QUEER/ART/FILM: She (1935 version, hosted by Holly Woodlawn!)

We’ve welcomed many amazing guests to Queer/Art/Film, but our guest for June is by far the most legendary we’ve ever had present a film: Holly Woodlawn! The iconic star of Paul Morrissey’s Trash, subject of Lou Reed’s classic anthem “Walk on The Wild Side”, author and cabaret performer joins us for a very special presentation of her favorite film: the 1935 version of She, a high-camp fantasy spectacle from Merian C. Cooper (producer of King Kong.) Dashing explorer Randolph Scott goes looking for the Fountain of Life and winds up in a magic Art-Deco kingdom ruled by the beautiful She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed aka Queen Hash-A-Mo-Tep (both of which would make KILLER drag queen names.) “She” bathes in fire to stay young and gorgeous, and becomes convinced that Scott needs to join her for a flame-filled dip! The character of “She” inspired Walt Disney’s Evil Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs — and, of course, Holly Woodlawn! Join Ms. Woodlawn and find out more about why she adores She, plus drinks and revelry after the show!
Dir. Lansing C. Holden & Irving Pichel, 1935, 35mm, 102 min.

Watch the trailer for “She”!

Watch a riotous early ’70s interview with Holly Woodlawn!
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