GardeniaBevor der letzte Vorhang fällt

Freitag Abend in meiner Stammbar ist mir ein Flyer vomEiszeit Kinoin Kreuzberg in die Hände gefallen, in dem der FilmGardeniaBevor der letzte Vorhang fälltangeteasert wurde. Eine Dokumentation über eine Gruppe alternder Travestiestars, die noch einmal zusammen auf eine große Tournee gehen.

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Das Eiszeit-Kino ist ein kleines Indipendent-Kino in Kreuzberg, das früher in einem instandbesetzten Haus war und heute noch immer diesen Charakter behalten hat, gerade mal zwei Sääle mit gerade 2 times 54 Kinosesseln und einem Programm, das rechnerisch kaum wirklich zielführend sein kann. Ich mag solche Kinos und freue mich, dass sie noch bestehen.

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Gardenia allerdings lief an diesem Abend vor insgesamt !! 4 !! Zuschauen. Damage. But I admit, es ist ein sehr spezieller Film. Zudem wahrlich kein Feel-Good Film.

07_Gardenia©Luk Monsaert Kopie

Der Film zeigt leider sehr wenig von der letzten Revue, die auch eher ruhig und melancholisch ist als das was man als Travestie-Revue sonst so kenntaber der gesamte Film hat eine sehr melancholische Stimmung.

Es zeigt das frühere und vor allem derzeitige Leben von sechs der Gardenia Künstler im Alter von 59-67 und die Leben sind größtenteils eher traurig. Mir scheint es, als sei eigentlich nur eine der Personen mit ihrem Leben und sich selber zufrieden.

01_Gardenia©Luk Monsaert

Insgesamt scheinen mir die Gardenia Mitglieder nach dem Ende ihrer Travestie Karriere eher traurig und alleine zu sein. Immer noch auf der Suche nach der Liebe oder Partnerschaft, mit Angst vor dem Tod oder nach vielen Jahren vollkommenen Leben als Frau nun wiederbis auf Brüsteals Mann lebend, da ältere Transvestiten nicht akzeptiert werden oder noch immer dem Umfeld ungeoutetZudem werden die Künstler mit ihrem früheren Leben konfrontiert. Beautiful, young, glitzernd, sexyalldem was in den späten 60ern eines Lebens eben Vergangenheit ist

06_Gardenia©Axel Schneppat

Wer Travestie macht, sollte sich diesen Film lieber nicht anschauen, er könnte einen zum Nachdenken anregen und vielleicht auch schlecht schlafen lassenAuf jeden Fall geht man einigermaßen traurig aus dem Film. Zumindest brauchen sowie ich als auch die anderen drei Zuschauer einigermaßen lange um durchzupusten und aufzustehen.


Half-Drag by Leland Cobbe

How cool is that please?


I know her very often from my statistics that searches (Any Name) unvarnished. Usually the name then Olivia Jones, but also for other drag queens is searched with these words often. No question, it seems many people are interested, which could probably look familiar drag as a man.

Pusse Couture

If you do not just randomly knows privately, you do not get it mostly yes really with and if they do not just look extremely Striking or the voice is clearly,recognizes ordinary consumers nor the guy in drag queen.

Honey Davenport

But it is very interesting, to show both, has the New York photographer Leland Bobbé thought and started to photograph Half-Drags. Linke Seite Drag Queen, right man… And there are really great photos were taken.

Jessica Payge

Seven, I asked for publication, but I would have all 31 Pictures – forth the pure quality – like to be able to show. They are great. Please view undbedingt, it is worth: Here you come to the Half-drag range

Stormy Weatherz

Pixie Adventure

Sherry Vine

Gaypride 2012 Berlin

Gaypride 2012 Berlin

So, so that it is started, The Gaypride 2012 Season, As always with the first of three major Gayprides in Berlin. Until the last moment was not so clear, whether I will probably have a costume (the tremble Friday completed each evening 21:00) and as long as it took, until I knew, whether I would have expected to kick off, because the German team resigned in disgrace against decrepit Greeks.. But no problem. The Gaypride 2012 could start.

