Peaches Does Herself

AMC Kabuki CinemasMon, Apr 29, 2013 9:45 PM Not Available
AMC Kabuki CinemasThu, May 2, 2013 9:15 PM Not Available
Film Info
Section:The Late Show
Premiere Status:Germany
Year of Prod:2012
Running Time:80
Original Language:English
cam:Robin Thomson
editor:Robin Thomson
Danni Daniels
Sandi Kane
Jolly Goods
source:GoldVe Inc.
260 W. 35th Street
13th Floor
New York
NY 10001
photo:Angel Ceballos

West Coast Premiere

You came here for a rock show; a big, gigantic cock show. And that’s just what you’re going to get, plus what we’ll call “added value.” This performance documentary/opera and west coast premiere is the first feature length film directed by internationally renowned pop anti-star Peaches -- a spectacle of choreography, music and sexual exuberance. It would be disingenuous to say that Peaches merely confronts the supposed rules governing music, sexuality, age and femininity. In truth, she obliterates these edifices and more. Featuring many of Peaches best-known anthems, such as “Diddle my Skittle,” “The Tent’s So Big in Your Pants” and “Fuck the Pain Away,” and a dance troupe called the Father Fuckers, this staging celebrates Peaches’ artistic arc. And, before anyone can say “transvaginal ultrasound,” viewers will question where the boundaries are or should be, all the while dancing to the confusion. This program features nudity, transvestites, transsexuals, trans in general, labia, penises, dildos, bicycles, confused bystanders, fake and real tattoos, power chords, a performance artist called the Naked Cowgirl of Times Square, simulated sex and some stuff I am not sure has a name. In case the description so far hasn’t made it apparent, if you are afraid of unusual feelings, this program may not be for you. For the rest of San Francisco, see you there.
-Sean Uyehara  

In addition to the screening of her film in SFIFF, Peaches will perform live at Mezzanine on Wednesday, May 1.  

Additional Information


Known for her gender-bending provocation, Peaches has released four albums to date and toured the world extensively from 2000- 2012. Aside from her featured appearances on the latest albums from R.E.M., Christina Aguilera and the Flaming Lips, Peaches has been a keynote speaker and guest lecturer at institutions like NYU and the University of Toronto. Recently focusing her talents on theatrical production, she conceived and performed Peaches Does Herself, a quasi-autobiographical, career-chronicling theatrical production. In Peaches Christ Superstar, she directed and performed the complete musical Jesus Christ Superstar as a one-woman show with Gonzales on piano accompaniment. In 2012, Peaches broke new ground by starring as Orfeo in a production of Monteverdi’s 1607 Italian opera, standing out as the only classically untrained cast member. Peaches Does Herself is her first feature film.