Sunday, November 5, 2017

Phoebe Legere's SPEED QUEEN Launches Pinkstart Campaign

PHOEBE LEGERE has launched a Pinkstart campaign for "SPEED QUEEN," Phoebe's LGBT Themed musical that will premiere at Dixon Place in New York City, March 7, 2018.
SPEED QUEEN uncovers deep truths about the moments that define us, the women who shape us, and the ache of love that can last a lifetime.
SPEED QUEEN: The Joe Carstairs Story is an ambitious musical conceived to honor one of the most courageous foremothers in the struggle for gay liberation and transgender equality. The Gay Pride of Marion Barbara 'Joe' Carstairs (1900 – 1993) and her refusal to hide her true identity as a transgender person has resonated with Phoebe Legere
Legere's musical Speed Queen: The Joe Carstairs Story, will combine storytelling,  painting, sculpture, lesbian movie stars, costumes, and music. The musical will open March 7th at legendary LGBT performance space Dixon Place. Legere seeks funds to cover production costs...which will include a real motorboat, romantic lesbian films, and spectacular special effects. 


PHOEBE LEGERE STARS in her first cross-dressing role. In addition to the lead role of 'Joe" Carstairs, Legere will play many of Carstair's movie star lesbian lovers including Tallulah Bankhead, Marlene Dietrich, Garbo and Mabel Mercer. This will be a style fest for gay people of every stripe. Joe Carstairs was a natty dresser. Her suits were made by her tailor in Saville Row. She even dressed her doll, Lord Tod Wadley, in impeccable, Saville Row yachting attire. 
Legere's male costumes have been made by Ralph Lauren. 
Her period movie star costumes of the 20's, 30's and 40's are inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood glamor: Adrian, Edith Head, Travis Banton....
Speedboat world record-holder Joe Carstairs, heir to the Standard Oil fortune, came of age in the 1920's. Her robust lesbian milieu included Gertrude Stein, Natalie Barney, and Dolly Wilde. Joe was an action hero. She loved engineering, speed, and stiff competition; but above all, Joe loved women. Joe Carstairs broke the world speed record for motorboat racing in 1926. She quickly became an international celebrity. 
In 1931, there was a sudden change in the public attitude toward gay women. Joe was criticized for her masculine attire and mannerisms. The European press condemned the“Cult of the Clitoris.” Joe set sail across the Atlantic to create her own Lesbian Paradise in the Bahamas: Whale Cay.
Joe redefined herself, again and again, refusing to look back, always triumphing as the captain of her own destiny. The story of Joe Carstairs unfolds in three acts: from Joe’s experiences as a young ambulance driver in World War l; to the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of making lesbian love to fabulous gay starlets; to her years as, “the Fastest Woman on Water”  when Joe held the world speed record for motorboat racing. In the final chapter, Joe Carstairs sailed away from the glare of publicity and became the King of her own, private, Lesbian Island. 
Speed Queen is an exploration of the true life story of a courageous, historical lesbian. It is a sensual, intoxicating LGBTQ play that uncovers deep truths about the moments that define us, the women who shape us, and the ache of love that can last a lifetime.
This is an evening-length play that will include: multi-media, songs, dances, and portrayals of Joe’s lesbian lovers: Marlene Dietrich, Tallulah Bankhead, Greta Garbo, Mabel Mercer, Billy Holiday and Dolly Wilde. At the center of the story is the inspiring, inimitable Gay-Pride pioneer Joe Carstairs.

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This campaign will close on 2017-12-10. This is a Flexible Funding Project. It will receive the funds raised, even if it does not reach its goal.
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    The JET SKI
    A mp3 download of Phoebe Legere'es hit song "SPEED QUEEN"
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    Autographed photo of Phoebe Legere as Joe.
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    Phoebe Legere signed Speed Queen poster and program.
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    The BOSTON WHALER 
    4th of July Phoebe's birthday Barbecue with Phoebe Legere, plus YOUR NAME in the program; plus free ticket and VIP seating at Dixon Place
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    The TRIMARAN 
    Yachting Hat signed by Phoebe Legere; 


















































    Learn more at: http://www.pinkstart.me/en/speedqueen

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    GRAMMY for PHOEBE LEGERE

    FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: 

    GRAMMY 2018: PHOEBE LEGERE


    --RECORD OF THE YEAR
    --SONG OF THE YEAR
    --AMERICANA ROOTS SONG
    --AMERICANA ALBUM
    --FOLK ALBUM
    --MUSIC VIDEO
    --PIANO SOLO

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    PHOEBE LEGERE's ORIGINAL ROCK BAND: MONAD

    There were boy bands...there were girls who sang in bands... but Phoebe Legere's MONAD was the first multi-racial&ethnic group featuring both men and women who played music together as a unit on equal footing.

    The mission was not diversity--Phoebe's plan just worked out that way--and everything flowed in harmony. This groundbreaking group inspired the wheel to turn in a revolutionary way and made rock music what it is today. Any chick who plays in a band today owes a huge debt of gratitude to Phoebe Legere.





    Sunday, October 22, 2017

    PHOEBE LEGERE PHOTOS! ENJOY!

    Phoebe Legere

     is a Transmedia Multi-Format Artist   www.phoebelegere.com

    Follow Phoebe Legere on twitter: @Legere
    On Instagram: phoebelegere
    PHOEBE LEGERE! ACCORDION! TIMES SQUARE!

    PHOEBE LEGERE performing at THE CUTTING ROOM

    PHOEBE LEGERE! ACCORDION! MUSICIAN! ARTIST!

    PHOEBE LEGERE PLAYS GUITAR and SEVEN OTHER INSTRUMENTS

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    PHOEBE LEGERE ON TOUR: MONTREAL MEDIA SENSATION

    The media in Montreal, Quebec 
    is crazy for PHOEBE LEGERE! 

    Phoebe Legere is performing at Weimar Montreal, produced by impresario 
    Earl Dax.



    The event, scheduled for Saturday, October 14, was highlighted in the Weekend Section of LE DEVOIR.

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    PHOEBE LEGERE's OCTOBERFEST! MONTREAL! HUDSON! NEW YORK!

    PHOEBE LEGERE and 
    Impressario EARL DAX teaming up for another exciting and provacative 
    Weimar Extravaganza!

    MONTREAL:   October 14

    HUDSON HELSINKI: October 15

    NEW YORK: October 17 at Joe's Pub!





    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    PHOEBE LEGERE at JALOPY THEATER, Oct. 1



    Step into Phoebe Legere's LOVE BUBBLE at Jalopy Theater, Sunday, October 1 at 7:30pm. Here's Phoebe's facebook post on the event.