Mattachine Dance Party with John Cameron Mitchell and Amber Martin

Mattachine is a now-legendary NYC dance party brought to you by director/actor JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus, Rabbit Hole), former-Portland performance queen AMBER MARTIN, PJ DEBOY (Shortbus), and PAUL DAWSON (Shortbus). For over three years, its been packing the dance floor and overflowing onto the sidewalk at the West Village bar Juliusthe very bar where members of the Mattachine Society, the countrys first gay-rights, pinko-commie organization, demanded a drink in 1964 to fight against the citys no service for known homosexuals law. Before Stonewall, there was the infamous Sip-In. Now, 48 years later, those men are honored once a month in Julius by scores of fancy-dressed folks careening into each others arm to the songs of queer yesteryear and beyond. Like John says, ALL music is dance music!! Now theyre taking MATTACHINE on the road, promoting ethical homosexual culture everywhere. Tonight is your night to be an early-era, pinko-commie, downtown homo, demand your drink, and careen into someone elses arms. $5 at the door. Dress: Up and Come: Out! Check Out More About Mattachine -- NY Times Article about Mattachine and John Cameron Mitchell: Watch a Video of Mattachine in Action: