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Opening Film: Wig

Tue Nov 12, 20:30

Film, Rio Cinema, £11.5 / £9.5 con

From an impromptu performance for no one in particular in Tompkins Square Park Bandshell in 1984, to the DIY community festival that became a mecca for performers, who ‘dragged’ the art form from counterculture to the mainstream we see today, Wig is the inspiring history of Wigstock. Not settling on being just another glossy accolade, this documentary isn’t afraid to throw some shade in bringing this inter-generational story to life, with a close look at how these queens influence queerness, art, and identity today.

dir. Chris Moukarbel | USA | 2019 | 89min
with Lady Bunny, Charlene Incarnate, Flotilla DeBarge, Kevin Aviance, Neil Patrick Harris, Willam, Linda Simpson, Naomi Smalls, Tabboo!
UK Premiere

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Presented in partnership with Louche - a bold new independent print magazine about drag and queer performance culture, its past, present and future.

Join us before and after (until 2AM)  the screening next door at Dalston Superstore mid-week queer paradise Tenderfoot with Marie Malarie with a rotation of special guest debuts! Bring your WIG ticket for special drinks deal.

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