This feature-length documentary focuses on revolutionary trans-activist, Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson who was a Stonewall instigator, Andy Warhol model, drag queen, sex worker, starving actress, and Saint. With her final interview from 1992, director Michael Kasino captures the legendary gay/human rights activist as she recounts her life at the forefront of The Stonewall Riots in the 1960s, the creation of S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) with Sylvia Rivera in the '70s, and a New York City activist throughout the '80s and early '90s. Through her own words, as well as in-depth interviews with gay activist Randy Wicker, former Cockettes performer Agosto Machado, Author Michael Musto, Hot Peaches founder/performer, Jimmy Camicia, and Stonewall Activists Bob Kohler, Danny Garvin, Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt, and Martin Boyce, Marsha's tale lives on. To learn more about Marsha's friend, activist Randy Wicker, who appears in this film, please visit https://vimeo.com/117642939.
Michael Kasino 2012 55 min. USA
From the Film's Director, Michael Kasino:
Thanks to the wisdom of Tony Nunziata, Jimmy Camicia, Richard Morrison, and Larry Mitchell who helped make this documentary possible.
Special thanks to Anohni and the Johnsons. Their music and generosity shines, and transcends. Buy their music; it will love you in return. Love to all the contributors in this film.
The NYPD cold case department recently reopened Marsha's case. If you or someone you know has any information, you can contact them confidentially.