Photo: Courtesy of Ms. Barbara Sussman
Charles Busch Background (courtesy gay.com):
You might know playwright/actor Charles Busch as cross-dressing Nat Ginzburg on the first few seasons of HBO’s “Oz,” or as the writer of the hit play “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.” But if you happened not to catch his hilarious spoofs “Psycho Beach Party,” “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” and his latest “Die Mommie Die” (which he wrote and stars in), you missed out on some of the wildest and most well-dressed romps to high-heel it off-Broadway and onscreen. The brilliant drag mastermind took time out from his busy schedule to share his turn-ons and turnoffs in our QSAT.
What’s your current favorite CD, book, writer, movie?
CD: Bette Midler’s new CD of Rosemary Clooney songs. It’s everything I liked about the original Bette.
Book: The book I’m reading now, which is the biography of Eleonora Duse, the first modern actress of the 20th century. I’m hoping to learn something.
Writer: Recently discovered the writing of Patricia Highsmith and eager to read more.
Movie: “Under the Tuscan Sun” — it’s very girly girly and that’s the way I like ’em!
For the rest of the interview: QSAT: Charles Busch