Way ahead of his time, George Harris Jr., better known as Hibiscus, was in the forefront of the gay liberation movement and a pioneer in theater with the Cockettes.
Today we talk with director and documentary filmmaker David Weissman about his film about the legendary San Francisco Cockettes.
Listen as we chat with David about the famous hippie drag queens from the 60′s and 70′s, like Hibiscus, who changed the world with their outlandish shows and forever made glitter a permanent make-up tool for any serious diva.
Here at the Feast of Fun, we salute those brave folks who dared to be outrageously fabulous! We consider Hibiscus not just a sort of queer ancestor, but a forerunner in many ways to what we do today on the Feast of Fun podcast.
You have to fight, for your right, to be fabulous! Get your ammo by listening to the Feast of Fun.
[Originally posted on June 7, 2005 as Feast of Fools.]
David Weissman – The Cockettes: Amazon