Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Shortbus Premiere Party

Received this release about a party for the premiere of John Cameron Mitchell's new film Shortbus. CanCon note: one of the stars of the movie is Sook-Yin Lee, host of Definitely Not the Opera on CBC radio, who will be at this event.



- John Cameron Mitchell (Shortbus, Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
- Sook-Yin Lee, CBC radio host and Shortbus star
- Hosts Keith Cole and Lex Vaughn with DJ Will Munroe
- Gentleman Reg, Bitch & the Exciting Conclusions, Wau Wau Sisters, Kids on TV, Scott Matthew, Tiebreaker, Jay Brannan, Dirty Martini, PJ Deboy, Louis Schwadron, other artists TBD

- Shortbus Premiere Party & Concert Extravaganza presented by Queer Lounge

- Sunday, September 10th, 2006 - 10PM - 4AM

- The Phoenix Concert Theatre - 410 Sherbourne Street

- Open to the public - $25 tickets, $100 VIP tickets
- Tickets available via Ticketmaster (, keyword: shortbus)


Hailed by the Hollywood Reporter as "ground zero for the activity surrounding the [gay] films" at international film festivals, Queer Lounge will present an over-the-top extravaganza celebrating the North American premiere of "Shortbus", the highly acclaimed and controversial new film from John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and THINKFilm.

The evening of debauchery will feature performances by John Cameron Mitchell, Shortbus star and CBC radio host Sook-Yin Lee, Gentleman Reg, Bitch & The Exciting Conclusions, Wau Wau Sisters, Kids on TV, Scott Matthew, Kids on TV and others to be announced. The party is open to the public. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the non-profit Queer Lounge.

For the first time-ever, Queer Lounge will bring its distinctive mix of star-studded nightlife, networking, and advocacy to Toronto from September 9th - September 11th. TIFF has sanctioned Queer Lounge as a "TIFF Extra," the first organization ever to be recognized with this distinction. More at


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My experiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. Note this blog is not affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival Group or the festival itself.
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