Although I had to get up early – So much too early, because some things had to be concerned, For example, green tape, with a few strips of tape so I can quickly conjure befitting Adiletten of white high heels just yet. Also auf zu Modulor – again as in the last days.

Im Kunstrasenkleid rein, bought a lousy package tape and all for my shoes stuck… That was all more or less matter, just a little boy at St. Pauli outfit stared at me a little confused, I teetered past him and told him, he had a great jersey… 🙂

Certainly 3 minutes, when I converted my shoes in Adidas shoes, he looked at me to ask then, their ob St. Pauli Fan sei… I turned my artificial turf showed him the bag around St. Pauli logo and turned his confusion into a smile. The Gaypride 2012 fing gut an.

The Way of the Gaypride had indeed changed in this year, then on the siegessäule Fanfest the European Championship took place and also the route should still lead past the Russian embassy. The latter ansolut to welcome, first less, because instead of through the city, the Kurfürstendamm and Schöneberg were to run many kilometers of the route unfortunately mood even no man's land.

But the part of the Russian Embassy was a good idea… A poster “You are now entering the Russian sector” and a splendid pair of made-Putin and Medvedev. There are certainly a pair of images come to Russia. I would, however, welcomed, dimmed when a while before to after the message the music – would have been even better off. I believe, that would have been a good idea. But maybe it's confetti cannons and music, too – or even a fortiori… I do not know.

In any case, I found this year the route is extremely long. At least the last kilometer I wished, that we but please be there soon. But bite – as always – teetered on the teeth and continue smiling tortured. Eggs, who is beautiful its wants to look, must suffer. This is nothing new.

Photos: Frank Herrmann
Outfit: Struppets:

Sure I would have somewhere to go on a car, but what I would have then create my costume, when nobody sees. That would be totally re-direction. And it saw many … and a whole lot of people also saw the little St. Pauli logo on my artificial grass bag… and a St. Pauli Logo ist man immer perfect gekleidet.

Perfect was once again Tatjana Taft as Cruella Deville 1001 Dalmatian dressed with a sinfully rich and sauschweren Dalmatian cape… Though they do have can carry. How was the? 35 Pounds, he should weigh, because you also need support.

But you would be able to borrow the two girls, which coincidentally appeared on the CSD as a whole-Dalmatian. She has probably found but, as indeed for a brown and white real dalmatian later…

Otherwise, the train stopped often amazing this year and then also often surprisingly long. Nevertheless, there was also this year – along with many nice – Security people some idiots, who thought, them would include the road and when the last car already 10 Meters away, then you should strongly push away the people in front of a.

“go on”
“that makes no sense. Show, before me is the previous car – and I'm that between the pirates and you”
“go ahead and is well, and?”
“No, just not”

Amazingly, they let me then actually some space.

New York, River, Tokyo ääh Berlin

I have two flights booked Friday. Berlin – Rio de Janeiro am 2. Oktober und Rio De Janeiro – Berlin just three weeks later. (So, strictly speaking, yet each one more flight, Good ich 2 Times have to change in Madrid).

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And so I'm prepared for anything, I wanted to look at the INternet, if there are any drag shows in Rio, the worth to visit.

After shows in Germany, UK, USA, Cuba, Thailand and at least by video of a drag I know in Hong Kong I must sometimes look, what Brazil has to offer… I haven't made any real progress yet, but I found something else interesting…

A dissertation from 2007 entitled:

An ethnological study of self-images and forms of self-organization
in den transgender-Subkulturen Rio de Janeiros, New York and Berlin

Now I have only part of the above 700 Read pages, but the part about Berlin is quite exciting. He is more historical and tells of the time in West Berlin before reunification, from the insular world of Berlin and the time after the turn and explains the still fairly obvious difference to the Drags Mehringdamm and on the other hand those in Mitte and Friedrichshain. Hardly a name in it is still a concept, but very exciting.

You can find the whole under the following link

In the next days I will once I read through the New York area and at the latest on the flight I'll read times, what is there to say about Rio as.