BEAUTIES WITHOUT A CAUSE, Dir. David Weissman
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OPENING NIGHT: More Than Just a Pretty Face - Alt Drag Revolution

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20:00 Fri 10 Jan 2020

ICA Theatre

With RuPaul’s Drag Race’s arrival on the British television circuit, the radical history and provocative spirit of drag has never been more important. Less interested in convention, alternative drag has always been more motivated by pushing boundaries and shattering binaries. In partnership with East London troublemakers Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, we delve into this rich history for an opening night spectacular.

Presenting an evening of film and performance that champions the politics and vitality of these artists, recentering non-binary and trans folx, female queens, drag kings, clowns and witches exploring, exploding and obliterating gender.

Shorts from the treasure trove of drag in the ‘80s and ‘90s are in direct conversation with some of London’s most invigorating performers Baby Lame (host), That Ray, Wesley Dykes, Drag Syndrome, and Lilly Snatchdragon - all interspersed with projections from the archive of legendary London-born club kid Jeffrey Hinton.


We’re committed to making our live events as accessible as possible. If you have specific seating requests or need early access, please get in touch with Helen MacKenzie in advance at access@shortfilms.org.uk.

ICA

The Mall, St James's
SW1Y 5AH
020 7930 3647
Full £13-4 / Concessions £11-2 / Blue Members £7-8

Access

Please find all access information here, or drop a line to Helen MacKenzie at access@shortfilms.org.uk for more information or special requests.

  • BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

    Jesse Hultberg, David Wojnarowicz 7 mins (US, 1988)

    Jesse Hultberg makes herself up, leaves the city, convenes with nature, and disappears.
  • BEAUTIES WITHOUT A CAUSE

    David Weissmann 7 mins (US, 1986)

    "Four queens go on the rampage for a night of crime, fast cars, slapstick and sticking it to the man. With the Four Beauties: Tommy Pace, Teena Rosen, Theresa McGinley, and Lulu"
  • 21ST CENTURY NUNS

    Tom Stephan 10 mins (UK, 1994)

    Documentary about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an order of gay, male nuns, whose goal is to "expiate all stigmatic guilt and promulgate universal joy..." and whose work covers areas including protests and demonstrations, safer sex education and providing ritual to the gay population.