Marsha P. Johnson Movie About Legendary Activist/Entertainer

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Marsha P. Johnson was the transsexual activist and entertainer who bedecked herself with flowers as she fought for rights and tried to scare up money, whether through prostitution or by befriending people she hoped would be as bighearted as she was.

Marsha now gets the big-screen treatment in Michael Kasino's loving documentary (yes, I'm in it), which you can see at the IFC Center on Monday, November 28, at 8 p.m., complete with a panel discussion after the film consisting of Marsha's friends and loved ones singing her floral praises.

You'll learn a lot!

Like how when a judge asked Marsha what her middle initial, "P," stood for, she said, "Pay it no mind."

He laughed and said, "I'll do just that," and set her free!

She was found in the river in 1992, which remains a mystery to this day, though Marsha's allure is stronger than ever.


Pay It No Mind: Marsha P. Johnson Trailer from Redux Pictures on Vimeo.


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11 comments
Eddie
Eddie

I also remember Marsha looking like a floral Carmen Miranda dancing at the legendary Firehouse on Wooster Street and sashaying with her elegant charm up and down Christopher Street.  One night when I bumped into her, hair cropped and wearing men's clothing, I asked, "Marsha!  Where's your drag?"  And she answered, "I'm wearing it honey, but not for very long!"  I also agree that she was murdered.  Marsha was too damned fierce to be suicidal.  I read that she was being pursued along the highway by a gang of thugs who were riding in a car with Jersey plates.  One thing for sure:  Marsha had to have fought to the finish.  God bless her and Sylvia Rivera...

Mspennyarcade
Mspennyarcade

I just found out the Marsha doc  is screening Monday and tuesday when I am out of town...I hope it has more slots...I am sorry to miss the doc. I always miss Marsha.I have a video of Marsha reporting to me about how Margo Howard Howard and Jackie Curtis were doing in the afterlife...so funny and wonderful.

xopenny arcade

Bbelovitch
Bbelovitch

I remember she was one of the first queens I met when I came to NY in 1984. She was so sweet and funny. She would always say to me, "remember honey chile, Marsha's getting hers"  Every time she saw me.  

Phil Davis
Phil Davis

I look forward to this film. Antony Hegarty paid tribute to her legacy when he named his band Antony and the Johnsons.

Kennykennynyc
Kennykennynyc

i miss her conversation on the telephones on christopher st ,genius

Robertangelo Coppola
Robertangelo Coppola

I also remember her from my Christopher Street Days. She was a regular fixture and when Warhol painted her well she was a star. But she was one even before that...Her death is very suspicious but those piers were notoriously dangerous for all sorts of activity. All these films of the past feels like a therapy session for me...But thanks for the memory....hugs

Parr
Parr

Thank God a LGBT icon like this is being remembered. So many aren't.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

I Love Her!!!  I've walked arm-in-arm up and down Christopher St with her back when it was the center of all gay-dom...she had time for everybody and always had something interesting to say, and was never a "diva" or nasty...that's why her death was so shattering.

The refrigerator magnet of the 1st photo still rules my fridge!

mjm
mjm

there's also documentaries about Sylvester and Divine that are in production and a doc about the Continental Baths is seeking funding through Kickstarter (so is the Divine doc)

latenitebump
latenitebump

someone needs to do a doc about sylvester. he was mighty real before outing became all the rage!

mjm
mjm

google 'Sylvester: Mighty Real'

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