Superstar in a Housedress

Feature Film USA 2004

The documentary examines the life and legend of Warhol transvestite superstar Jackie Curtis who was a poet, writer, performer, and one of the great personalities of his time. The film features interviews with actor Harvey Fierstein who played Jackie 's mother in Americka Cleopatra, Ellen Stewart, founder of LaMama Experimental Theater Club, John Vaccaro, founder of the "Playhouse of the Ridiculous", Paul Morrissey, director from Andy Warhol's factory and surviving superstars Holly Woodlawn and Joe Dallesandro, and more. The film includes never-before-seen video and film clips of Jackie performing in stage plays and cabarets including the legendary Cabaret in the Sky: An evening with Holly Woodlawn and Jackie Curtis (1974), the music of jazz musician and composer Paul Serrato, who wrote for her and the photographs of  Factory expert Jack Mitchell. The narrating voice is by Lily Tomlin.

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