Johnny and I were at the premiere of the new Squeezebox movie last night as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. It was great to see this film actually come out, another part of our herstory emerges with some wonderful footage of show moments from the seven years of Friday nights, 1994-2001.
For me, the best thing about the film was the homage paid to one Miss Jayne County (who happened to be sitting right across the aisle from us.) Jayne's place in history as an inspirator and paver has now really been articulated - she was referenced throughout as the First trans rocker, and a key to the Squeezebox gestalt.
It is always wonderful to see one's friends get their rightful due, and this made me incredibly happy. There are great performance moments in this film, among them Jimmy James as Marilyn in footage from the club's beginnings, and an astounding Formika performance with two go-go boys in Giuliani masks pooping fake blood on to her onstage.
Congrats to Lyle and Michael and all those who worked so hard for another seven years to get this thing made, and out there..