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Tally Brown, New York

Tally Brown, New York

Tally Brown, New York

1979 / 97min / 16mm

DIRECTOR: ROSA VON PRAUNHEIM

CAST: TALLY BROWN, HOLLY WOODLAWN, DIVINE

The eponymous Brown, a hyper-charismatic classically trained singer with a barrelhouse blues voice who wowed audiences from Off-Broadway to gay bathhouses, finds her ideal chronicler in the person of groundbreaking queer documentarian von Praunheim, who captures the underground legend in the act of spinning yarns, launching into song in her trademark tremelo, and frolicking with fellow fabulous freaks like Holly Woodlawn and Divine. A love letter from the filmmaker to his subject, and from Tally Brown to her hometown of New York City, shown here at the height of grotty glamor.