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Peaches Christ’s Bearbarella plus screening of Barbarella

We said it would happen again…and we meant it! San Francisco drag superstar, filmmaker, and cult (movie) leader Peaches Christ returns to the UK following her infamous Cornerhouse debut in 2010, with an out-of-this-world event celebrating the 1968 sci-fi masterpiece Barbarella, directed by Roger Vadim.

But Peaches Christ isn’t merely screening the film, she’s inviting you to join her and her cast of drag aliens for a fully immersive and interactive experience in which she’ll present her stage-show parody “Bearbarella”. Starring San Francisco’s own Lady Bear in the title role, a larger than life queen who’s tasked with saving the Queerniverse from a wicked, knife wielding villainous, The Great Tired, played by Peaches herself. Additional roles will be filled by fellow San Francisco bon-vivants Hugz Bunny and Shemantha, plus UK performers the Ultra Violets, Cheddar Gawjus and Anna Phylactic.

Ms. Christ would like to strongly encourage audience members to dress up in their best Barbarella inspired couture and begin practicing for the Orgasmatron Challenge, in which Peaches will invite the best-dressed attendees onstage for the chance to be publicly pleasured.

The original 1968 film will screen after the 50 minute pre-show performance.

This event is part of the nationwide BFI Sci-Fi season Days of Fear and Wonder and is supported by Film Hub NWC, proud to be a partner of the Film Audience Network.

Produced by Bren O’Callaghan in collaboration with Outburst Queer Arts Festival Belfast, New Media Scotland, Glasgow Film Theatre and Cornerhouse, Manchester.