James St. James

For those in the New York club scene of the late ’80s and early ’90s, James St. James was one of the most outrageous fixtures of the scene and the leader of a substantial cadre of club kids. For the rest of us, he shot to fame with the publication of his 1999 memoir Disco Bloodbath: A Fabulous But True Tale of Murder in Clubland, the story of the Michael Alig-Angel Melendez murder that was adapted into the film Party Monster. More recently, he wrote Freakshow, a young-adult novel about Billy, a Florida high school kid who just wants to be Prom Queen (and who doesn’t?).

A former columnist for Out Magazine who is currently working in Hollywood for the film company that released Party Monster, St. James is heading to San Francisco soon to serve as a celebrity judge (or is that celebutante judge/jury/executioner?) on the legendary Miss Trannyshack Pageant. We at Eros Zine traded emails with the famously erudite St. James recently about his writing, his experiences in the club scene, and the upcoming pageant.

Read More at Eros Zine.


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