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February 7, 1987. [“Whispers” evening at the Pyramid]. 1987. United States. Directed by Clayton Patterson. Approx. 60 min.
In the mid-1980s, Patterson observed, “Like tattoos, drag was still outside and underground;” and being sensitive to all things creative on the scene, he saw “the makeup and outfits as art works.” The tape opens with Patterson’s friend, drag performer and costume designer Peter “Sun PK” Kwaloff, and Kwaloff’s frequent partner Gerard “Mr. Fashion” Little prepping for a performance, followed by famed drag host and producer Hapi Phace introducing a raucous act by Downtown legends Keenan Raves, Tabboo!, and Wendy Wild.
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