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Reel Queer characters open Out Takes 2006

Reel Queer characters open Out Takes 2006

Popular queer duo, The Cottage, and drag queen supremo, Miss Ribena, perform at the opening night extravaganza of Out Takes 2006: A Reel Queer Film Festival, tonight, 9:00pm, G.A.Y., 270 Karangahape Road.

Direct from sell-out performances at this year’s New Zealand Fringe Festival, The Cottage are Kate Fitzroy and Cooper Amai who take a fresh and fabulous look at the stereotypes and misconceptions around queer culture. The term “cottaging” refers to the act of “scoring someone in the loo”.

Wickedly funny and outrageously un-PC, The Cottage is set to attack and embrace ‘gay’ labelling, bringing character extremes of queer culture to life on stage, from the dizziest blonde twink to the cruelest dyke.

Back by popular demand and fresh from judging Mr Gay Auckland is infamous Krd personality Miss Ribena, who will be in full flight flirting her stuff, revving up the crowds and being her effervescent self on the night.

The Out Takes 2006: A Reel Queer Film Festival runs 25 May - 5 June (Auckland); 1 - 11 June (Wellington) and 8 - 14 June (Christchurch).

Ticketing, venue and full programme details are online at:

Key festival sponsors are the New Zealand AIDS Foundation and Absolutely Positively Wellington. Supporters include: Octopus Resort, Y&R, Ross Brown, Jack, Out!, Paramount and


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