Peaches Christ announces new feature film Slay Gardens, a horror drag musical starring Jinkx Monsoon
What happens when two drag queens are driven to madness after being forced to perform the same show every night for forty years? …that’s the question drag superstar Peaches Christ is asking with her new feature film, Slay Gardens.
Serving as a follow-up to her feature film debut (2010’s All About Evil, starring Natasha Lyonne), the newly announced Slay Gardens tells the tale of two drag queens, portrayed by Christ herself and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon, who are trapped in a theater and forced to perform the same show every night for a mysterious figure in the dark…or face deadly consequences.
…and if drag hijinks and murderous mayhem weren’t enough, did we mention it’s a musical?
Utilizing the occasion of this weekend’s RuPaul’s DragCon event in Los Angeles to formally announce the project, Christ revealed that the film would be a wholly unique, brand new vision, blending the heightened drag sensibilities of her stage shows with her love of cinematic horror.
“All About Evil felt like the movie I had to make as Joshua – a boy who grew up obsessed with horror movies, unhinged women, and gore…whereas Slay Gardens is a movie being made more from my Peaches-mind, and I want it to be the insane drag queen-driven feature film musical spook-show that any Peaches Christ fan will be thrilled to see. To say it’s weird is a bit of an understatement,” Christ said of the project.
In addition to Peaches Christ and Jinkx Monsoon, the film will also star such notables as cult icon Mink Stole (Desperate Living, Serial Mom), Bob the Drag Queen (Cherry Pop, Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Eight), and several other yet to be announced surprises.
Slay Gardens will be directed by Peaches Christ’s alter-ego, Joshua Grannell and is based on an original script written by Grannell and Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, Host of Dead for Filth). The film will feature original songs and lyrics by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.
Currently, principle photography for Slay Gardens is set for January 2019, with the film likely to debut later that year. Slay Gardens will be produced by Ash Christian (Hurricane Bianca) and Brian Benson (Dolores, Sorry to Bother You).
Drag and horror fans soon will learn that at Slay Gardens, you’ve got to sing…to survive.