"Dragstrip 66: The Frockumentary"

Los Angeles, United States
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THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS PROJECT!!!
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"It's one thing to wish there were a nightclub where people of all sexual persuasions could feel comfortable with one another, but to actually pull it off seems unthinkable." LA Times


DRAGSTRIP 66 was a monthly, themed, underground nightclub in Silver Lake, Los Angeles that ran for an unprecedented 20 years (1993-2013).

But DRAGSTRIP 66 was so much more than just an LGBTQ nightclub.
It was a phenomenon. It was community, and it was legendary.

Featuring provocative live performances, cutting edge dance music, subversive drag, cross-dress and masquerade - and an all-inclusive spirit - DRAGSTRIP 66 invited everyone who walked through its doors to fully participate in its misfit-inspired magic. Picture Divine and Leigh Bowery moshing to The Ramones at Burning Man!

This radical, creative explosion of fun, freedom, and self-expression forever impacted the social landscape of LA, all in the infant-internet, pre-social media age. Best friendships were forged there, longtime lovers and partners met there, and countless indelible memories were sealed there.

Our goal is to document, preserve, and share this story with the world.
We invite you to be on our team!

Watch our 10-minute "Featurette" to view the project so far.

BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT, WE CAN: 

kiss Conduct our remaining staff, performer, patron, and celebrity interviews 
kiss Hire a music composer to create an original score 
kiss Complete post production, create a final edit and release 
kiss Screen at film festivals

Every dollar given directly impacts further production on our film! THANK YOU!!!

"Dragstrip 66: The Frockumentary" is co-executive produced and co-directed
by Phil Scanlon and DJ Paul V. Vitagliano and produced by Phil Scanlon


"Dragstrip 66 was a portal to another realm. Cutting-edge music, ground-breaking drag queens and a crowd of weirdos, party animals and freaks that transformed the night into a party like no other." - The Huffington Post

"Dragstrip 66 welcomed everybody that walked through the door, and that feeling of 'We're glad you're here!' is what made it such a success." 
- Mink Stole, actress and Dragstrip 66 performer

"I remember I got obsessed with some makeup that some drag queens were wearing in the bathroom. I spent the whole night talking about makeup in the bathroom!" 
- Jennifer Coolidge, actress and patron

“Long before RuPaul's Drag Race brought drag queendom into American living rooms, before Drew Droege earned YouTube hits as Chloe Sevigny, and before every club promoter began hiring a wig-wearing miss thang to host, there was Dragstrip 66!” 
Time Out LA

"It was all so messy and monstrous in a way that the West Hollywood guys would never tolerate. So even within the gay community it felt somewhat subversive." 
- Jackie Beat, Dragstrip 66 performer

"Dragstrip 66 hosted performance nights with fabulous headliners such as Holly Woodlawn and Varla Jean Merman, and incomparable themes like 'Florence of Arabia' and 'Victor/Victoria’s Secret.'" OUT Magazine

"Here was this little dingy restaurant with 5 million gay scenesters and drag queens packed inside. It was like a clown car, packed and fun as hell!" The Boulet Brothers

"The dancefloor rocked it all from Marilyn Manson to Madonna, Nirvana to Nancy Sinatra, Duran Duran to Dr. Dre, ABBA to Ziggy Stardust.”
DJ Paul V., Dragstrip 66 co-creator

“The club turned into a community-identified event. One could see a drag show elsewhere, but at Dragstrip 66 the patrons were a part of the show.” 
Gina Lotriman, Dragstrip 66 co-creator

"It was like Stonewall meeting Warhol meeting the Sunset Strip meeting Haight-Ashbury all in the aftermath of an AIDS-plagued decade. We were happy to party, and needed to party." - Scott Craig, co-owner of Akbar

"Dragstrip 66 carved out a niche for those who liked their nightlife somewhere between a John Waters film, a Bob Mackie fashion show, and a drunken punk dance party." 
- LA Times

"Mini-skirted man-mobs in Technicolor wigs, sky-high heels and falsies practically mauled each other to get in. It was the most wonderfully outrageous mix of gay, bi, straight, and curious clubsters all converging on the dancefloor." - LA Weekly


 


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Sharon Needles CD & Videos!

Here's your chance to own the rare "America's Sweetheart" CD from our own Sharon Needles - the original one! Plus a digital file of her "To Sir With Love" and "Just Can't Get Enough" music videos! Plus donor recognition on Facebook and our website.

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$35
Estimated Delivery Date: October 31st 2015

'96 Chanell Twins Calendar!

The lovely Chanell Twins just gifted us with autographed copies of their 1996 calendar, so grab this fierce slice of LA drag history! Plus donor recognition on Facebook and our website.

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$35
Estimated Delivery Date: October 31st 2015

Jackie Beat "Natural Woman" CD!

Jackie Beat is part of the Dragstrip 66 family and is the queen of brilliant parodies. Enjoy 15 tracks of Jackie's genius like "On Top Of A Girl," "La Isla Burrito," and "Dollah Back Girl." Plus donor recognition on Facebook and our website.

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$40
Estimated Delivery Date: October 31st 2015

Spunk Magazine Issue 2.1

The 4th of nine, RARE issues of SPUNK! This 9/93 issue features cover art & centerfold by David Hargrove, Chip Butterman's profile on Meryn Cadell, Stuart Bailey's guide to "Dead Hollywood Homos," and Paul V.'s music profile on Bjork & Jane Child. Plus fab club snaps of Girl James, Fabulous Phyliss, Bradley Picklesimer and more. Grab it and you will also be listed as a supporter on Facebook and our website.

