WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? AND THE FILMS OF THE GAY GIRLS RIDING CLUB

Ray Harrison, USA, 1962, AGFA, Cult

Spearheaded by filmmaker Ray Harrison, the Gay Girls Riding Club (GGRC) took California’s 1960s underground gay scene by storm with drag spoofs of classic Hollywood films. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? AND THE FILMS OF THE GAY GIRLS RIDING CLUB collects the joyous, ambitious, and wig-filled GGRC films on home video for the first time ever. From WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, shot only a few months after the release of WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, to ALL ABOUT ALICE, the GGRC’s feature-length roast of ALL ABOUT EVE, these pioneering DIY movies are essential snapshots of mid-century drag culture that would feel right at home with the dreamy work of Mike and George Kuchar. AGFA, in partnership with the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, is thrilled to present these overlooked chapters of queer cinema -- preserved from the only known 16mm film elements in existence.

FILMS INCLUDED
• ALWAYS ON SUNDAY (1962, 8 mins)
• WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1963, 31 mins)
• THE ROMAN SPRINGS ON MRS. STONE (1963, 19 mins)
• SPY ON THE FLY (1967, 43 mins)
• ALL ABOUT ALICE (1972, 68 mins)

SPECIAL FEATURES
• 2K preservations from the only known 16mm prints in existence
• 2K restoration of ALL ABOUT ALICE from the 16mm camera reversal
• WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?: Commentary with queer film historian Evan Purchell and AGFA’s Bret Berg
• ALL ABOUT ALICE outtakes
• Reversible cover with archival GGRC promotional material

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Details

  • 169
  • Color & B/W
  • 1.33:1

Formats

  • Blu-ray

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