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Last night we caught the New York Newfest film premiere of What's the Name of the Dame? a hilarious new documentary about nine drag queens recording a (surprisingly good) album of Abba covers called Abbalicious. Filmmaker Allan Neuwirth interviews Joan Rivers (the real one, not an impersonator), Frank DeCaro, Christine Baranski and Abba's normally reclusive Benny Andersson about the art of drag and Abba's place in it. Their commentaries are interspersed between clips of some of New Yorks most fabulous Queens—Hedda Lettuce, Sade Pendavis, June Bug—singing and telling their stories.
The film is slowly making its way around the film festival circuit, and if you love Mod styles, you'll covet drag queen Edie's way fab ensembles—which Liza Minnellicould have worn during her "With a Z" years. We'd buy every outfit if we could, only in much smaller sizes.
· What's the Name of the Dame? [Official Site]