I Should Have Been In The Peter Gatien Documentary

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I'm the documentary king, having appeared in docs about bisexuality, Paris Hilton, The Boys in the Band, Charles Bush, Jackie Curtis, the Gramercy Hotel, Jack Wrangler, the Roxy, Squeezebox, Michael Lucas, Kiki & Herb, Divine, Vito Russo, Michael Alig, Bert Stern, Quentin Crisp, Joey Arias, Florent, Grey Gardens, and on and on.

But strangely enough, I'm not in the new one about deported club owner Peter Gatien.

And I should be!

I was the reporter -- and adult -- at Gatien's Limelight and Tunnel clubs WAY more than anyone else.

I was at every single Disco 2000, Glammy awards, Dirty Mouth contest, and King and Queen of NY contest, and reported on every moment.

At Limelight, I did events with Brooke Shields, Julia Sweeney, Jocelyn Wildenstein, Donna Douglas, Barbara Eden, and the "I've fallen and I can't get up" woman.

At Tunnel, I christened the club with my birthday party and went on to have bashes with John Wayne Bobbit, Divine Brown, and many others.

I worked with Gatien on a movie he wanted to do about club life, which then became a documentary, and which then never happened, but still, we worked together.

I celebrated what was good about the clubs and critiqued what was not so delightful.

I was the first one to allude to the missing club kid and then dabbled in the details of his alleged killing.

I had to tip off another reporter who was totally clueless despite the mess of buzz and publicity on it.

I should have been in there.

Gatien's daughter co-produced the doc, which might have something to do with this. She was mad that I once wrote her dad was trying to get back into the U.S. by invoking his part-Native American status. But it was true!

Oh, well.

Will I survive being left out of a movie about a man who -- after the famous club-kid murder -- had a publicist tell the press, "There WAS no Angel. This was all made up"?

Probably.



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40 comments
kori239
kori239

God, how many times can you say "I?" Quit tooting your own horn. It isn't cute. Washed up old hag!

Waybro
Waybro

I was surprised that you weren't in the movie as well.  I was a the stage manager at the Limelight for several years (I stopped the place from burning down one night)  and yes, it seemed as though you were always involved somehow, somewhere.

The movie did portray Peter more sympathetically than I would have,  but it's still a sad tale.

Richard R.
Richard R.

No one wanted you in the fil because you're fake and annoying Micheal MUSTO. You were an annoying little tag along at all the events. You were a grown man around teen men. You were so annoying. I hated talking to you. Jerk

bricktop
bricktop

anything in the doc about the stack of shit he created in toronto called Circa?

latenitebump
latenitebump

what? you should have been the peter in gatien´s documentary.

Jessie
Jessie

I have questions....Was/Is there anything about Peter Gatien that wasn't underhanded, sleazy and disgusting? Just curious. Another question, Leva Garin is a whore, so why is she involved in a documentary when she should be making porn?

Quib
Quib

So the fiancee thinks you're "pathetic" because you sent a polite request to be in a movie you should have been in?

Ages ago, I worked for a production company and her fiance called SCREAMING "Why are you using him???? IT SHOULD BE ME!!!"

They had to explain to him that you were actually there for all the subjects they wanted to talk about in the movie.

Peterparker
Peterparker

I love how she put that nasty (and you say erroneous) comment on your blog and then accuses you of being bitchy.

What a...no, let's not go there.

Starzboi
Starzboi

"Washed out"?? Maybe she means washed up. But you were in all those docs! And you have a job!!!

billy beyond
billy beyond

pretty sick. I'll be waiting for the five dollar version of this one on the corner.

Div
Div

Doesn't Lera work for Miami New Times? She shouldn't be trashing one of the stars of the same newspaper chain.

Guest
Guest

Her use of "queen" sounds homophobic too, since she's using it as part of a perjorative.

Isn't Owen the one who screams and demands?

