The nightlife legend Susanne Bartsch has created a documentary with the collaborative duo Anthony&Alex chronicling her fabulous NYC-based career. The film, announced on Vogue, will outline her amazing legacy, highlighting everything from Bartsch’s private life inside her Chelsea Hotel home to those who’ve been affected by her—legends, like RuPaul and Amanda Lepore, as well as contemporary club stalwarts, like Sussi Suss and Aquaria.
The film is being directed by collaborative duo Anthony&Alex.
According to the page:
@Bartschland is a one-of-a-kind documentary about Susanne Bartsch, creator of the Love Ball and NYC’s patron saint of transformation and inclusion.
The first and only documentary about this living icon, @Bartschland traces the transformation of the past 30 years in NYC nightlife, fashion, art and the LGBT community through the life of Susanne Bartsch. Known as the “Queen of the Night” in the underground party scene, few people – if any – have witnessed the radical transformation of the city as Susanne Bartsch has.
We want to bring the iconic NYC party, fashion and art scene to vivid life in this film while honoring Susanne’s trend-setting, one of a kind lifestyle. We aim to create a truly original and breathtaking film that doesn’t echo the stale biographical talking-head documentary we’re all used to seeing. We want viewers to experience the dreamlike energy and aura unique to a Bartsch party, and we’re going to realize this through an experiential montage of her current-day life blended with archival footage from her past, and accented with playful and highly stylized shoots that leave you emotionally charged yet exhausted – just like on the dance floor! We’re also exploring Susanne’s future and the challenges she faces as the millennial generation enters her world.
We are obsessed with what people perceive to be “normal.” It fascinates us that many people believe there is a certain way to be, or act. Today the idea of what it is to be “normal” is being questioned more and more. From race to sexual orientation to gender identification, there has never been a more important time to highlight a person like Susanne Bartsch, who embraces all walks of life so long as they’re true to the individual.