Sydney drag diva Courtney Act will add a touch of glamour to tonight’s opening of the QueerDOC festival at Chauvel cinema.
Act will perform a version of Wig In A Box, from the Hedwig And The Angry Inch soundtrack.
The performance reflects the subject of the opening night documentary Follow My Voice, which tells the story of a music producer trying to record a fundraising tribute album to music from Hedwig.
Director Katherine Linton also follows four students at the charity that is set to receive proceeds from the album, the Harvey Milk High School in New York.
Queer Screen’s Lex Lindsay told Sydney Star Observer Act was a great fit for the screening, due to her commitment to gay and lesbian youth services.
Courtney’s the ambassador for ACON’s Fun And Esteem School’s Out project, which specifically focuses on gay high school students, Lindsay said.
In addition, Act worked as the drag consultant for the recent successful season of Hedwig And The Angry Inch in Newtown.
Meantime, festival organisers are still waiting for a definite answer from the Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification about whether screenings of Damon And Hunter: Doing It Together will go ahead as planned on Tuesday and Wednesday 12-13 September.
The film, which features footage of real sex, was given an X rating by the classification office. Queer Screen has submitted an edited version, which is awaiting classification.
QueerDOC06 is billed as the world’s only gay and lesbian documentary film festival, and is running over three weeks from tonight (Thursday 7 September) at the Chauvel Cinema Paddington and Dendy Newtown.
QueerDOC06 runs until the week of Sunday 17 September. A second session of Line Of Beauty has been announced. Tickets and information are available online at www.queerscreen.com.au.