5 Christmas Specials To Exhaust Your Family This Holiday
Film

5 Christmas Specials To Exhaust Your Family This Holiday

Ho Ho HO-eeello, dearest Filthy Dreams readers!! And a hap-hap-happy holidays to you! Come in and grab yourself a glass of nog. What’s that? You don’t like a drink that tastes like alcoholic pancake batter? Well, shoot it down anyway–Christmas isn’t about taste. Naturally–being Christmas, I thought I’d herald in the birth of Santa with … Continue reading

Trigger Warning! Lady Bunny Takes On The ‘Queerer Than Thou’ Wars In ‘Trans-Jester’
Drag

Trigger Warning! Lady Bunny Takes On The ‘Queerer Than Thou’ Wars In ‘Trans-Jester’

“It might trigger an education!” quips Lady Bunny in her ongoing one-drag queen show Trans-Jester at Stonewall. While a punchline addressing the eye roll-inducing demand for trigger warnings in college classes (What book do you start with–Grapes of Wrath? That ending does deserve some sort of warning), Bunny could be referencing her entire show, which takes … Continue reading

You Are Invited To–Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980
Art

You Are Invited To–Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980

  Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers and fellow filth fanatics! It’s about the right time to announce what your co-founder Emily Colucci and intrepid contributor Osman Yerebakan have been working hard on since December 2013. As you know, Filthy Dreams was originally conceptualized as a sleazy bar before we lowered our expectations and started … Continue reading

Our World Was All A Stage For Her Transgressive Ways: On Linda Simpson’s ‘Pages’
Books

Our World Was All A Stage For Her Transgressive Ways: On Linda Simpson’s ‘Pages’

As legendary New York drag queen and Downtown drag documentarian Linda Simpson writes in her debut photographic publication Pages, describing her friend and subject of the book, the provocative transgender performer Page, “I first laid eyes on Page in the spring of 1990, when my friend Tabboo! rented a video of the documentary What Sex … Continue reading

Not Your Grandmother’s (But Maybe Your Drag Mother’s) Slideshow
Art

Not Your Grandmother’s (But Maybe Your Drag Mother’s) Slideshow

Packed into a crowded theater at Dixon Place (one of my favorite performance venues in the city as well as the site of the infamous Great Marion and Emily Moistini incident of 2010) on Thursday night for the incredibly-named Drag Explosion, I was riveted witnessing drag legend Linda Simpson narrate slideshows of her photographs of the late 80s and early 90s drag scene like your sassy-but-sweet aunt showing family photographs on Don Draper’s favorite Kodak carrousel. Continue reading