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David Hodge/Dusty O talks about THE BOY WHO SAT BY THE WINDOW

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This memoir is of the extraordinary frenetic life of a skinny queer kid who left his home in the grim North of England to ‘find himself in London‘. In the 1980s and 1990s he found himself as a central figure in a colorful larger-than-life hedonistic queer group of non-binary drag queens and soon become known as the Queen of Soho.

He ran Trannyshack his own club night at Madame Jojo’s THE place to party and be seen. There was however another side to Hodge, now known as Dusty O, as at the height of the AIDS pandemic he took a day job as a service worker at The London Lighthouse the purpose-built leading AIDS Hospice, It set him aside from many of his celebrity buddies, and it grounded him enough to be able to move forward to his present life as a very successful artist

Queerguru talked with the disarmingly charming Hodges about this biography that has been getting rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. It’s not just the joyous tale of Hodge’s fascinating roller-coast life but it is a remarkable and essential record queer history of one of the most tumultuous times of our Community’s history.

The Boy Who Sat By the Window: The Story of the Queen of Soho :  David Hodge
https://www.mardlebooks.com/dustyo

 



Amy Jo Jackson talks about her delightfully campy romp THE BRASS MENAGERIE

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Amy Jo Jackson’s  BISTRO AWARD WINNING show The Brass Menagerie is a campy romp through the women of Tennessee Williams…in song! If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to hear Blanche DuBois or Maggie the Cat sing Broadway show tunes, wonder no longer – Amy Jo Jackson brings her rousing belt to these iconic women. Accompanied by Brian Nash on the keys, Amy Jo takes an audience through A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Suddenly Last Summer, The Rose Tattoo, and many more plays by Williams, mashed up with the classic songs of the musical theatre canon.

She talked with Queerguru on the eve of her performances at PTowns Tenessee Williams Theater Festival

 

 

 



Justin Vivian Bond + Anthony Roth Costanzo ONLY AN OCTAVE APART

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London is so very lucky that they are just about to enjoy the remarkable talents of Justin Vivian Bond (‘the greatest cabaret artist of their generation’ The New Yorker) and Anthony Roth Costanzo (the vocally brilliant and dramatically fearless countertenor’ The New York Times) in their smash hit show ONLY AN OCTAVE APART straight from NY

 

This joyous and surprising musical fantasia revels in everything strange and beautiful in the coexistence of contrasts – from Purcell’s 17th century aria “Dido’s Lament” to Dido’s early 2000s hit “White Flag”, from “Autumn Leaves” to “The Waters of March”. Co-created and directed by Zack Winokur and costume design by JW Anderson, Viv and Anthony talked with QUEERGURU on the eve of their month’s engagement at Wilton’s Music Hall

 



Matt Carter talks about his feature film IN FROM THE SIDE a queer romance about winning and losing

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In From The Side is a rare genre of queer movies. It’s a love story set in a gay rugby club. Brit filmmaker #MattCarter’s story is about winning and losing …… on the rugby field and in the bedroom, and it is an enchanting compelling tale that will have you transfixed until the ‘final score” Its currently screening in UK cinemas nationwide & playing in major US Film Fests like Out On Film Reeling Film Fest Seattle Queer Film Festival OUTshine Film Festival etc. Queerguru caught up with him after his UK release to talk about his success

 

 

PS You may also like to check out Queerguru’s full review of the film too : https://queerguru.com/in-from-the-side-a-queer-romance-that-is-about-winning-and-losing/

 

 

 



David Kaplan talks about the 17th Edition of PTown’s Tennessee Festival

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Tennesse Williams will always be a favored son in PTown where he often summered & wrote some of his best work. The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is about to hold its 17th Edition where it celebrates his work with some extraordinary stunning re-interpretations of some of his most well-known pieces and introduces some unknown gems.

 

We talked with a very excited Curator/Co-Founder David Kaplan on what goodies we can expect this year.

 

Plus Abrahamse and Meyer ProductionsMarios MettisPandora GastelumThe Goat Exchange#DennisMonnAmy Jo JacksonLefty Lucy  and Adam Weinstock

 



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