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The Teaches of Peaches Coming To TIFF With ‘Peaches Does Herself’

The Teaches of Peaches Coming To TIFF With 'Peaches Does Herself'

There are many, many things to be excited about regarding the 125+ films already announced for this September’s Toronto International Film Festival (Terrence Malick, “Cloud Atlas,” Sally Potter, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” Ken Burns, “Anna Karenina,” a new film starring Winona Ryder, etc, etc), but I think a film among today’s announcement is the kicker:

Peaches Does Herself
Directed by Peaches
Germany/World Premiere
On the advice of a 65-year-old stripper, Peaches makes music that is sexually forthright. Her popularity grows and she becomes what her fans expect her to be: transsexual. She falls in love with a beautiful she-male, but Peaches gets her heart broken and has to realize who she really is. Described as an anti-jukebox musical. Peaches writes, directs and plays the role of Peaches herself.

A. Maze. Ing. Peaches — Berlin based but Toronto born and raised — will likely supplement the premiere with some sort of hot-ticket performance. Which I’m sure will be amazing, because everything Peaches does is amazing. But seeing what she’s capable of taking on a seemingly semi-autobiographic “anti-jukebox” musical as writer, director and star is a hot enough ticket in itself for me.

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