Chris Crocker booted from gay Georgia film

Add this share

It may have seemed at first like an interesting casting choice to put drag teen turned porn star Chris Crocker in a movie comedy set and shooting in Georgia, but director Matt Riddlehoover thought better of it. Just as we got excited about the movie’s local angles and compelling cast – which still includes indie fave Maria Conchita Alonso – Riddlehoover and Alonso both contacted us to remove Crocker’s name from the cast list, and he was quickly edited out of the Indigogo crowdfunding video and pitch (above) for the movie. “Chris Crocker is no longer involved,” Riddlehoover wrote in a very friendly note just a day after thanking us for the article and for suggesting to readers that you can help make the film happen. It's shooting in Atlanta and the north Georgia mountains next year. Alonso was a little more effusive in her comments, and a lot more upset. “I would like to send an email regarding my 'involvement' with Chris Crocker which is NONE!” Alonso wrote. “I do not like this kind of publicity which is NOT true.” Well, it was true for a bit, Maria, but it’s clearly not any more. Let’s see... Keep Maria Conchita Alonso happy, or stand by casting Crocker? Seems like Riddlehoover made a smart choice. Was it something Crocker did? Like, oh we don’t know, everything he touches? Well, he’s stopped doing the “Leave Britney Alone!” drag of yore. But with those YouTube checks waning, a haircut, a few much needed pounds and a good scrubbing have turned Crocker toward a porn career (NSFW). Of course, Riddlehoover’s project is still an interesting and worthy endeavor for gay Atlantans even without Crocker's tabloid mess. Why? Not only because of the director's reputation, but because remaining in the cast are a gaggle of gay hotties with real cred, including but not limited to singer and Moring Fix fave Josey Greenwell, Jared Allman of “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, who appears in the promo video above, as well as Out On Film darling Charlie David (last year’s “Judas Kiss,” the 2009 festival’s “Mulligans,” and TV’s “Dante’s Cove.”). Watch Riddelhoover’s pitch for the movie above, then go to Indiegogo and see how you can help get gay cinema to Georgia and – dare we hope? – some of the project's out-of-towners to our local bars, restaurants, parks and other places of gay play.


Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

On Sept. 1, 2008, Project Q Atlanta promised a hyper-local “queer media diet” for Atlanta. The site set out to bring LGBTQ news, in-depth...

Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

After three years of pandemic-inflicted limitations, Atlanta’s gay rugby squad let loose on one of its most popular events. The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress...

Ooo Bearracuda: Photos from Bear Pride’s Main Event

The seventh annual Atlanta Bear Pride hit the ground running on Friday with packed houses at Woofs, Heretic and Future. Turned out, they hadn’t...

Atlanta Bear Pride set to go hard and long all weekend

That low, growing growl you hear is a nation of gay bears headed for Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend. By the time they arrive,...

PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

Gay Atlanta’s queens of do-good drag brought the sunshine to a cloudy afternoon on Saturday when Heretic hosted the triumphant return of Armorettes Easter...