Musto
Musto

PS: I never said to NOT use anyone else. I merely said to include me.

Benet
Benet

Lera Gavin is engaged to Frank Owen. Poor her.

Benet
Benet

You contacted the woman saying you should be in the documentary.

Now you're writing that you should have been in the documentary.

There's no contradiction at all.

Sorry, Lera, no dice.

Jeffrey Schwarz
Jeffrey Schwarz

Thank you for plugging THREE of my docs in the first sentence! xo

Timmmyk
Timmmyk

I'm doing a documentary about people who SHOULD have been in documentaries but were left out. Do you know anyone who I should not include?

Lera Gavin
Lera Gavin

Hey Guys,

Did you know that Michael Musto begged Jen Gatien to be on the documentary? Like literally begged on his knees. Spammed her with emails and even made his publicist friend send her a letter?? Pathetic. Really, really pathetic. But then again, that is something to be expected of a whiny washed out gossipy queen.

Cheers,

Lera Gavin

Wiz
Wiz

The movie was disappointing. The one you're in, "Disco Bloodbath," was more authentic.

Harpo
Harpo

"I had to tip off another reporter..."

Sounds like Owen, who seems clueless a lot.

Mark
Mark

I wouldnt be too concerned. The movie is all over the place and time wise, not very well thought out. It's as if I reading Frank Owen's book 'Clubland' except with the interviews they tend to be edited badly.

Bazumbas
Bazumbas

I saw it at Tribeca festival. Meh.

Ritametermaid
Ritametermaid

I wouldn't sweat this at all. It's a big yuck. They're dumb not to have you, though.

Melvyn
Melvyn

The daughter probably just wants to paint her father as an innocent victim of Giuliani, so you wouldn't fit in there, because you'd give a balanced view of what really happened.

Shannon Macri
Shannon Macri

I don't get why Michael Musto wasn't in the film. He was around when it all went down and he knows so much about the life in those days. He was around many of them including Michael Alig. I don't get it. Why wouldn't they have him in there? 

Lera Gavin
Lera Gavin

Jessie,

I was not involved in the documentary, but Frank was. And as for the whore comment, you may suck my big 12inch dildo. Being a dominatrix doesn't make me a whore.

Lera Gavin
Lera Gavin

You are a lying piece of shit. Provide the name of the production company and the film/docu and your real name, but of course you won't because you're a fucking coward. At least I say things with my named attached to it.

Lera Gavin
Lera Gavin

I use "queen" because he is one.... and a very bitchy one as well. Plus, I'm not really homophobic. There's nothing to be "scared" of.

Lera Gavin
Lera Gavin

Yes I am. And you're stalking me. Poor you.

Musto
Musto

Please include me, lol!

Musto
Musto

Um, my blog is pretty clear about the fact that I feel I should have been in the documentary. In fact, that's exactly what it's about! So, naturally, I asked Jen to put me in the documentary. It's not like I came out of left field. Like I said, I was at Tunnel and Limelight virtually every night and covered practically every moment of it. "Spammed her with emails" is a complete lie. I sent her ONE email asking.

"My publicist friend" is not a publicist, just a friend. The one who Jen was mad at for telling me about Peter trying to get back in the country. She asked if she should try to contact Jen about this and I said fine.

If your email is any indication of the factuality in the film, then it's pretty sad.

Alessandra
Alessandra

Not worth losing a bead of sweat over.

Whack
Whack

Well, someone had to do research to check out your agenda since you didn't reveal it.

Musto
Musto

PS; If you want to talk about spamming, I sure got a lot of emails begging me to go see the movie the other night!!

rolph
rolph

"Whiny, washed out gossip queen" is way better than "deported, tax fraud, drug addled, drug encouraging sleazeball who covered up for a murder."

Rest easy, Musto.

Ambermey
Ambermey

Ha! I love that the person above, who shall remain nameless, calls attention to their name through your blog! Who is that???? Never mind. Who cares.

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