This short documentary, directed by Craig Calman and alternately called He Made Herself a Star, is a marvelous peek into the bygone world of a quietly fading goddess. The ever-alluring drag legend Alexis Del Lago has been beguiling clubgoers for decades. I remember meeting her in the ’80s and even then she seemed a dazzling relic from an earlier age. Here she talks (in a sadly faltering voice) about Warhol and Mapplethorpe (whom she found “tacky”) and shows us the pictures of an incredible life lived to the fullest, on the furthest edges of society. This is our LGBT history,people, and Alexis is a living monument to our culture.
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