Monday 1st March 2021
85-91 Oxford Street
"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, and investigate the disappearance of the vital gems of Girlinium to 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. Vegas in Space showed a generation of queer youth and aspiring filmmakers that it was okay to embrace their otherness, rather than bury what makes them unique.
The film will be preceded by the Miss Universal Galactic Drag Queen Contest, compèred by Miss 3D and Etcetera, with judges Danny Abood, Bob Downe and Cindy Pastel.
Free Entry, Booking Required at: www.universal.sydney/downstairs
Supported by City of Sydney.