Montreal’s “Barbie Expo” is Kitsch Heaven: A (Mostly) Photo Essay
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Montreal’s “Barbie Expo” is Kitsch Heaven: A (Mostly) Photo Essay

“I just want to be perfect,” says Karen Carpenter in the recording studio, played by a Barbie doll fashioned by director Todd Haynes in, what I would argue, is still his best film, Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. Thanks to Haynes’s deranged casting choice, Barbie is a flawless proxy for Karen Carpenter, the wholesome clear-voiced … Continue reading

Wet Your Lips and Make Love to the Camera: Filthy Dreams’ 59th Venice Biennale Arte Fashion Report
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Wet Your Lips and Make Love to the Camera: Filthy Dreams’ 59th Venice Biennale Arte Fashion Report

On location of the 59th Venice Biennale Arte Preview for Filthy Dreams! In the next weeks, I’ll post an in-depth review of the main exhibition, The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani with anecdotes about accompanying national pavilions. First impression: EXTRAORDINARY! GROUNDBREAKING! But first, a FASHION REPORT: It’s impossible to see/experience this year’s Biennale … Continue reading

Trump’s New 45 Wine & Whiskey Is the Best Bar for Considering the End of America
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Trump’s New 45 Wine & Whiskey Is the Best Bar for Considering the End of America

“Watch the wire.” That’s what I was warned as I maneuvered my way around marble-topped tables and White House gewgaws at the new 45 Wine & Whiskey Bar, a Trump-themed Trump bar at Trump Tower on a recent Friday night, trying to reach two plush high-backed dusty magenta chairs that wouldn’t look out of place … Continue reading

The Wonder World Of Make Believe: The Hollywood Museum Is Fandom’s Most Important Institution
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The Wonder World Of Make Believe: The Hollywood Museum Is Fandom’s Most Important Institution

What is it about Los Angeles that inspires madness? Is it the consistently, unchanging beautiful weather? The constant void of those clear blue skies that would make André Gide sigh? Those palm trees perpetually swaying in the ocean breeze? The respiratory system-suffocating smog? Is it the Manson in the air? Or is it the ever-present … Continue reading

Mama Does ‘Night of 1,000 Elvises’ at the Andy Warhol Museum
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Mama Does ‘Night of 1,000 Elvises’ at the Andy Warhol Museum

Co-Founder’s Note: Well, hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers. Against my better judgment, I’ve encouraged my mother–Mama as she demands to be called–to cover yet another event for Filthy Dreams. This time, it’s the Andy Warhol Museum’s benefit Night of 1000 Elvises. Of course, being an admitted Elvis fanatic myself, I couldn’t stand to miss … Continue reading

…And The Rest Is Drag: Key West Art & Historical Society’s ‘What A Drag!’
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…And The Rest Is Drag: Key West Art & Historical Society’s ‘What A Drag!’

“I was twenty two years old when I first arrived in Key West, it truly was an amazing place to be. Drinks at Claire’s, tanning on the Pier, playing Pac Man at Delmonico’s and of course, dancing at The Monster. Tea Dance at LaTeDa’s and those boring yet somehow comforting nights at Papillon’s.” –Luc from … Continue reading

Mama Does The Furry Convention…Well, From A Bar Across The Street
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Mama Does The Furry Convention…Well, From A Bar Across The Street

Filthy Dreams Editor’s Note: From yiffing to erotic Furry illustrations (warning–don’t Google) to men in suits with tails attached wandering through Downtown Pittsburgh, Anthrocon is a yearly dose of be-furred hilarity in a city that already tends toward the surreal. Unfortunately stuck in New York and missing this year’s annual gawking at the Furries, I asked … Continue reading

Honest To Goodness, Indiana: Filthy Dreams’ Hoosier Travel Yelp Diary
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Honest To Goodness, Indiana: Filthy Dreams’ Hoosier Travel Yelp Diary

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! Why don’t you settle in for a Rail Splitter…or six! As you may have noticed, faithful filth fanatics, we took a short break from blogging about trash and other sleaze last week as we took a trip into the heart of Hoosier country. That’s right–As the rest of the … Continue reading