Friday, 20 May 2011


Back at Cafe Flore,

Lulu and Coco Vega make a spectacle of themselves in Marc Huestis's Whatever Happened To Susan Jane?  (1982)

This camp classic follows Marcie Clark (Ann Block), a polyester suburban housewife dissatisfied with her bouffant-and-barbecue lifestyle hot on the trail of an old high school chum, Susan Jane Smith (Francesca Rosa). When she reconnects with Susan Jane (now Sujana), Marcie stumbles into the wild and wacky world of bohemian San Francisco  circa 1980, replete with wild drag queens and glitter, kooky artists, Mohawk hairdos, new wave slackers, and a pool of well-known celebutants. She gets high and finally gives herself over to the intoxicating whirl of a wild party. 

The colorful cast features appearances by Lulu, Coco Vega, members of the legendary theatre group the Angels of Light, Rodney Price, Silvana Nova, Tommy Pace and San Francisco Chronicle critic Edward Guthmann. A truly underground Tales of the City, featuring a vibrant soundtrack by San Francisco based bands Tuxedomoon, Noh Mercy with Esmerelda, Ben Bossi of Romeo Void, The Wasp Women, Indoor Life with Jorge Socarras and others. 

Now playing: Mayer Hawthorne - I Left My Heart in San Francisco

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