Rumi Missabu of The Cockettes

I, Cockette, an event which will be held on 2nd April 2010 in New York at the LGBT Center hosted by Rumi Missabu  of The Cockettes – legendary flamboyant San Francisco ensemble of hippies – women, gay men, and babies – which during the late Sixties and Seventies decked out in gender-bending drag and tons of glitter for a series of legendary midnight musicals  as Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma and “Pearls over Shanghai”, featuring elaborate costumes, rebellious sexuality, and exuberant chaos, celebrated by the feature length documentary made by David Weissman and Bill Weber – including rare screenings of The Cockettes – as “Tree, your sap beats gently against mine”, “Palace 1971” and “Elevator girls in bondage” – along with new work by filmmakers Ben Wa, Joe Jeffreys and Robert Oppel and also performances of Francois Chaignaud. A not to be missed happening to enjoy a night of glamour and anarchy!


The Cockettes

I, Cockette, un evento che si terrà il 2 aprile 2010 a New York presso il LGBT Center , presentato da Rumi Missabu delle Cockettes – leggendario gruppo flamboyant di San Francisco di hippies – donne, gay e bambini – che alla fine degli anni Sessanta ed all’inizio anni Settanta si è ornata di travestimenti drag e tonnellate di glitter per una serie di indimenticabili musical quali Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma and “Pearls over Shanghai”in cui protagonisti erano costumi elaborati, ribelle sessualità ed esuberante chaos, celebrata dal documentario realizzato da David Weissman e Bill Weber – che include rare proiezioni delle The Cockettes – quali “Tree, your sap beats gently against mine”, “Palace 1971” e “Elevator girls in bondage” – unitamente al nuovo lavoro dei registi Ben Wa, Joe Jeffreys e Robert Oppel ed anche la performance di Francois Chaignaud. Un appuntamento imperdibile per godersi una notte di glamour e anarchia!