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Killer Drag Queens on Dope

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The Ivy House

40 Stuart Road

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SE15 3BE

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A tribute to transwoman actor Alexis (Alex) Arquette, who died late last year from cardiac arrest, having lived with HIV for 29 years. Alex was a vocal activist for Trans rights, and when playing gay men earlier in her career (I think I do) was equally assertive for positive gay characters. Mainly involved in underground/Indie movies, she was also a cabaret performer and cartoonist, and greatly loved by other performers.

She appears in ‘Killer Drag Queens on Dope’ under her cabaret performing name, Eva Destruction. She and Omar Alexis play two drugged-up drag queens who are secretly contract killers. The heavies either want to kill them or sleep with them…. This ultra-low budget movie is very much a marmite flick – it’s either a trash classic, if you’re on its wavelength, or a tedious bit of self-indulgence. But both fans and detractors agree that Alex is commanding, luminous.

Showing with Laurel and Hardy’s Twice Two, in which each has a dual role as self and sister, and so they end up marrying each other twice, if you see what I mean. L & H may not have been gay, but they were certainly Queer.

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