THE PRESS ON THE COCKETTE PHENOMENON
"This is where it's
at the most outrageous thing I have ever witnessed... the only true theater
where there is total participation."
"A landmark in the
history of the new liberated theater... a mind-blowing experience, anew concept
to replace the advent of the rock concert of the 1970's... a spangled chaos
of flesh, a seething mass of hock-shop costumes, doing their thing for freedom...
composed of equal parts of Mardi Gras, old movie musicals, the United Fruit
Company, Kabuki, and the Yale Varsity show, with a lot of angel dust thrown
in...If you have never heard of them, there are some circles that would say
you just aren't alive."
a good orgy, but this one was something else... If ever there were true believers,
it's the Cockettes...Sylvester has a good gospel sound with the beat and shimmer
"The Cockettes are
the double reverse of Gay Liberation... San Francisco's most outrageous freaks...practicing
sexual role confusion out of a third-hand trunk of glitter, feathers, food stamps,
and funk in wacked-out musical parodies - their usual style being stoned Busby
Berkeley emerging from Kubla Khan's tent... insanity becomes reality -fantasy