For those of you not in the know every Thursday night, music, creatures and cocktails come together for NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences. Usually one explores exhibits and aquarium displays while sipping creative cocktails, letting exotic animals from around the world transport you to the tropics, Tibet, and dozens of other remote destinations. Special planetarium shows take you even farther afield. Each week features a live band or DJ, and a unique theme – from salsa dancing to sustainable seafood and beyond. But of course this month, Peaches Christ is there to make it a something a little bit different… okay, a lot different.
For just days before Halloween, NightLife will be overrun with zombies!
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“Smooth the wrinkles from your brow my dear, your face is so much prettier when smiling.”
We here at PeachesChrist.com are proud to announce that for one-night only legendary San Francisco filmmaker and event promoter Marc Huestis is presenting one of the greatest camp movie classics of all-time… THE BAD SEED! And, of course, in true Huestis fashion, the show wouldn’t be complete without bringing along a major star. In person for Q&A will be none other than the scene-stealing villain from The Bad Seed, Patty McCormack herself!
If you’ve never seen this film before, now is the time to change that. There’s a small group of films that are so magical when seen not just on a screen the size of the Castro, but more importantly, with a Castro audience. The Bad Seed is one of those movies. The whole evening is a night to remember, with not just Ms. McCormack, but a whole menagerie of San Francisco stars.
Good Vibrations’ Sixth Annual Independent Erotic Film Festival
Celebrates Smut and Sex-Positivity on the Big Screen
Pioneering Adult Retailer Explores Sexy Cinema with Five Nights of Diverse Screenings, Panels and Parties in San Francisco
What gets you hot and bothered? What makes you laugh? What makes you say “WHAAA?!?” Independent filmmakers from around the world are ready to show you in 7 minutes or less as part of Good Vibrations Sixth Annual Indie Erotic Film Festival (IXFF) from September 17th – 22nd at various venues in San Francisco. With an all-star lineup of thematic screenings, panels, and features leading up to the shorts competition at the Castro Theatre, IXFF celebrates the spectrum of sexuality in this uniquely San Francisco tradition.
Good Vibrations, the trusted Bay Area retailer that takes pride in providing accurate information on sexuality and toys for grown-ups, presents erotic cinema that goes far beyond the standard erotic fare offered by mainstream media, be they funny, romantic, hardcore, no sex, gay, straight, lesbian, queer, or kinky. Read More…
I feel like I’m still recovering from the epic sold-out Goddesscon 2011 aka SHOWGIRLS at the Castro Theatre. Over 1,300 screaming fans and 100 lap-dancers filled the historic movie palace for an evening of lap thrusting, volcano dancing, and high high glamour! It was an incredibly fun time and I’m already looking forward to next year’s insanity. For anyone who would like to see what some of it looked like, please check out the great video put together by the talented Priscilla Murray. You can see it by clicking RIGHT HERE. Speaking of next year’s Showgirls event at the Castro Theatre, we’ve launched a campaign to encourage Elizabeth Berkley herself to attend Goddesscon 2012. It will be her birthday in July and I would love it if she’d come to SF and allow us to worship her in the flesh! I’ve created a Facebook page that I’m hoping loads of you will Like and Share with all your friends. This is a cause that’s near and dear to so many of our hearts and I have faith that if we all pull our resources, we can make this happen. The “Bring Elizabeth Berkley To Peaches Christ’s Annual SF Showgirls Screening” Page can be found by clicking RIGHT HERE. Read More…
By Michael Varrati
“We are ALL whores tonight!”
With this singularly sleazy declaration, cult phenomenon Peaches Christ brought the already excitable crowd at the Castro Theater to a roaring fever pitch.
The event, Christ’s annual presentation of the cult classic Showgirls, had a palatable excitement from the evening’s onset. As the audience slowly trickled into the historic San Francisco venue, there was no doubt that the vibe resembled something akin to a rock concert. For those unfamiliar with Peaches and the whole Midnight Mass milieu, they would quickly learn that what was in store was no mere movie screening, but rather an interactive spectacle to boggle the mind and titillate the senses.
