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The 14th Annual New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

June 6-16, 2002

Venus Boyz
Venus Boyz, a new documentary
[NEW YORK, NY] - The 14th Annual New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival will be held this year from June 6 through 16. The Festival is one of the most comprehensive forums of international lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender film/video in the world. The Festival is presented by The New Festival, Inc., a non-profit media arts organization formed in 1988.

The New Festival is proud to present the US premiere of Venus Boyz, a new documentary focusing on drag kings, female masculinity, and gender performance in New York City and London, featuring a star-studded cast of local celebrities including Drd Gerestant, Storme Webber, Diane Torr, and Mo Fischer, among others.

Director Gabriel Bauer follows a wide range of subjects, finding out about their personalities, the male characters they've created, and their perceptions of gender and performance. Why do these women perform as men? How does it feel taking on a male persona? Bauer also expands the scope of the documentary by talking to FTMs like Hans Scheirl and Svar Simpson, and intersexed persons like Del LaGrace Volcano, and explores their transformations through male hormones.

You won't want to miss Venus Boyz with special appearance and Q&A with local kings, including Drd Gerestant, Storme Webber, and Diane Torr.

Venus Boyz
directed by Gabriel Baur
Switzerland, 35 mm, 90 min.

Price: $10
Date: Friday, June 7, 2002
Time: 10:00PM
Tishman Auditorium
The New School
66 W 12th St (between 5th/6th Aves)
The New Festival, Inc.
32 Broadway, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10004
212.558.6855 phone
212.558.6851 fax

The New Festival Box Office
Tower Records World Music Store
20 E 4th St
(between Lafayette and Broadway)

Please call 646.418.8726 during the following hours:

June 4-15: 5-9 PM M-Sun

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