Toronto Launch for EDGEWISE: A PICTURE OF COOKIE MUELLER
Celebrate the launch of Chlo Griffin's portrait of underground icon Cookie Mueller, which Chris Kraus calls Quite possibly the best history of New Yorks much-reprised last avant-garde of the 1980s."
Cookie Mueller first gained notoriety as an actress in early John Waters cult classics like Female Trouble, Multiple Maniacs, and Pink Flamingos and she went on to become a star of independent film and theatre. As a writer, she published collections with celebrated renegade imprints such as Hanuman Books and Top Stories alongside downtown peers like Kathy Acker and Lynne Tillman. She had a controversial health column in the East Village Eye and an influential art column in Details. Her story traces a fascinating arc from the anarchic drop-out culture of 1960s Baltimore to the glittering art boom and the devastating AIDS epidemic of 1980s New York. An oral history drawn from more than 80 interviews with the people who knew her, from John Waters to Richard Hell to Max Mueller, Cookie's only child, EDGEWISE offers an intimate glimpse into a life lived fully on the edge.
Featuring a reading by the author with actress Katherine Cullen and Charly Wilder, a multimedia presentation, and a conversation between the author and poet Damian Rogers.