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Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis Details


Directed by [[Performer~P399399~Craig B. Highberger~craighighberger]] and narrated by [[Performer~P114336~Lily Tomlin~lilytomlin]], Superstar in a Housedress offers a unique retrospective of the late avant-garde actor and female impersonator [[Performer~P123819~Jackie Curtis~jackiecurtis]], who was discovered in the 1960s by experimental filmmaker [[Performer~P115970~Andy Warhol~andywarhol]]. In addition to rare clips of [[Performer~P123819~Curtis~jackiecurtis]] in various underground stage productions, the documentary is supplemented by a surprising amount of never-before-seen archival footage, scenes from [[Feature~V134513~Women in Revolt~womeninrevolt]] and [[Feature~V17767~Flesh~flesh]], and candid stories about [[Performer~P123819~Curtis~jackiecurtis]] from those who knew her best in her heyday. Among the interviewees are [[Performer~P16668~Joe Dallesandro~joedallesandro]], [[Performer~P103597~Paul Morrissey~paulmorrissey]], [[Performer~P77393~Holly Woodlawn~hollywoodlawn]], and [[Performer~P2086~Penny Arcade~pennyarcade]]. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

  • Release date:May 5, 2004