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Raja Feather Kelly presents DEATH BECOMES HER

  • IFC Center 323 6th Avenue New York, NY, 10014 United States (map)

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1992. 104 min. Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Some people will go to any length to be young forever. Hollywood socialites Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep) and Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn) are lifelong rivals, competing for men, fame, and beauty. When Helen appears to have the final upperhand, Madeline will stop at nothing to change that—paying the ultimate price to do so. This wickedly funny cult classic has had an immense impact on tonight’s presenter, choreographer Raja Feather Kelly.

Raja Feather Kelly on DEATH BECOMES HER

“DEATH BECOMES HER is my day drag (along with SELENA, MULHOLLAND DRIVE, and WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT). Before I became obsessed with men, muscles, and meat and magick, I spent nearly my entire childhood learning and quoting the campy Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent this movie harnesses. These inexorable women are vessels of expression, humility, caricature and something akin to the surreal. As a queer boy living in Barbie world, “DEATH BECOMES HER” is what I wear to work.