West Coast Premiere
You came here for a rock show; a big, gigantic cock show. And that’s just what you’re going to get, plus what we’ll call “added value.” This performance documentary/opera and west coast premiere is the first feature length film directed by internationally renowned pop anti-star Peaches -- a spectacle of choreography, music and sexual exuberance. It would be disingenuous to say that Peaches merely confronts the supposed rules governing music, sexuality, age and femininity. In truth, she obliterates these edifices and more. Featuring many of Peaches best-known anthems, such as “Diddle my Skittle,” “The Tent’s So Big in Your Pants” and “Fuck the Pain Away,” and a dance troupe called the Father Fuckers, this staging celebrates Peaches’ artistic arc. And, before anyone can say “transvaginal ultrasound,” viewers will question where the boundaries are or should be, all the while dancing to the confusion. This program features nudity, transvestites, transsexuals, trans in general, labia, penises, dildos, bicycles, confused bystanders, fake and real tattoos, power chords, a performance artist called the Naked Cowgirl of Times Square, simulated sex and some stuff I am not sure has a name. In case the description so far hasn’t made it apparent, if you are afraid of unusual feelings, this program may not be for you. For the rest of San Francisco, see you there.
In addition to the screening of her film in SFIFF, Peaches will perform live at Mezzanine on Wednesday, May 1.