Monday, March 10, 2008
Gays and Dolls: Beyond Camp
Broadway may not go for Booze and Dope, but Hollywood does! Brace yourselves because our backyard is going to be filled with pill popping party girls this March the 29th. Its that time again ladies and gentlemen, the boys of Gay Gardens invite you to another fun filled screening night under the stars! This time with with a more intoxicating style. Its time to gay it up, booze it up, slap a few people, and run like hell either from a deranged drug addled psychopath, or just ourselves... Liza, Neely, Anne, The Carrie Nations, and maybe even Nomi.... The gangs all here. Pop a pill, and sit back for a night of fun and camp.
Pre-show starts at 7pm: "Liza With A Z" (1972)
Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse from 1972. She performs such songs as the title number, "Liza with a 'Z'" and "Son of a Preacher Man". The concert concludes with a medley of songs from the film Cabaret and countless numbers to raise your gay-meter. This is a must see for one and all regardless of what you thought of her mother.
Our Feature Presentations:
"Valley of the Dolls" (1967)
A cinematic take on a 1960s best-seller, Valley of the Dolls traces the ups and downs of three young women as fame, booze, pills, and men consume their lives.
"Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" (1970)
A hip and happenin' all girl rock group head to LA to claim lead-singer Kelly's inheritance and make it (and make it) in LA. They immediately fall under the spell of rock'n'roll Svengali, the 'Teen Tycoon' of rock Ronnie 'Z-Man' Barzell, and other rapacious Hollywood party types as lustful porno actress Ashley St Ives, ravenous lesbian Roxanne and shady lawyer Porter Hall. Soon the girls fall into a morass of drugs and deceit as their recording success soars. It takes several tragedies to make them stop and think... but is it too late? This is a sequel only in name to its predecessor, and was actually written by film critic Roger Ebert.
Possible Mid-night snack: "Showgirls" (1995)
Nomi Malone sets out for Las Vegas to become a showgirl. After working as a stripper, she gets her big break at a chorus line audition for the Stardust Casino production, 'Goddess.' She soon finds out that 'showbiz' is a rough-and-tumble world--is she tough enough to claw her way to the top? And if so, is it really worth it?
Again, all who wish to attend are welcome. If you want to come and need directions etc. let me know! As always, films are subject to change.
When: Saturday March 29th The pre-show will start promptly at 7pm.
How: Contact me if you need info. Please bring a lawn chair if you have one, some booze or whatever you want to drink, and a sense of humor. We'll have the fire pit going as usual and look forward to seeing you all!
"When does ANY party start? When you get there!"