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 Lighthousethe 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.
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
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 FilmReeling Film FestSeattle Queer Film FestivalOUTshine Film Festival etc. Queerguru caught up with him after his UK release to talk about his success
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.