Last night was the 4th Annual Club Party Monster at the Music Box Theater in Hollywood, a night that gets bigger and crazier each year and is now taking off in other cities, like North Kansas City. (It’s becoming Halloween’s Rocky Horror.) Party Monster, both the movie and the shockumentary, played on a giant screen, mashed together with club-kid clips and Amanda Lepore jiggling her bitties thanks to VJ Thairin Smothers. Chris McKim, meanwhile, photographed the assembled cyber-punks, gogo dancers, and hot club messes. Spotted in the crowd were CSI‘s Eric Szmanda, Alexis Arquette, Ring My Bell guests Geoffrey Paris and Kelly Likes Shoes, fab portrait button designer Plasticgod, and a handful of James St. Jamesalikes. The real James meanwhile was unnerving in a splendid rictus grin mask.
– Steven Corfe
All photos by Chris McKim / Phototopia