Drag Race superstars Alaska Thunderfuck and Michelle Visage can add actress to their resume, because the two are attached to a new Joey Stefano biopic project that’s in the works. Alaska will play Gender, a make-up artist who played in the band Johnny Depp Clones with Chi Chi LaRue and Michelle will play Anita, a TV host providing a through-line for the film. Joey Stefano was a gay icon, actor, and Madonna model.
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Stefano, real name Nicholas Anthony Iacona, stated drinking heavily after his father died when he was 15. Arriving in LA, he immediately started working on porn and starred in 58 films.
He was spotted by Madonna, casting him in both her video for Deeper and Deeper and her Sex photography book.
Stefano died in November 1994 from a lethal mixture of cocaine, morphine, heroin, and ketamine. He was found dead in a motel room at 26 years old.
Charles Isherwood penned a biography called Wonder Bread and Ecstasy: The Live and Death of Joey Stefano. The film will be based on the biography, and is set for release next year.
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