Dragumentary

Drag diva and star of screen gems like Big Top Pee Wee and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Joey Arias is getting the documentary treatment this month with the premiere of Arias With a Twist at the Tribeca Film Festival. The performance spectacle (a collab with puppeteer Basil Twist) and the duo’s decades-long friendship forms the narrative crux, with everyone from Thierry Mugler and Grace Jones to Divine and David Bowie dishing on the downtown scene of the late 70s. If that isn’t enough to sate your appetite for queenly performances, check out Arias when he appears alongside fellow chanteuse Justin Bond at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing on July 7. Or, try curbing your over-the-top drag cravings with another Tribeca doc, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.


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