In partnership with the Hollywood Theatre’s Feminist March programming, PICA co-presents the new documentary NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER, showcasing one of the world’s most acclaimed mixed-media and performance artists and her rich and multi-layered explorations of gender, racial identity, and sexuality.
Directed by the masked and merkin-clad artist herself, NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER deconstructs her celebrated stage shows combining dance, elaborate costumes, pop music hits, unabashed eroticism, and heavy doses of humor. This film goes behind her iconic mask, revealing her experience growing up ostracized in blonde-haired, blue-eyed Southern California as the child of a Sephardic Jewish mother and an African-American father. As Narcissister pushes the boundaries of contemporary art, she must also contend with the waning health of her biggest champion: her eccentric and loving mother. With as much to say about self-love as self-loathing in women’s lives, NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER is a thrilling, profound, and utterly moving experience.