tirsdag 5. august 2008

Squeezebox! The Movie

Once upon a time (like the mid-'90s), a party promoter
named Michael Schmidt had a novel idea:
drag queens dumping the lipsynching routine
to sing rock and roll live onstage.
No one knew what to expect when they first
opened the doors to Don Hill's
on the fateful night that
SqueezeBox! was born in downtown Manhattan.

The drag queens rocked New York nightlife
in a way no one had ever seen before.
But what began as a place for queer misfits
who'd rather hear a guitar riff
than a disco beat turned into a pansexual free-for-all.
Straight or gay. Preppy or punk.
Man or woman (or somewhere in between).
All were welcome at SqueezeBox!
as long as they were there to have fun.

Here are a few clips from the recent documentary:

Karen Black

Jayne County

cuh-raazy - can't wait to see it!

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