“Campy, psychedelic, and utterly bizarre, 'Vegas in Space' was one of the first truly queer midnight movies, and a cinematic revelation….
A loving homage to B-movies and drive-in era sci-fi, the film follows a group of astronauts who "change their sex" (using drag) to infiltrate planet Clitoris, a pleasure world without men, investigate the disappearance of the vital gems of Girlinium, and save the universe from certain peril.
While it wasn't the first film to toy with gender-bending and drag, Vegas has the distinction of being the first—and possibly only—cult film to feature an all-drag cast. But I would argue it's incorrect to conclude that Vegas was ahead of its time. Instead, the movie emerged at exactly the right moment.
Not every film adored by horror nerds and cinema geeks can claim to be an important part of cultural history, let alone one populated with intergalactic drag queens. Vegas in Space and the New Queer Wave showed a generation of queer youth and aspiring filmmakers that it was OK to embrace their otherness, rather than bury what makes them unique - it taught us that it was all right to speak out, seek representation, and reach for the stars.” - Michael Varrati, screenwriter and columnist.
“I thought it was incredible…… the make-up and fashions are so ahead of its time.” – Sasha Velour, Winner of Season Nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2017.
The film will be accompanied by the Miss Universal Galactic Drag Contest, compered by Miss 3D and Etcetera, with judges Danny Abood, Bob Downe and Cindy Pastel.
The venue complies with all Covid safety requirements, and patrons are requested to comply with social distance requirements in place at the time of the event.