“Shit & Champagne,” a screen adaptation of San Francisco’s legendary stage show will premiere in Los Angeles as one of the featured films of Outfest 2021 on August 18th. The film is also set for VOD release exclusively on Altavod on September 7th and coming to AppleTV & Amazon on October 12, 2021.
San Francisco’s own drag queen extraordinaire D’Arcy Drollinger trades the stage for the big screen in his first feature “Shit & Champagne,” a wacky send-up of ’70s sexploitation flicks. Drollinger stars as the titular Champagne Horowitz Jones Dickerson White, a charismatic stripper who finds herself in danger after her fiancé and half-sister are both murdered. When the cops refuse to investigate, Champagne takes matters into her own perfectly manicured hands to find answers.
A string of messy booty bump incidents leads Champagne to uncover an evil plot at mega retail chain store Mall-Wart and a discount escort service run by an evil mystery woman. As Champagne becomes increasingly embroiled in the seedy underbelly, she has no choice but to go undercover to get to the bottom of things. Adapted from Drollinger’s wildly successful stage show, Shit & Champagne is fiendishly fun wall-to-wall slapstick and camp, thanks to the unerring comic timing of Drollinger and a supporting cast of all-star drag talent, including Drag Race’s Alaska Thunderfuck and local faves Steven LeMay and Matthew Martin.
Watch the trailer below:
Synopsis: When the drug-lords of the underworld kill your fiancé and your sister, and the cops stand idly by and do nothing, there’s only one thing left to do…dance! D’Arcy Drollinger’s tribute to female empowerment and the low-budget exploitation films of the 1970s delivers high-kicking, ass-whooping comedy.
A special edition Shit & Champagne Blu-Ray will also be available for purchase from Utopia exclusively at VinegarSyndrome.com, with pre-orders starting October 1st.
Pre-order on Altavod: https://www.altavod.com/content/shitchampagne
Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the world’s leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. For nearly four decades, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers, and protected more than 40,000 LGBT films and videos. Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival is ten days of world-class films, panels, and parties.
The 2021 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is proudly presented by WarnerMedia, a partnership that has spanned over 20 years. Automotive Sponsor is Hyundai. Grand Sponsors are Amazon Studios and IMDb. Premiere Sponsors include AARP, Directors Guild of America, Gilead, KCRW, LA Times, NBCUniversal, Rainbow Media, Showtime, The Fight Magazine, and Variety.