Tom Rubnitz’s “Pickle Suprise”

If you’d like to spend a lovely Saturday morning in the company of drag queens on the set of any early 90’s public access children’s show, please watch Pickle Surprise by Tom Rubnitz. Tom was a video artist most often associated with the New York East Village drag queen scene of the late 1980s. His video tapes were mainly inspired by pop culture and Las Vegas style shows. A number of his works featured RuPaul and members of the B-52’s. He also made the 1987 documentary Wigstock: The Movie about the annual drag queen festival. He unfortunately passed away in 1992 from an AIDS related disease, but left behind some great cinematic works.

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