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Culture, The Exhibitionist Drag Strip: Peaches Christ puts her own spin on <i>Showgirls! The Musical!</i>

Drag Strip: Peaches Christ puts her own spin on Showgirls! The Musical!

In 1995 cult flick Showgirls, Vegas stripper Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) dreams of kicking off her hooker heels and thrusting her way into a major burlesque revue. With Showgirls! The Musical!, starring April Kidwell as the exotic dancer turned showgirl,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Drink Your (Expired?) Juice at <i>Stale Magnolias</i>

Drink Your (Expired?) Juice at Stale Magnolias

One of the more quotable films of the late '80s, Steel Magnolias has a cast that feels like a once-per-century cosmic alignment: Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Darryl Hannah, and doomed diabetic daughter Julia Roberts (along…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: Heklina

I AM YOUR QUEEN: Heklina

Welcome to the final installment of I AM YOUR QUEEN, a nightmarish pageant of beauty offset with the occasional glimmer of nightmarish spectacle. We conclude this Pride Month series by handing the microphone to a genuine legend, even by the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: D'Arcy Drollinger

I AM YOUR QUEEN: D'Arcy Drollinger

Welcome to I AM YOUR QUEEN, an ill-conceived and constantly regrettable Pride Month spectacular that nonetheless manages to discover fascinating tidbits about the sexiest drag performers in the Bay Area. D'Arcy Drollinger has legs up to ya-ya, as anyone…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: Laundra Tyme

I AM YOUR QUEEN: Laundra Tyme

Welcome to I AM YOUR QUEEN, a periodically reoccurring swamp of discarded beauty products from which mermaids, naiads, and sea-vixens of the night occasionally emerge.  Laundra Tyme dated a guy she met on Grindr the year before she started doing…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: Black Benatar

I AM YOUR QUEEN: Black Benatar

Welcome to I AM YOUR QUEEN, a Pride Month hootenanny that sidles right up to San Francisco's biggest drag superstars, whispers unctuous praise in their ears to get their attention, and grips them by the wrist until they spill it.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: Sue Veneer

I AM YOUR QUEEN: Sue Veneer

Welcome to I AM YOUR QUEEN, a thoroughly disturbing feature on The Exhibitionist that holds a scanning electron microscope  up to San Francisco's baddest drag performers to see if they exist in other dimensions or warp space-time and other…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: Raya Light

I AM YOUR QUEEN: Raya Light

Welcome to I AM YOUR QUEEN, a Pride Month series that lets San Francisco's raddest drag performers tell the world a li'l bit about themselves. In the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, it's more important than ever to give…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: Terri Twatwaffle

I AM YOUR QUEEN: Terri Twatwaffle

Welcome to I AM YOUR QUEEN, a Pride Month shebeen at the Exhibitionist where we ask San Francisco's most outspoken drag personae to give us their unfiltered opinions about bitches. We don't necessarily ask that specifically, but sometimes, that's what…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: Sue Casa

I AM YOUR QUEEN: Sue Casa

Welcome to I AM YOUR QUEEN, a puked-in clutch purse of information about the usually insane, occasionally inane drag personalities that light up San Francisco when it's otherwise under darkness. We turn our attention today to one of the chattiest,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: Phatima Rude

I AM YOUR QUEEN: Phatima Rude

Welcome to I AM YOUR QUEEEN,  recurring feature on the Exhibitionist that gets uncomfortably close with luminaries from the Bay Area's drag scene, to the point where not even light can escape. "Drag can kill," says Phatima Rude.  She is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: Cash Monet

I AM YOUR QUEEN: Cash Monet

Welcome to I AM YOUR QUEEN, a Pride Month series on the Exhibitionist that combs through the drag demimonde to sift out the true movers and shakers from those who merely jiggle a lot. It's not altogether clear whether…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: K Color

I AM YOUR QUEEN: K Color

Welcome to I Am Your Queen, a Pride Month feature here at the Exhibitionist that lifts up the proverbial rock on the Bay Area's drag scene and takes diagnostic samples of the glitter trails left by queens scuttling back…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Compton's Cafeteria at 50: Daughters of a Riot Traces Queer Lineages to 1966

Compton's Cafeteria at 50: Daughters of a Riot Traces Queer Lineages to 1966

The Stonewall Riot has entered the popular consciousness as the dawn of the LGBT riots movement, and although the film was widely panned (and boycotted) for rewriting history, President Obama's move to incorporate the site as a national park…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Big Hair and Gleefully Dubious Taste in Oasis' <i>Above and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls</i>

Big Hair and Gleefully Dubious Taste in Oasis' Above and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

This is my happening and it freaks me out! So goes the most famous line in the inexplicably weird 1970 quasi-parodic non-sequel to Valley of the Dolls, Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Spoken by rock impresario Z-Man Barzett…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist RuPaul's Battle of the Season Pit Stops in San Francisco

RuPaul's Battle of the Season Pit Stops in San Francisco

This wasn’t supposed to be about Prince. On Thursday night, people of all shapes and sizes crowded into San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom, united by their fandom for the television phenomenon known as RuPaul’s Drag Race. Eight seasons on, the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Peaches Christ Resurrects Midnight Mass with <i>The Final Girls</i>

Peaches Christ Resurrects Midnight Mass with The Final Girls

Since closing Midnight Mass in 2011with '80s horror classic Sleepaway Camp, princess of darkness Peaches Christ has longed to resurrect the popular late-night film series at the Bridge Theatre.  So when she was approached by longtime friends Joshua Miller…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bowie Tributes at the Castro Theatre and Oasis Proved What We Already Knew All Along

Bowie Tributes at the Castro Theatre and Oasis Proved What We Already Knew All Along

In the weeks since David Bowie’s death, the world has been in mourning. Losing Bowie was a shock, because if Marvel movies have taught us anything, it’s that heroes cannot die. His fans — a dazzlingly eclectic group of every…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Imagine: A Gay Man Living With Two Women! <i>Three's Company Live!</i> Hits Oasis

Imagine: A Gay Man Living With Two Women! Three's Company Live! Hits Oasis

One of the best bars in SoMA is the Fez Room at Oasis — unless the Regal Beagle opens in its stead.  Starting Feb. 25, Oasis will stage a line-by-line drag re-enactment of the one of the most ridiculously…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist R.I.P. Trans Rights Heroine and San Francisco Drag Sensation Nikki Starr

R.I.P. Trans Rights Heroine and San Francisco Drag Sensation Nikki Starr

UPDATE: This post has been changed to emphasize Star's gender identity as a trans woman of color. Last week, San Francisco's trans community mourned the loss of a true civil rights pioneer, and the drag community the passing of one…
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