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$40
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Customized Theme Poster!

Thanks, Dudes 'n Divas! Enjoy a digital file of a COMMEMORATIVE POSTER. Choose your theme night flyer from our web site - DS66thefrockumentary.com/posters - and we will create a custom poster recognizing you as a donor. Plus screen credit, and recognition on Facebook and our website.

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$50
Estimated Delivery Date: October 31st 2015

Madonna Birthday Pledge!

In honor of Madonna's 57th birthday! Be our lucky star and get into the groove with a $57 donation as your confession on the dancefloor! Do it by 12-Noon today! Plus a commemorative poster, screen credit, and recognition on Facebook and our website.

$57
Estimated Delivery Date: October 31st 2015

DJ Paul V. "Smash Mix!"

Thanks, Rocker! You'll receive your choice of a 20-minute "SMASH MIX" MP3 that originally aired on Indie 103.1 FM! Choose from a list of mixes that will be emailed to you. Plus commemorative poster, downloadable film, screen credit, and recognition on Facebook and our website.

$75
Estimated Delivery Date: September 30th 2015

Complete Recording Of A Theme Night Of Your Choice!

Did you attend Dragstrip 66? Flashback to your favorite experiences with an uncensored digital download of such classic theme nights as "Night Of A Zillion Jans" and "Vegas In Space." Our library of available themes will be emailed once your donation is received. Plus a Smash Mix, commemorative poster, downloadable film, screen credit, and recognition on Facebook and our website.

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$100
Estimated Delivery Date: June 30th 2016

Spunk Magazine Issue 2.6

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$100
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Spunk Magazine Issue 1.1

Our final issue of Spunk to offer: the 2/93 DEBUT issue and the RAREST one! It features a cover interview with DJ Eddie X, a "Best & Worst Dressed List '92" featuring Bryan Rabin, Otto, Frankie Payne, Robin Cameltoe. It also has the Dragstrip 66 "Karen Black/Valentine Ball" ad and Billy Limbo's "Club 1970" ad featuring Divine! This is the issue that launched this must-read, queer 'zine in LA, and it's worth every penny! Plus a complete recording of a theme night of your choice, a Smash Mix, commemorative poster, downloadable film, screen credit, and recognition on Facebook and our website.

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$100
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Associate Producer Credit!

Thanks, Film Mogul! Want to see your name in the credits? This is your chance! You will receive Associate Producer credit on the film, DVD and IMBD. You will be interviewed about your Dragstrip 66 memories in Los Angeles. Segments of your interview will be included in the documentary. Plus Smash Mix, commemorative poster, downloadable film, screen credit, and recognition on Facebook and our website.

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Estimated Delivery Date: June 30th 2016

Fan Page credit

Thanks, Dragster! Your contribution is most appreciated and you will be recognized on our Facebook page and our website - DS66thefrockumentary.com/supporters

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Dragstrip 66 Calendar!

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Extra Fancy 7" Single!

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Mens XL Black T-shirt

Thanks, Dragster! Enjoy this XL Black T-shirt with Dragstrip 66 logo. You will be recognized as a supporter on Facebook and our website.

$40

Spunk Magazine Issue 2.0

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$40
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Planet Homo with Jackie Beat!

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$50
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Spunk Magazine Issue 1.7

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$100
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Spunk Magazine Issue 1.8

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$100
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30 Minute On-Camera Interview!

Thanks, Movie Star! You'll be filmed during a 30-minute interview regarding your Dragstrip 66 memories. Interviews will take place in Los Angeles. Plus complete recording of a theme night of your choice, a Smash Mix, commemorative poster, downloadable film, screen credit, and recognition on Facebook and our website.

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$200
Estimated Delivery Date: June 30th 2016

60 Minute On-Camera Interview!

Thanks, Superstar! You'll be interviewed about your Dragstrip 66 memories for 60 minutes. Segments of your interview will be included in the documentary. Interviews will be conducted in Los Angeles. Plus complete recording of a theme night of your choice, a Smash Mix, commemorative poster, downloadable film, screen credit, and recognition on Facebook and our website.

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$500
Estimated Delivery Date: June 30th 2016

Co-Executive Producer Credit & 2 Film Premiere Tickets!

Thanks, Studio Exec! You will receive Co-Executive Producer credit on the film, DVD and IMBD. You will be interviewed about your Dragstrip 66 memories in Los Angeles. Segments of your interview will be included in the documentary. Plus, TWO tickets to a premiere screening at a nearby festival to be determined. Plus a Smash Mix, commemorative poster, downloadable film, screen credit, and recognition on Facebook and our website.

$5000
Estimated Delivery Date: June 30th 2016

Executive Producer Credit & 4 Film Premiere Tickets!

Thanks, Mr. DeMille! You'll join Phil Scanlon and Paul V. with an Executive Producer credit on the film, DVD and IMBD. You will be interviewed about your Dragstrip 66 memories in Los Angeles. Segments of your interview will be included in the documentary. Plus, FOUR tickets to a premiere screening at a nearby festival to be determined. Plus a Smash Mix, commemorative poster, downloadable film, screen credit, and recognition on Facebook and our website.

$10000
Estimated Delivery Date: June 30th 2016