In a few hours I’m fleeing NYC’s heat wave for California.   Gonna spend a couple of days in San Fran-Sissy-Co, then meeting my Mom at my godparents who live in a cute little town right on the Pacific Ocean.  Gonna hang with the oldsters, and I’m looking forward to some R & R.

I’ve been working nonstop these past few weeks putting together “The Drag Explosion,” my photo collection of NYC’s bygone drag scene.  And I’m thrilled to report that my first full-fledged presentation at Dixon Place was a smash success. 

 

Me on stage at Dixon Place talking about a photo of... Me!
Me on stage at Dixon Place talking about a photo of… Me!

 

The standing-room only crowd was incredibly enthusiastic, and I’m very encouraged to do more events.  Yahoo!

The feedback included this very perceptive review by writer Emily Colucci at her arts blog Filthy Dreams.  Yay! 

Okay, gotta run and pack for my trip!  Am I bringing drag attire?  No!  I’m on vacation!

 

(Twitter photo from Alexis Blair Penney.)

 

A glorious queendom rules once more in “The Drag Explosion,” a slideshow extravaganza of my photos of New York City’s momentous drag scene from the late 1980s to the mid ’90s. 

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 Check it out!

I’ve launched a website, TheDragExplosion!

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But how I really want to show my photos is through live presentations. 

My first full-length presentation is on Thursday, July 11th, at Dixon Place performance space—on a big screen!

Journey back, back into time, as I recall how NYC’s wiggy subculture transformed from an underground phenomenon into a mainstream sensation!

WORLD PREMIERE!

THE DRAG EXPLOSION!

Thursday, July 11th, at 7:30PM

Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St

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