Spider Mites of Jesus: The Dirtwoman Documentary

Showings

Roxie Theatre Sun, Jun 2 7:00 PM
Film Info
Director:Jerry Williams
Film Category:GLBTQ
Counterculture
Health
Running Time:93 min.
Country:USA

Description

Every city has its own local legend, and Donnie “Dirtwoman” Corker was Richmond, Virginia’s. Having suffered from “Spider Mites of Jesus” (spinal meningitis) as a child, Donnie struggled with learning disabilities which left him illiterate. With limited career options and a larger than life personality, Donnie made his way as a drag prostitute, border-line offensive performer, and local celebrity. With his John Waters-esque ability to both shock and delight, Donnie inherited the moniker Dirtwoman, the self-proclaimed Queen of Richmond. Whether performing on stage, appearing in a GWAR video, or caught candidly on the street, what Dirtwoman offers up is anyone guess, but you can bet it’s nothing shy of outrageous. -MR