Joey Arias Immortalized on Film


Joey Arias is the downtown landmark who for years has entertained us with his progressive performances, Billie Holiday impressions, and subversively dirty humor. And now he’s a documentary star too. Working Pictures is creating a film about Joey’s genius–culminating with his Arias with a Twist show, a collaboration with puppeteer Basil Twist–in which the avant-garde glitterati gush about his unique contributions to the stage and to the earth.

Check out this teaser for the film and you’ll even see me in there, reminiscing about the scene that spawned Joey in a corset, heels, and wild eyes before he landed at Bardot, in Vegas, and in this destined-for-one-of-the-classier-cable-channels documentary.