Christy Cameron: Legionella's Manifesto

Judith Doyle

1998, 04:45 minutes, colour/B&W, English


"We created this production company to give voice to a new aesthetic -- a girl gang, gender-fuct, engaged/enraged aesthetic. Not that the boy's aren't welcome... Look around. Where are the forums for sexy, angry multitalented performers. Enough already of this limiting notion of spoken-word OR music OR readings OR film events.

Dirty Babette's mission statement:
Abrasive, class critical, sexually loaded performance is erupting again in the 90's in self-funded venues as an assault against the resurgence of evangelical "family values" and the scapegoating of poverty. Dirty Babette Productions is a sporadic series of cabarets produced by dyke writer / performer Christy Cameron. The emphasis is on dyke/core reading-rants and media art, transgendered performance, pseudo-sex shows, and audience dress-up.

The Manifesto is performed by Christy Cameron at “Dirty Babette’s Strange Attractor” (Toronto 1997). Other shows include Cabaret LesboMonde (Toronto & Montreal 1994); Drag, Slag & Skag Bash (1995), In Harm's Way (1995) and Piss Elegant Wank (1996).

Judith Doyle has directed experimental and documentary films including the recent feature “Wasaga”. She also publishes, performs and teaches at the Ontario College of Art.

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