Kings Bloody Cross: Queens of the Cross

Kings Bloody Cross - Queens of the Cross
27 May 2017
11:15 - 12:30
The World Bar, 24 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross NSW 2011


Les Girls was a Sydney institution, running 34 years and starring some of Australia's most successful and adored cabaret entertainers, whose stories inspired the film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Carlotta and her ensemble of flamboyant dancers pioneered change for gay and transgender people, during an era that was unaccepting and dangerous.

The 1970s drag queen scene was a subculture of feathers, sequins and fabulously brave souls coming together, who despite their differences, looked out for each other and paved the culture of gay Sydney. Join Mark Kristian and Sydney's favourite hoofers as they spin a few "backstage yarns" on the legacy that was Les Girls.

Host: Mark Kristian
Guests: Colleen Windsor and Monique Kelly

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This session is part of a curated season of raw and riveting 'in conversation' events featuring Kings Cross luminaries. Rub shoulders with artists, idealists and opportunists and hear fascinating stories about 'ungentrified' Sydney — the heady days of rock 'n' roll, free love, corruption, opportunity, sex and politics during the twentieth century. Presented over three weekends, Kings Bloody Cross will engage audiences with thrilling insight into the dirty half mile's people, bohemia and place. 

Curated by Olivia Ansell. 

Presented by Live Ideas and Working Management.


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