Peaches Does Herself

 
PEACHES DOES HERSELF ist der Film zum gleichnamigen Musical der Musikerin und Künstlerin Merrill Nisker alias Peaches aus dem Jahr 2010. In einer semi-autobiografischen Geschichte erzählt sie, begleitet durch Songs aus ihren vier Alben, von ihrer Entwicklung von der Erzieherin zur wilden feministischen Sexdiva. Eine skurrile, bunte und laute Elektro-Rock-Oper von jener jungen Frau, die von einer 65-jährigen Stripperin dazu geleitet wird, sexuell explizite Musik zu machen, und sich dann in eine/n Transsexuelle/n verliebt, sich das Herz brechen läßt und daraufhin ihrem eigenen Weg zu internationaler Berühmtheit folgt. Der Film hatte seine Weltpremiere beim Internationalen Filmfestival Toronto 2012.

PEACHES DOES HERSELF follows the musician Peaches through her journey from bedroom wannabe musician to rock star. Through a selection of songs from Peaches's 4 official albums, a mythical biography is told based on the misconceptions surrounding Peaches's image. On the advice of a 65-yearold stripper, Peaches makes music that is sexually forthright. Her popularity grows and she becomes what her fans expect her to be, transsexual. She falls in love with a beautiful shemale but Peaches gets her heart broken and has to realize who she really is. Described as an anti-jukebox musical. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012.

Director's Biography
PEACHES, born Merrill Nisker in Toronto, Canada, is an iconic musician and performance artist. Known for her gender bender provocation, she has inspired and shaped the mainstream into a more inclusive and sexually progressive surrounding. Her albums include The Teaches of Peaches (2000), Fatherfucker (2003), Impeach My Bush (2006) and I Feel Cream (2009). Peaches recently focused on theatrical production. In PEACHES CHRIST SUPERSTAR, she directed and performed the complete musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” as a one-woman show. PEACHES DOES HERSELF is her first feature film.

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DOCS IN CONCERT
European Panorama Documentary 2013
Peaches
Deutschland 2012
color
80 Minuten
OF
Drehbuch Peaches
Kamera Robin Thomson
Schnitt Robin Thomson
Ton/Sounddesign Cornelius Rapp
Musik Peaches
Mit Peaches, Danni Daniels, Sandy Kane, Mignon, Sweet Machine Band, Jolly Goods, The Fatherfucker Dancers
Produktion
I U She Productions Berlin Germany cyndy.villano@gmail.com