Outfest extravaganza “Platinum Oasis” begins July 14

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com July 14 2001 12:00 AM ET

As part of Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, arts stars Ron Athey (www.RonAthey.com) and Vaginal Davis (www.VaginalDavis.com) will be producing “Platinum Oasis,” a self-styled “around-the-clock clairvoyant mega event.” “Platinum Oasis” will take place at the Coral Sands Motel, 1730 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles. Featured artists include performance artist Ann Magnuson; East Los Angeles emcee El Cholo; Lydia Lunch, the first lady of harsh; underground filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, who will conduct a photo session; and provocateuse Kembra Pfahler performing her “Wall of Vaginas.” There will also be opportunities to participate in a snuff flick, get psychic readings, indulge in pansexual public play, and sign liability waivers. The good times begin at 4 p.m. July 14 and run until 10 the following morning. For more information, call (323) 960-0636.