Vegas in Space

DIRECTOR: Philip R. Ford

Special Presentation with Peaches Christ Productions

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.

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.

For the film’s 25th anniversary, Frameline, in association with Peaches Christ Productions and Troma Entertainment, is proud to present a fully fledged celebration of the movie that took us to the stars. Featuring an accompanying pre-show with Vegas in Space cast and crew in person, including director Phillip R. Ford, Miss X, Ramona Fischer, Lori Naslund, Timmy Spence, Kate Guthorn, Silvana Nova, and Connie Champagne!

— Michael Varrati

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