Drinking in Drag

92nd Street Y Film Series Mixes Alcohol with Drag

At the 92nd Street Y’s dowtown center in Tribeca, it’s okay to take your drink into the theater. In fact, it’s encouraged. And for the monthly film series Beer Goggles, it’s all part of the experience.

Each month, Beer Goggles curators pick two movies based on a theme and their drink-worthiness. Last night’s inebriated theater goers were treated to a fairytale-road-trips double feature which included Freeway and To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar.

The fun got started for To Wong Foo when guest curator Tom Blunt dialed actress Beth Grant to introduce the film. Holding the mic to his cell phone, Tom nervously quips, “It’s not everyday I have a few drinks and then call somebody who was in Rainman.”

Three tries and one voicemail later, she finally answers and is excited to tell the crowd about what it was like working on the movie, her experiences in acting school with Patrick Swayze, and her daughter’s upcoming high school graduation. The crowd was a lively mix of seasoned fans and first time viewers making for a sassy viewing experience. Nobody was too drunk, however, to think the “ladies” were actually ladies.

Join Queerty at the 92|Y Tribeca on June 24th for Tom Blunt’s monthly Meet The Lady series (we hear there will be a guest call-in featuring Kenley Collins from Season 5 of Project Runway). And check out next month’s Beer Goggles screening of evil children films The Children and Don’t Go There on July 7th. Get there early to pre-drink in the cafe and grab another for the show. As Miss Vida would say, “I think that’s healthy.”