All about Alice
Ray Harrison
Fiction : 68' / Drag, Camp, Comedy

A direct quote, and both a spicy and campy drag parody of Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve, All About Alice is the Gay Girls Riding Club’s most ambitious effort and its final film. It is also the GGRC’s sole colour and sound synched film, shot in 12 non-consecutive days with a budget of 10.000USD. An essential snapshot of mid-century drag culture, although it quotes Mankiewicz’s Oscar winning classic, All About Alice is also in equal part inspired by the musical Applause, which opened on Broadway in 1970, starring Lauren Bacall, and the film’s “Margo Channing” is parody to both Bacall and Bette David.  


September 17 | 21h30 | Cinemateca Portuguesa - Sala M. Félix Ribeiro Buy Tickets

/ Details

Year: 1972

Country: USA

Language: english

Subtitles: portuguese

With: Christopher Morley, Chuck Bratton, Warren Fremming, Wallace Fredericks, Ken Sprague (aka Dakota), Lea Marmer

/ Direction

Ray Harrison


Ray Harrison was an American filmmaker who signed some of his earlier films as Connie B. de Mille. He was a part of the 1960s underground film collective Gay Girls Riding Club, a group of gay men – some of them members of the industry -, who spoofed Hollywood movies in a series of elaborate amateur films. Rarely seen today, these films, made at a time when gay lives were universally portrayed as tragic in film, remain a unique document of a pre-Stonewall affirmative gay identity.


1972 - All About Alice (Feature Film)
1969 - Les Boys (Short Film)
1967 - The Spy on the Fly (Short Film)
1963 - The Roman Springs on Mrs. Stone (Short Film)
1963 - What Really Happened to Baby Jane (Short Film)
1962 - Suddenly, Last Sunday (Short Film)

1962 - Always on Sunday (Short Film)

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