Friday, June 17, 2005

The Lady in Question is Charles Busch

Charles Busch has done damned nearly everything, from creating such theatrical masterpieces as Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and Psycho Beach Party to the silver screen with Die Mommy Die! and then on to Broadway with The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. This documentary, filled with a treasure trove of video recordings of many of Busch's early works, is a must-see for anyone who loves drag queens, movie divas from the 1950's and 1960's, or campy comedy in general.

Besides that, if you look carefully near the very end of the documentary, when Die Mommy Die! premiered at the Castro Theatre in 2003, you can see your faithful reviewer in the audience.

THE LADY IN QUESTION IS CHARLES BUSCH, dir's John Catania & Charles Ignacio, USA 2005, 93 min., video, unrated.

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