Joey Arias is the Goddess. There's not much more to it. A legend and muse to David Bowie, Klaus Nomi, Thierry Mugler, George Michael, and countless others, we are honored to feature Joey's voice in Fathers. Interviewed by journalist Tyler Pratt, Joey shares an oral history (and Joey loves oral anything) focusing on the life of Klaus Nomi and what could have been.
MUSE: Franky Canga
Franky is a New Orleans-based performance artist specializing in burlesque, drag and pretty much just being fierce AF. Franky's versatility, talent and relaxed attitude was a perfect fit for the improvisational filming of Fathers.
MUSE: Bryan Beretta
Bryan Beretta has been a participant of the national leather scene for a decade. His look, personality and experience made him an immediate Fathers muse to represent the leather community in the Fathers world.
MUSE: Krewe of Armeinius
The first gay Mardi Gras krewes began organizing in the late 1950's, as a spoof of the straight carnival balls, and as a way for gay men to gather legally when dancing with a man was a punishable crime. They evolved into political organizations during Gay Liberation and support groups during the AIDS crisis. The Krewe of Armenius is the oldest gay krewe in the country and allowed Fathers a backstage pass to film and interview members.
MUSE: Ross Ransom/Mr. Lousiana Leather 2016
Ross Ransom is 2016 Mr. Louisiana Leather. Leather titles have historically encouraged a sex positive attitude and community service and with his light-hearted charm and enthusiasm, Ross displays the best qualities of New Orleans and the Fathers "Leather Family."