A "very special Second Tuesday" on Thursday, May 16, 2013
Reception at 6:30, Presentation at 7:00
Holly Woodlawn, Andy Warhol's transgendered Superstar, screens her 1973 short film "Broken Goddess" and discusses her incredible life with NYU drag historian Joe E. Jeffreys
Holly Woodlawn first gained international recognition in Trash, an Andy Warhol/Paul Morrissey film from 1970. The Academy Award winning director George Cukor petitioned her for a best supporting actress award, but the Academy could not decide if he was a she so Holly was excluded from the nomination. A few years later Holly was immortalized in Lou Reed's classic song "Walk On The Wild Side" ("Holly came from Miami F-L-A") and her fame has been cemented in popular culture ever since.
Holly utilized her status as a Warhol Superstar to create a career as a successful cabaret performer and entertainer for the last 40 years. She has appeared in over 50 films, including Women In Revolt, Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss, Milwaukee Minnesota and most recently in The Lie and Dust. In 1992 Holly wrote her autobiography A Low Life In High Heels. Holly continues to entertain with her cabaret act and has performed in over 10 countries.
At the LGTB Center Holly will screen her rarely seen 1973 short film Broken Goddess, a salute to silent films with the story told via title cards by songstress Laura Nyro with music by Debussy. After the screening Holly will be interviewed by drag historian Joe E. Jeffreys of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with an audience Q&A following.
About The Second Tuesday Lecture Series
The Second Tuesday Lecture Series is the longest running program at The LGBT Center. Since 1985, more than 140 speakers have made presentations in the arts, academia, and politics. Speakers representing every major cultural award, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Grammy Award, the Academy Award (The Oscars), Broadway's Tony Awards, the Lambda Literary Award, and the National Book Award, as well as the UK Booker Literary Award, have made presentations. Through this program, Larry Kramer spoke about the plight of the AIDS Crisis in March 1987, thus beginning ACT-UP, the largest direct action AIDS organization in the world.
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