. The film also captures a performance by RuPaul at the height of his mainstream fame.  The film also goes behind the scenes to explore the rehearsal process of such performers as Lypsinka and the “Wigstock Dancers.”  Members of the crew assembling the stage and attendees are interviewed about their experiences at the festival and some of the performers give interviews about the importance of drag and transgressive gender expression in their lives. One memorable moment features Wigstock Mistress of Ceremonies Lady Bunny on the telephone with the city about putting a wig on the Statue of Liberty.

Dinner and a movie with the UHP and the GWLGBTRC!

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