Few things represent childhood as accurately as dead babysitters and drag queens, so when we found out that local performer Becky Bodacious was kicking off her summer film series with Don't tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, we nearly jumped off the roof with excitement.
On Saturday, June 25, Becky Bodacious will host a screening of the 1991 Christina Applegate classic at MADCAP Theaters in Tempe, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Midnite Movie Mamacita's new home, The Royale.
Fans of 35mm cult classics consider Midnite Movie Mamacita, Andrea Beesley-Brown, one of the valley's foremost experts of campy cinema.
For years, Beesley-Brown's screened B-movies at various theaters, providing a safe haven for hipster film buffs to revel in the greatness of sleazy films. Now, the native New Zealander is almost ready to open her very own venue in Historic Downtown Mesa, and Becky Bodacious wants to help.
She's inviting everyone to dress up in tacky 90s garb, and strut shoulder-padded stuff down the runway.
Tickets are only $10, and include a fashion show, waffle eating contest, and "seriously impressive prize bags" in addition to a 35mm presentation of one of the greatest teen flicks ever produced.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.