San Francisco’s own drag queen extraordinaire D’Arcy Drollinger trades the stage for the big screen in his first feature Shit & Champagne, a wacky send-up of ’70s sexploitation flicks. Drollinger stars as the titular Champagne Horowitz Jones Dickerson White, a charismatic stripper who finds herself in danger after her fiancé and half-sister are both murdered. When the cops refuse to investigate, Champagne takes matters into her own perfectly manicured hands to find answers.
A string of messy booty bump incidents leads Champagne to uncover an evil plot at mega retail chain store Mall-Wart and a discount escort service run by an evil mystery woman. As Champagne becomes increasingly embroiled in the seedy underbelly, she has no choice but to go undercover to get to the bottom of things. Adapted from Drollinger’s wildly successful stage show, Shit & Champagne is fiendishly fun wall-to-wall slapstick and camp, thanks to the unerring comic timing of Drollinger and a supporting cast of all-star drag talent, including Drag Race’s Alaska Thunderfuck and local faves Steven LeMay and Matthew Martin.
— CINDY LOU PEEPLES
Note: Drive-In Screening Only! Print out your tickets or display them on your phone for scanning at your car window. Arrive early to get a good car space. The film starts at 7:30pm exactly.
“Raunchy, outrageous and undeniably, gloriously, tasteless (as you might expect from the title), writer D’Arcy Drollinger’s ‘Shit and Champagne’ is non-stop funny.” Jean Schiffman – SF Examiner
“A go-for-broke, in-your-face, damn-the-torpedoes comedy…[Drollinger] has written a show that provides him with a tailor-made role that he fills with tour-de-force skillful abandon.”
Richard Dodds – The Bay Area Reporter
“This is a show where nothing is sacred and no minute goes by without drawing huge audience guffaws; but it is also one where heart does emerge, where friendship is sacred, and where every audience member leaves with a smile.”
Eddie Reynolds – Theatre Eddys
“A high-octane camp sendup…played to the hilt by an excellent cast.” Rob Avila – The Bay Guardian
D’Arcy Drollinger is an actor, writer, director, producer & choreographer. Original works include: Bitch Slap!, Disastrous, Champagne White and The Temple of Poon, Shit & Champagne, Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls, Mr. Irresistible, Project: Lohan, Scalpel!, The Possession of Mrs. Jones, Pink Elephants, Suburbia 3000 and The Cereal Killers.
D’Arcy is co-owner and Artistic Director of OASIS. Voted Best of the Bay 2016 in multiple categories by the Bay Guardian: Best Gay Nightclub 2016, Best Drag Show 2016 (MOTHER) and Best Club Night (Swagger Like Us). OASIS has also been recognized as the Best New Nightclub of 2015 by the SF Weekly, one of the Best Places to Play in 2015 by SF Magazine, as well as the 2018 winner of Best Cabaret Venue by the Bay Area Reporter.