Fierth i-ON Interview with PEACHES CHRIST
Fierth sits down with film maker, actor, emcee, performer Peaches Christ. Peaches began the long running Midnight Mass in 1998 featuring some of the most vivid and campy horror films. Expanding on her strengths Peaches debuted her feature Film “All About Evil” in 2010 featuring the Natasha Lyonne, Mink Stole and Elvira. Catch Peaches December 22nd 2012 in San Francisco as she hosts SketchFest at the Legendary Castro Theater.
Get to know Peaches Christ:
FIERTH: What is your name? :
FIERTH: Do you have a nick-name?
FIERTH: Where are you based , where do you call home ?
PEACHES: San Francisco
FIERTH: How tall are you?
PEACHES: With shoes and hair- 7’2”
FIERTH: What is your motto?
PEACHES: Enjoy the show!
FIERTH: How do you describe your work?
PEACHES: My work is usually about loving movies in some way or another. It’s a celebration of cinema.
FIERTH: What about your work ( or process ) frustrates you ?
PEACHES: I think right now the most frustrating thing is balancing creative interests with financial realities. When your “art” is also your business there’s often frustrating creative collisions.
FIERTH: What accomplishment are you most proud of ?
PEACHES: My feature film All About Evil
FIERTH: What do you like most about what you do?
PEACHES: I love working with friends, laughing.
FIERTH: How do you keep it real?
PEACHES: I prefer to keep it surreal. “Reality” is overrated these days.
FIERTH: What is the secret to success ?
PEACHES: Figuring out what you like to do, what you’re good at, and sticking with it- getting better at, improving and having fun.
FIERTH: If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
PEACHES: Speak another language, probably Spanish or Turkish.
FIERTH: What exactly are you wearing right now?
PEACHES: Black jeans, blue flannel, plaid boxer briefs, black jacket, and vans.
FIERTH: What motivates you in life?
FIERTH: If you weren’t doing what you are doing now, what do you think you would be doing?
PEACHES: When I was a kid, there was a time I thought I’d grow up and become a priest so… who knows?
FIERTH: Have you ever felt hopeless? How did you get through it?
PEACHES: I have for sure. Getting sober really helped me get through it.
FIERTH: If someone wrote a biography on your life , what do you think the title should be?
PEACHES: The Popcorn Diaries
FIERTH: How would your best friend describe you?
FIERTH: What are some qualities you value in your friends ?
PEACHES: Honesty, humor, loyalty, love, creativity, wickedness.
FIERTH: List 5 quirky things about yourself.
PEACHES: I hate shopping. I prefer the aisle seat on an airline. I love cantaloupe. Martin Gore is still my hero. My favorite movie is Psycho.
FIERTH: What were you like as a child?
PEACHES: Sassy, macabre, and attracted to the dark arts.
FIERTH: Where did you grow up ?
FIERTH: What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
PEACHES: I used to like to scare people. I’d wear masks or makeup and jump out from bushes scaring strangers. A big guy decked me once when I scared his girlfriend.
FIERTH: My generation was …
FIERTH: The kids today …
PEACHES: are fucked.
FIERTH: What makes you angry?
FIERTH: What brings you the most joy?
PEACHES: Traveling, time with my boyfriend, friends and family
FIERTH: What’s the strangest thing you’ve done this month?
PEACHES: I brought a bacteria back to the U.S. with me from Mexico that ravaged my insides.
FIERTH: What’s something about yourself that no one knows?
PEACHES: I like the song Mandy by Barry Manilow.
FIERTH: Ever had a rumor spread about you?
FIERTH: Describe a time when you made the best of a public gaffe.
PEACHES: I majorly fell onstage when we were doing “blood-wrestling” before a screening of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. While it was tragic and humiliating, I decided to make blood angels onstage and won back the love of the laughing audience.
FIERTH: What is the worst advice you have ever gotten?
PEACHES: You should get a trainer.
FIERTH: Are you a morning or night person ?
PEACHES: More night.
FIERTH: What were you doing last night at Midnight?
PEACHES: Watching a nature documentary.
FIERTH: What do you daydream about?
FIERTH: What do you think is the meaning of life ?
PEACHES: What do you mean?
FIERTH: What is your beauty secret ?
FIERTH: What would be the introduction song to a movie based on your life ?
PEACHES: Send In The Clowns
FIERTH: Describe your home in 6 words or less.
