Dear Shaded Viewers,
If you’re in the NY state area this Friday, I would love to see you at my screening that’s part of a Queer film series at KASURI, Hudson’s premiere avant-garde clothing mecca. Headquartered in the former Etsy warehouse, KASURI offers men’s and women’s fashions by Walter Van Beirendonck, Henrik Vibskov, Rick Owens, Comme des Garçons, Issey Miyake, Xuly Bët and more.
I’ll be there in person with my pal Mark Allen, a Hudson-based artist, for a post-screening discussion and Q&A.
Hudson is a lovely, laid-back town about two hours north of NYC that’s become a buzzing hub of cutting-edge art, haute cuisine, antiques and fashion. (It seems like every week, a new boutique opens on Warren Street, Hudson’s main drag.)
“Glennda and Friends was a TV show on Manhattan Public Access in the ’90s that featured drag activist Glennda Orgasm (Glenn Belverio) and weekly guest hosts, including best-selling feminist author Camille Paglia, homopunk director Bruce LaBruce, performance artist Vaginal Davis, drag queen presidential candidate Joan Jett Blakk and go-go boy Mark Allen.
The videos are a pre-internet time capsule of underground Queer and feminist history, and the culture wars of the ’90s, when drag, BDSM, gay public sex, pornography, date rape and gay assimilation were hot-button topics.”