Friday, 1 October 2010
There's a very special event happening tomorrow night here in Manchester. San Francisco drag legend Peaches Christ is debuting her film "All About Evil" at a very special one-off midnight screening at the Cornerhouse cinema. There is going to be a drag show before the film, a "Gore Couture" beauty contest, songs, dance, love, laughter, blood, death, AND we hear that some concerned community groups are planning to picket the screening! Rip them to shreds, I say.
Tickets are almost gone for this horror spooktacular, so if you do fancy it, be sure to get down early. The film itself is fast gaining a cult reputation, and stars some serious legends like Mink Stole, Natasha Lyonne, Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira Mistress of the Dark), Patrick Bristow (from Showgirls/Austin Powers) and more. It'll be VERY. Here's the Facebook event page:
And here's some more of Peaches in action, in "Children of the Popcorn", where we get to see inside her very special factory of fear(ce):
And as if THAT wasn't enough, Peaches also hosts a midnight-movie screening series called "Midnight Mass", at which each film is accompanied by a corresponding drag show and audience participation is heartily encouraged. You will be delighted to know that they have shown Heathers, but the big show each year, which attracts up to 1500 people (some in costume, some in very little) is none other than Menergy's other favourite film Showgirls!! FEROCHE! There are plans afoot to get a convoy from the UK over to next year's screening. If you need some convincing, here's a report on this year's "Night Of 1000 Showgirls" by the delightful Lady Bear:
There's much more fun, including some great film reviews, behind the scenes action and John Waters over on the Peaches Christ Youtube channel.