Once a month from 1993 to 2004, drag queens and celebrities come together with muscle boys and rock at a Mexican-restaurant-turned-nightclub to thrash, dance, and perform for one another in an eruption of blasting music and flashing lights called Dragstrip 66.
Rudolpho’s, the unassuming Silver Lake, L.A. home of this monthly nightclub, has since been shut, sitting across the street from two gas stations and a Burger King. The party then moved to The Echo, in Echo Park, and lasted until 2013.
Dragstrip, the Frockumentary is an inside look at the goings-on in this iconic gay club. Using footage of showstopping performances from the likes of Jackie Beat and Sharon Needles, co-directors Phil Scanlon and original club founder Paul V aim to bring the party to your home, and pay tribute to this humble party started by two best friends, Mr. Dan (Gina Lotriman) and DJ Paul V.
Dragstrip 66 was the place to be for anyone identifying as queer, accepting anyone fierce enough to get down and have fun. IIt hosted regular performance nights with headliners such as Holly Woodlawn and Varla Jean Merman, and incomparable theme nights -- “Florence of Arabia” and “Victor/Victoria’s Secret,” for example -- with promo posters to match.
Watch the trailer featurette below.
For more information, visit Dragstrip 66: The Frockumentary