Category Archives: drag

Shlumpy Saturday

#harpo #magazine photo shoot for the Hotnuts poster #shlumptember #issue

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dreams can come true: strawberry milk latte #byosm

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sex in her capushitty

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#goodmorning #strawberrymilk #thatsallfolks

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ehm one strawberries mocha latte

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no shlumping

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checking into the party animal hospital #tequilaworm

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Pearls Over Shanghai

On Saturday, Mary Messhausen and myself saw Pearls Over Shanghai, the reproduction of the musical by The Cockettes. The updated version is brought back to the stage 40 years after its debut by The Thrillpeddlers in collaboration with some of the original Cockettes members.

It was great to see original composer Richard “œScrumbly” Koldewyn on the piano and original Cockette Rumi Missabu reprising his role as the evil Madame Gin Sling (photo below). It is such a fun and exciting show, including an opium induced scene played in the dark. Our favourite song is “Apples and Won Ton” sung by Lili Frustrata.

Pearls Over Shanghai is playing in San Francisco until August 1st.
The Thrillpeddlers are currently also playing Hot Greeks, which was the only other scripted book musical by The Cockettes. Now I wish I had seen this one too.

Rumi Missabu as Madame Gin Sling
Photo by David Allen

Mario Montez in Berlin

One of the highlights of the Live Film! Jack Smith! festival of the arsenal cinema in Berlin was seeing and meeting legendary underground superstar Mario Montez, who had not appeared in public for 30 years. Mario started his career with the Jack Smith films Flaming Creatures (as Dolores Flores) and Normal Love before becoming one of he first Warhol superstars.
With Jack Smith, he shared a fascination of 1950’s/60’s gay camp icon Maria Montez, who became the source of inspiration for Mario’s drag name.

More:
Jack Smith on Ubuweb
Mario Montez on Warholstars.org
Article on Mario Montez with some pictures by Avery Willard, 1971


Marc Siegel and Mario Montez at the opening of Live Film! Jack Smith!

The next few photos have images from Mario Montez’ scrapbook projected in the backdrop. The first two are Maria Montez movie posters.


Poster by Jack Smith


Mario with White Pussy (Warhol’s cat)


Tony Conrad in conversation with Mario Montez


Mary Messhausen, Mario Montez, produzentin

Raw at Inside Out

This Friday, get ready for a great night at Inside Out, Toronto’s LGBTTIQQ2S film and video festival.

There is a rare screening of Viola Klein’s movie Raw. Doc Nancy, Toffi and myself play Hortense, Phyllis and Susan, who live in a self-supporting environment, far away from their former stage, the Vanity Ballroom.
Get tickets for this program Friday, May 15th, 7:45pm.

Toffi in Raw

After that, you should just stay at Cinecycle for a screening of The Beaver Trilogy.

Then, take a cab to The Beaver for the afterparty. Mary Messhausen is hosting, Fay Slift is performing with M+M, Will Munro and Alex W are djing. You don’t want to miss that.

Project Title: Drag Holes

Mary and myself have been asked to come up with a project for Pride Toronto. It looks like we’re going to provide nasty entertainment in the afternoon of Saturday, June 27. Today, we’ve sent in our biography:

Mary Messhausen and produzentin were found wandering hand-in-hand
through the woods by a travelling circus troupe at the age of 4.
Raised by the Bearded Lady, these girls learned their tricks by
hustling and bustling from the outskirts of St. John’s to the inner
harbour of Victoria.
Mary and produzentin, 19 and 20 respectively, currently reside in
Toronto, Ontario.

And on the same evening, it is PrideNuts at The Beaver. Can you spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R ?