The heartfelt tributes continue to flood social media for the late great Warhol Superstar Holly Woodlawn, who died on Sunday at the age of 69. In the documentary, Resident Alien, about my old friend, another late great –the legendary queen Quentin Crisp– Holly is said to have been a success on her own terms. According to the film’s synopsis;
Resident Alien chronicles the hilarious (and sometimes pitiful) adventures of Quentin Crisp, a modern-day Oscar Wilde, who once pursued fame across the (formerly) razor sharp eddges of Manhattan. Both actor and observer of New York’s historic Downtown, Crisp and his band of ex-Warhol mini-stars, including Holly Woodlawn (“Holly came from Miami, F.L.A…Take a walk on the wild side…”)
It was almost 25 years ago, so I vaguely remember it, but I’m in a scene in the film, briefly. I just found a clip online and made this screen grab of the young me. Btw, thanks Jonathan, for misspelling my name for all eternity in the credits. Anyway, in this scene, Robert Patrick, Penny Arcade, Felicity Mason and Quentin discuss Holly’s unique star-quality and she performs. You’ll see why she was called a “Superstar”. Watch.