Vegas In Space

Institute History

  • 1992 Sundance Film Festival


Glamor First, Glamor Last, Glamor Always! Join in this out-of-this-world, madcap drag extravaganza, starring the sensational, outrageous, notorious Doris Fish, head diva of guerrilla drag troupe Sluts-A-Go-Go, sadly in her final performance. Vegas in Space is the quintessential low-tech, cheese-o-rama, musical-sci-fi tour-de-drag, where the plot alone is a perverse marvel: Starship Captain Dan Tracy and his all-male crew are sent on a secret mission by the Empress of Earth to investigate strange disturbances emanating from Vegas, an all-female pleasure sphere where men cannot tread even in the most dire emergencies. The crew is ordered to take gender-reversal pills and travel undercover. Posing as Tracy Daniels and Her Show Girls, they arrive on Vegas to perform a mid-twentieth-century lounge act and to rescue the stolen girlinium gems vital to the planet’s survival.

Vegas in Space is the first feature by San Francisco producer/director Phillip R. Ford, who describes this eagerly awaited camp spectacular as “an art film, cleverly disguised as trash.” It’s the stuff of which midnight cult followings are made. See it and surrender yourself to fabulousness!

— Alberto Garcia

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