Illustration by Grant Shaffer

Illustration by Grant Shaffer

In 2001, my actor friend Jack Plotnick (Gods and Monsters, Action) and I made a 13-minute film called Evie Harris: Shining Star. To date, the comedy has screened at gay film festivals in Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and Philadelphia, and in 2002, was one of the finalists in the Planet Out Short Film competition. We lost to a lesbian sex comedy but what are you going to do?

Down but never out show biz legend Evie Harris is a character Jack's been doing for years at various parties of mine and other events like the drag pageant Quest for the Crown and Match Game Live. In Evie Harris: Shining Star, Evie takes her biggest fan (played by yours truly) to Hollywood Boulevard to clean her star on the Walk of Fame. Much hijinks ensue.

In 2003, Evie will make her big screen debut in the feature Girls Will Be Girls co-starring Coco Peru and Varla Jean Merman. I make a cameo in the film as a beleaguered TV director saddled with the job of shooting Evie's comeback special. God help me.

Also available for your viewing pleasure is an Evie gallery, chock full of shots of our beloved Hollywood battleaxe at various industry functions in various states of consciousness. Enjoy.

WATCH THE MOVIE IN TWO PARTS BELOW:

Here's GALLERY of some fun Evie pics, some from the film and some from various events like the 2000 fundraiser "Quest for the Crown" where Evie first shared the stage with the brilliant Coco Peru.

And a few more fun pics:

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Evie with Shields and Yarnell.  One of them actually reached out to us via email and said he liked the movie, not sure if it's Shields or Yarnell.  Which one's the dude?

Evie with Shields and Yarnell.  One of them actually reached out to us via email and said he liked the movie, not sure if it's Shields or Yarnell.  Which one's the dude?

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And here's a few more clips of my misadventures with Evie.