Monday, March 22, 2010

Canned Ham in Albany - Sat - April 3rd - 8pm

...and you thought he was just a waiter at the Red Dot.....

"Canned Ham" is a one-man show that recounts the adventures of Tom Judson (a.k.a. gay porn star "Gus Mattox") who went into the gay adult film industry at age 43, directly from the cast of the Broadway show "42nd Street" with an established a career as an actor both on and off-Broadway, and as a composer of music for films and television, including "Metropolitan," MTV and even "Sesame Street."

During the show Tom recalls working with Teri Hatcher, Rob Marshall (the director of "Chicago") Charles Busch, Ann Magnuson and many others before making an unexpected splash as porn star "Gus Mattox", still the oldest recipient of the GayVN Performer of the Year Award, the porn industry's Oscars.

Tom explains what it's really like on the set of a porn movie and that being a male escort can have some surprisingly touching moments. The show contains musical numbers during which Tom accompanies himself on the accordion. "Canned Ham" is R-rated: it contains graphic language and adult themes, and is, above all, a comedy.
Kevin Malony (director) has directed Lypsinka, Varla Jean Merman, Jackie Hoffman, Jackie Hoffman, John Kelly and many others. He is the artistic director of TheaterTWEED and founded the Fractured Classicks series.

Dan Knechtges (musical staging) choreographed "Xanadu," "Vanities" and "The Putnam County Spelling Bee" on Broadway as well as many regional productions.
William Ivey Long (costumes) designed the costumes for "Young Frankenstein," "The Producers," "Grey Gardens," "Hairspray" and many others.

Tom Judson (writer/performer) has appeared on Broadway in "Cabaret," toured with "42nd Street," written music for films and TV, and is the oldest recipient of the GayVN Performer of the Year Award, the porn industry's Oscars.

Chi Chi LaRue (producer) is a force of nature.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sex and Money

Ok - this is what I got....

Saturday, April 3rd, I just booked Tom Judson up in Albany. I shot a video with him in a cheap hotel room last weekend. I'm editing and uploading it today.

Yesterday, afternoon, I helped out the boys at their booth at Jacob Javits center for the gay and lesbian travel expo. Watch for the video and pics from that event on their website.

Then, we had the Green Party at the Red Dot. I was in and out of drag twice yesterday, driving up from New York in between.

One time this summer, I did a "Dating Game" at Truman's in New Paltz. I showed up about a half hour before the event with my outfit in a bag. The organizer, another drag queen, Isis Vermouth, looked at me, shocked, "You know you have to go on soon - how long does it take you to get ready?!?"

"Yeah, I know", I said, "it takes me five minutes."

I don't have time to spend hours on makeup. I throw on a wig and a dress, slap on some lipstick, and I'm out the door.

Trix has to turn the shit out.

Wednesday, April 28th, I'm doing another film night at Space 360. We're going to have the 2005 Manhattan Short Films, which include a series of animated shorts. Food by Chef Danyell and Mariana Vadukul (Indian). $25, includes a glass of wine.

And in June, I'm working with Mary over in Catskill to put together a Catskill and Hudson gay pride event for June 19-20.

I know what you're thinking....

Wow, Trix, you have a lot of events, you must be doing well.

Please, I'm lucky if these events pay for the dresses I have to buy for them.

Trix is a working gal, and recently, this past month, moved back to the NYC area, at least temporarily.


Well, sex and money.

There's just not a lot of it floating around in Hudson.

If you move up here, you have to bring it with you, that's the lesson. Because, you can't expect to find it here.

I mean, yes, you can find it, and many have, but, its not easy.

In NYC, sex and money are easy.

In Hudson, you have to really work hard for every twenty bucks you make.....and for every blow job you get.

(Which I think is a little ironic, considering Hudson was once ALL about sex and money!)

I find it easier to go down, get some sex and money, and then bring it back to Hudson.

Anyway, I had to stop doing my BINGO Madness nights during the week....I just can't be up here.

I come back up on the weekends, do a party, put up posters, shoot a video, bake some cookies, unpack/laundry/pack and then go bowling Sunday night.

.....because I'm also the president of the gay bowling league in Schenectady.....

Of course, why wouldn't I be?

I do have a real job, too....

Trix is a "back office gal". What does that mean?

We make sure that the numbers add up, that everything is right, and that those "front office boys" don't get out of control.

Companies are realizing that they let these boys get away with too, they're calling in the back office gals to rein them in.

We do the accounting, auditing, "risk control", and we make sure that they don't do any bad deals. (I know, exciting...)

Well, at least we try....with our hair tied back, in our JCPenney skirts.

Ready for the office!

Someone's gotta keep these boys in line...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Green Party at the Red Dot

Party Saturday, March 20th
$10/free drink
wear green