We're celebrating cookie time with classic ‘80s masterpiece Troop Beverly Hills, along with a campground couture costume contest, drag superstars, and yes, plenty of cookies.
It’s that time of year folks, when we gorge ourselves on sleeve after sleeve of mint and chocolate cookies purchased from the children of various co-workers. And what better way to celebrate cookie time than with the classic ‘80s masterpiece Troop Beverly Hills, along with a costume contest, and yes, plenty of cookies? SCOUTmob (see what we did there?) and WUSSY Mag are teaming up again for this screening, hosted by the Grrrrl Scouts themselves- drag legends Brigitte Bidet and Ellisorous Rex are leading the pack, with a special appearance by Kryean Kally. Show your troop pride by dressing in your finest Campground Couture and you could win a bar tab and tickets to the next Scoutmob/WUSSY screening, plus a spot in your Campfire Girls Troop Hall of Fame. Then settle in for a viewing of Troop Beverly Hills, the heartwarming story of a scorned Beverly Hills housewife who finds meaning, and maybe a little friendship, as she leads her daughter’s Campfire Girls Troop. Phyllis Nefler, played by the icomparable Shelley Long, teaches the girls about all the important parts of life- shopping, fine hotels, and diamond appraisal. To quote their troop chant, “We’re the troop from Beverly Hills, and shopping is our greatest skill.” So get your merit badge in glitter and sing along to It’s Cookie Time as your hosts perform the song like you’ve never seen before. Troop Beverly Hills
is making its way back to the big screen thanks to the Plaza Theatre and WUSSY mag, an online compendium of alternative queer culture. WUSSY was created out of the Legendary Children
movement, which is an artist collective focusing on drag as an art form. (You may know Legendary Children’s most famous member, Violet Chachki.) Editor in Chief Jon Dean was a founding member of Legendary Children and started WUSSY with the same group of people as a way to shine a light on the younger, punk rock-ier, DIY queer culture thriving on the east side of town. WUSSY is giving out merit badges to the first 50 people, and everyone gets a drink ticket good for an adult beverage at the afterparty hosted by Mary’s in East Atlanta. Feel free to fill up on cookies before you leave the house, but be prepared to get your snackin’ merit badge- it’s cookie time all night long.