Why should you see this film? Well in the words of Sasha Velour…
“No film embodies drag more clearly than VEGAS IN SPACE, a product of the 1980s San Francisco drag scene, led by the legendary Doris Fish (who co-wrote and stars in the film). Part candy-colored sci-fi B-movie, part queer fashion show, part lecture on gender theory…this film taught me everything I needed to know about being a drag queen of today. It’s campy, chaotic, deeply committed (it took them 8 years to make this film), and totally brilliant. It’s VEGAS…in space!”
When Captain Dan Tracey and his spacemen learn that the all-female planet of Clitoris has been robbed of its precious gem, Girlinium, they take a pill to switch genders and go undercover. However, there are evil schemers among the Clitori and they’re looking to thwart Tracey Daniels and her crew’s mission! Featuring a who’s-who of San Francisco legends, including Doris Fish, Tippi, Miss X, and Ginger Quest, this campy skewering of Barbarella and Buck Rogers-style sci-fi flicks became a cult favorite in the early 90s.
Summary by IFC Center.
Come early, enjoy a “Cosmic-politan” from the bar and musical numbers from the 25th Anniversary live show of Vegas In Space in San Francisco! Presented on the Big Screen in the Auditorium in “Glamorama”! Tickets are $6.
USA 1991, 90 min, Dir: Phillip R. Ford