PEACHES: 50’s art-deco vintage horror
FIERTH: Do you collect anything? If so, what?
PEACHES: Old one-sheet movie posters
FIERTH: Do you have any obsessions right now?
PEACHES: Not really
FIERTH: What’s the weirdest item you’ve ever mourned losing?
PEACHES: An original play I hand wrote pre-computers.
FIERTH: What is your greatest extravagance?
PEACHES: I pay to have my laundry done for me.
FIERTH: What is your guilty pleasure?
PEACHES: Brenda’s Soul Food in SF
FIERTH: If you could buy anything regardless of cost, what would you buy?
PEACHES: A Hollywood Movie Studio
FIERTH: What is your “ Safety Word”?
FIERTH: You can trade places with any other person, living or dead, for 24 hours. Who would you choose and why?
PEACHES: Jesus- and I’d get to the bottom of all those magic tricks.
FIERTH: Who are your main inspirations?
PEACHES: John Waters, Elvira, Pedro Almodovar, Alfred Hitchcock, Divine, Frankenfurter, Wes Craven, Tod Browning, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Doris Wishman, Joan Crawford, etc.
FIERTH: Who do you have your eye on right now ?
PEACHES: I think Christeene is fantastic. I’m also in love with Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Dina Martina, and Lady Bear.
FIERTH: Whom do you despise?
PEACHES: Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Fox News
FIERTH: Which celebrity do you suspect is actually a hologram?
PEACHES: The Millionaire Matchmaker. I pray she’s not a real person. Such a shame for the human race if I’m wrong.
FIERTH: What’s the sweetest thing anyone’s ever done for you?
PEACHES: It’s the little things that matter like last Friday night when my boyfriend ran around my apartment packing my purse so I wouldn’t be late for a gig.
FIERTH: Do you believe in karma?
PEACHES: I do. I think people who treat people badly live miserable lives. I see it all the time.
FIERTH: Which places have you traveled to that you feel had changed your perspective of the world ?
PEACHES: Israel, Brazil, Thailand, Switzerland, Mexico, Austria, The Phillipines- all of them changed my perspective.
FIERTH: Which causes do you believe in the most in, and why?
PEACHES: Human Rights because it’s amazing that in 2012 there are so many basic rights humans around the world do not have.
FIERTH: What is the funniest joke you have ever heard?
PEACHES: NO idea.
FIERTH: If you could choose a superhero power, What would it be, And how would you use it.
Ability to Fly
Read Peoples Mind’s
PEACHES: Telekinesis because I’d pull a Carrie White whenever I was displeased.
FIERTH: What are you going to do next?
PEACHES: I’m writing a new screenplay, and have lots of upcoming new shows I’m working on.
FIERTH: Leave us a quote to carry on with :
PEACHES: One of us! One of us! You will become one of us!
FIERTH: How can we find out more about you :
Face book: http://www.facebook.com/peacheschrist
Email : Robert@peacheschrist.com (bookings)
‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE SKETCHFEST – 8:30pm, 12/22 @ The Castro Theatre
An SF Sketchfest Christmas
December 22, 2012
SF Sketchfest, the people who bring you the San Francisco Comedy Festival, present The Good (Emmet Otter; Elf), The Bad (Bad Santa) and The Humbug (Scrooged) of classic holiday entertainment in a full day of programming at the Castro Theatre featuring special guests, costume contests and more! A little something for everyone! Events are individually priced or buy the all-day pass for $40!
Bad Santa (Director’s Cut) with special guestsTerry Zwigoff, Tony Cox and Lauren Tom, featuring “Bad Holiday” Storytelling presented byPorchlight and Peaches Christ Productions.
Recommended for mature audiences
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Terry Zwigoff (Crumb; Ghost World) presents his director’s cut of the dark comedy classic Bad Santa, the story of two conmen (Billy Bob Thornton and Tony Cox) who dress as Santa and his little helper to rob department stores and who run into problems with a troubled kid and a suspicious store detective.
A special pre-show will feature Zwigoff’s rare clips and real “bad Santa” images along with “true bad holiday” stories presented by Porchlight and hosted by Peaches Christ Production’s Joshua Grannell. After the film, Zwigoff will be joined for a Q&A by actors Tony Cox (Thornton’s partner-in-crime “Marcus”) and Lauren Tom (Marcus’s materialistic wife, “Lois”) and moderator Jeffrey Anderson. Come dressed in your “baddest” holiday/Santa gear. Rated R.