Recently described as "The greatest cabaret artist of (v's) generation" by Hilton Als in The New Yorker, singer, songwriter and Tony-nominated performance artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond shared this VIP Q Movie Pick with us:
"I have found myself thinking about Marlon Riggs' film Tongues Untied a lot lately. I first saw it in the Castro Theater in 1991 and was deeply affected by its poetic, forceful and unflinching portrayal of the experience of men of color in America. As a feminine white queer I found it resonated very deeply with my own experience as well and continues to do so.
This amazing film deserves a fresh viewing not only for the political and social issues it addresses but more importantly, to me, for the haunting beauty of the words of poet Essex Hemphill."
Visit the JustinBond.com website to find out everything you want to know about the fabulous Mx Justin Vivian Bond including v's new book, Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels.
Mx Justin Vivian Bond's February 2012 Events Calendar after the break
Feb. 9 and 10, 10 pm
Justin Vivian Bond reads from v's memoir Tango
followed by a book signing
Buddies in Bad Times Theater
Valentine's Day! 8pm
Love: Ali McGraw
Special guest for Screening of Love Story and Conversation with Ali McGraw! Featuring Mx Bond singing a "Sorry" medley. Should be kooky.
Tue, February 14, 2012 -- 8:00 pm, Tix: $22.50 - $45.00
February 17,18 -8:30 pm
February 19 -7:00 pm
Justin Vivian Bond's Low Double Standards -an Entitlement Program
in concert with Lance Horne and Nathann Carrera
The Red Cat
631 West 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hosting Radar Productions Spring Benefit
Doors 8 pm Show 9 pm
A VERY SPECIAL CONCERT EVENT
Tonight Mx Bond returns to SF in concert with an evening of "Low Double Standards"
Mx Bond will be joined by Leigh Crow -Aka Elvis Herselvis
and THE WHOA NELLIES!
20 years ago Mx Bond and Leigh Crow were married and tonight they celebrate their perfect long-term, long-distance love affair with a blow-out concert and party.
THIS IS A DO NOT MISS EVENT!
The Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
RADAR Book Club featuring Justin Bond & Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Saturday, February 25
Viracocha, 998 Valencia St.
$10, Doors 2:30/ Show at 3
Special guests Justin Bond (Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels) and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?). Hosted by Michelle Tea. Limited seating. Advance tickets will be available!
(Cross-posted on QMovieBlog.com)