After all, Peaches doesn’t do subtlety, and Showgirls is certainly a film that demands a high level of opulent worship. For fans of both, all things promised were delivered in spades.
OK, seriously, you have to come. Finally, it’s here! This Weekend: Goddesscon 2011 aka our gigantic night of 1,000 SHOWGIRLS at the Castro Theatre is this Saturday! Celebrity judge Heklina is already threatening to rim someone onstage. Hide yo husbands! Hide yo boyfriends! She isn’t even kidding. And for any of you on the fence about whether or not to dress up this weekend- do it! Our sponsors have really kicked in some kick ass prizes and we’ll be awarding this stuff to Best Nomi and of course Best Crystal and perhaps evenWhoriest Nails. Get this, one of our prizes is an exotic night’s stay in JDV Hotels’ newest, custom hotel in beautiful Los Angeles. Other prizes include an hour long massage courtesy of Jeff Ramone, a year long gym membership to Golds, a San Francisco Street Sheet, and more! These are valuable hunty, expensive like Versayce. Read More…
Do you know what the worst part of roller-blading is? Having to tell your parents you’re gay. But for my dear ghoul-friend Mercy Fuque, the worst part was actually falling on her face in Golden Gate Park, shattering her leg and wrist and subsequently spending time in the hospital enduring surgeries and constipation. She’s a mess hunty! Rumor has it that Kegel Kater either a) pushed her or b) spilt some pearls in her path. The two “friends” were out for an afternoon of roller-blading when Mercy, sadly ate shit in public landing herself with a summer full of hospitals and doctor’s bills. As many of you know, when “one of us” is down for the count, we do what we can to help each other out and rally for a fellow queen. So, I’m hoping loads of you will come on out and attend the Lawd Have Mercy benefit this Saturday afternoon and help raise money for a great queen who could really use our help. Full details and Facebook invite can be found RIGHT HERE. Read More…
This weekend I’m hoping you’ll support the work of one of my dearest ghoul-friends Raya Light. She and Todd Pickering co-created an incredible Award Winning play called The Unbearable Lightness Of Raya a few years back that’s gotten a 2011 re-vamp and runs this weekend for three nights only. Raya Light is quite frankly, one of the most fucked up people I’ve ever met and her mental illness really benefits from this sort of showbiz exploitation. The play follows Raya’s rise to infamy from her demented childhood all the way to modern day. It’s a great show and it plays Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at 8pm at Counterpulse. Details are below.Also, after this show, there will be a staged reading of a new show that premieres this October called Halloween: The Ballad Of Michele Myers and my horror dork alter-ego Joshua Grannell has been invited to narrate the reading. He’s even going to sing! HA! It’s a fun look at another warped vision coming soon from the minds of Todd and Raya. Hopefully we’ll see loads of you out this weekend. Tickets & More available RIGHT HERE.
Cult Filmmakers You Should Know: Bruce LaBruce
By Michael Varrati
As far as I’m concerned, the advent of the internet all but killed legitimate counterculture. That is not to say that things outside the mainstream ceased to exist, but it is now infinitely easier to become “in the know.” That smug sense of inclusivity associated with the knowledge of an obscure band or film was rendered obsolete when it was revealed that the world at large could track down anything with a simple stroke of the keys. You can’t insult Johnny Football now with your favorite Black Flag lyrics, because a quick trip to Google later, and he’ll know the score.
Even more frightening, Johnny Football might even become a Black Flag fan.
With everything in the world being available to anybody at any time, there are many critics who argue that true renegade art exists no longer. While I tend to agree that a certain sense of ambiance that once was the glue of the outlaw community has been lost, I would never presume to definitively state that such things were left to the past. As long as there are social and cultural taboos, there is always the potential for artists to strike a note of discord amongst the moral majority.
With that in mind, I can think of no filmmaker working today who keeps that renegade spirit alive more than Bruce LaBruce. Read More…