Preachers and plaques swan song to Bohemian Kings Cross(working title)
Documentary about the gentrification of Kings Cross as seen in 2004 during the kings cross festival and laying of the plaques in the pavement.
Central character is “Sister Inferior” from the iconic sisters of perpetual indulgence who wears a babies toilet seat as a habit and refers to the gentrification of the Cross as avoiding the “bottom” of things in between interviews with some famous character from Kings Cross Bohemian culture.
The late Edwin Duff and Fifi Lamour are two interviewees along with Aesha from Les Girls, Elizabeth Burton the famous stripper and Vittorio Bianca from the Piccolo Bar and Barry the busker and squatter in Heffron Hall during the changes who are still with us to witness these changes.
The member of council chosen to research the history of the Cross to be remembered in the pavement for future generations talks of the difficulties involved with having to edit the history to fit the pavement
The bohemian artists demonstrate living evidence that the blank plaques may be destined to remain half finished including their patron of the arts, Abe Saffrons plaque on the fountain.
Other sources for film and cutaways
I have shown Vittorio Bianca the film and he has given me the stamp of approval by his comment “It is priceless”
Vittorio is over 80 and has been the epicentre and pivotal point of the Australian Bohemian art movement rivalling the velvet underground and early Punk theatre in London in the 70s
Some of the artists left Australia and some were David Bowie lovers etc living and dying in other countries like Barcelona and only coming home to Sydney to visit their families and to say hello to Vittorio who remained in Kings Cross with his mini gallery museum of the artists Australia chose to forget.