Peaches Christ, Troma Entertainment & Michael Varrati to Host 25th Anniversary Screening of Vegas in Space.


Vegas in Space 25th Anniversary Event (Cast & Crew IN PERSON) at Frameline Film Festival, Presented by Peaches Christ Productions & Troma Entertainment
Gender-bending astronauts, an evil empress, and an adventure that will take you to the farthest, most fabulous reaches of the galaxy. It can only be Vegas in Space!

Peaches Christ Productions, in association with the Frameline Film Festival and Troma Entertainment are proud to announce a special event screening of the seminal cult classic Vegas in Space in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary. A fully-fledged celebration of the movie that took us to the stars, the screening will feature an accompanying pre-show hosted by Peaches and featuring Vegas in Space cast & crew live and in person, including director Phillip R. Ford, Miss X, Ginger Quest, Ramona Fischer, Lori Naslund, Timmy Spence, Kate Guthorn, Silvana Nova, and Connie Champagne!

About the Movie: An international cult classic and significant slice of San Francisco drag history, Vegas in Space is a rollicking musical space odyssey like no other. Directed by Phillip R. Ford and starring drag icons Doris Fish, Miss X and Tippi, the film tells the tale of a trio of astronauts who must change their sex to infiltrate a planet of women and save the universe from the clutches of an evil galactic tyrant. Shot over the course of eight years and starring a cast comprised primarily of drag performers, the film became a midnight movie darling, playing Sundance, Cannes, and earning a coveted spot on USA Up All Night. An essential slice of drag culture and cinema, Vegas in Space paved the way for a generation of films and queens to follow.

About the Event: Outspoken champions for the film’s place in the cult canon, Peaches Christ (All About Evil) and event co producer Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, Flesh for the Inferno) saw the opportunity to give Vegas in Space a once in a lifetime veneration for its 25th anniversary. Peaches had previously hosted a 15th anniversary event screening of the film for her popular Midnight Mass series in 2006, while Varrati wrote a celebrated article, “The Strange Case of Vegas in Space,” for the film’s 20th. Following suit, the pair decided it was only logical to join forces to honor the film’s 25th.

In addition to a screening of the film, the evening will include an original live pre-show scripted and performed by Peaches Christ and a troupe of San Francisco’s most notable contemporary queens. The evening will also include an array of live musical performances from the original cast members of Vegas in Space, as well as an audience Q&A. Additionally, the evening will be topped off by a video tribute to the film from Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and distributor of Vegas in Space.

When: June 17th, 2016
Where: The Victoria Theater, San Francisco, CA

Quotes for article:

Vegas in Space is an art film, cleverly disguised as trash. We set out to make a fabulous and stupid movie and we succeeded.” – Phillip R. Ford, Director of Vegas in Space

Vegas In Space was so incredibly ahead of its time! The drag itself still seems contemporary and edgy with all that technicolor alien glamour makeup and wild fashion. I’m thrilled we are going to celebrate its 25th Anniversary and it’s my hope that Vegas In Space continues to attract new generations of drag enthusiasts and cult movie aficionados. The outrageous San Francisco talent that Phillip R. Ford inspired to help realize his directorial vision including the performances of Doris Fish, Miss X, Tippi, and Ginger Quest deserve to be worshipped. This is San Francisco drag history and we plan to celebrate all of its camp perfection!” – Peaches Christ, cult icon and show host

Vegas in Space, to me, is exactly what midnight movies are all about. It’s culty, campy, and exists in a hyper reality that just allows you to check out and have fun. There’s no film quite like it, and the debt of honor so many horror and cult movies owe to Vegas in Space is considerable.” – Michael Varrati, screenwriter (Tales of Poe, Flesh for the Inferno) and event co-producer


Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)