I first met Alexis Del Lago over thirty years ago at a party for Italian director Frederico Fellini. She glided into the room – all bugle beads, egret feathers, and netted veils – and the crowd gasped. Never before had we seen such elegance! such poise! such GLAMOUR! Alexis was old school even by old school standards. She had been around in the ’60s and ’70s, and had seen it all. I longed to sit down with her and hear the stories of her life.
Now, all these years later, I’m about to.
This Sunday afternoon, the 70-something-year-old legend will join Transparent‘s Zachary Drucker and myself for an hour of historic storytelling. Miss Del Lago will open up about life before Stonewall, about LGBTQ icons and friends like Marsha P Johnson, And Warhol, Candy Darling and Holly Woodlawn, and beyond.
You definitely won’t want to miss this one. For those of you young whippersnappers who think drag began with Drag Race, this is a rare opportunity to meet and talk to one of the originals of a by-gone era. Alexis incredible life lived to the fullest, on the furthest edges of society. This is our history,people, and Alexis is a living monument to our culture.
The Alexis Del Lago panel is Sunday, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 501ABC
James St. James & Zackary Drucker Interview Alexis Del Lago
Editor of the WOW Report, James St. James, gets up-close-and-personal with the iconic Alexis Del Lago as she shares a slide-show of personal photos along with intimate memories of her fabulous life.
Other panel information here.
And if you haven’t gotten your tickets for DragCon yet, THERE’S STILL TIME! Get them HERE.
Below: Caprice, a short documentary featuring Alexis directed by Craig Calman and alternately called He Made Herself a Star. It’s is a marvelous peek into the bygone world of th quietly fading goddess who talks (in a sadly faltering voice) about Warhol and Mapplethorpe (whom she found “tacky”).