GERRY & THE TWINKS – Illegally blonde and at large on the Upper East Side of New York City, Gerry Visco’s a performer, writer, photographer, and nightlife personality who Gayletter dubbed “the Queen of Trouble.”
She’s performed at Dixon Place, The Wild Project, the Creative Time annual gala, the Bowery Poetry Club, Chantal’s House of Shame in Berlin, and Envoy Gallery. Her performance career began in 1980 with her role in Woody Allen’s film, “Stardust Memories,” and she’s appeared in numerous films and videos, including a recent vignette in Abel Ferrara’s 2012 “4.44 Last Day On Earth.” Visco currently writes for Out Magazine and Hyperallergic. From 2006-2011, she had a weekly column in New York Press, covering parties, events, and the arts. She was cited by the Village Voice for the Best of Award as Bravest Nightlife Photographer in 2010. Her photography has appeared in New York Press, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, Try State Magazine, The Daily News, Gawker, Gothamist, and numerous online publications, and was exhibited in a solo show at the Munch Gallery in New York City. She holds a BA in Literature, an MFA in Writing, and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.
Visco is currently writing a tell-all memoir about her colorful life as muse, actor, fag hag, rent girl, and disco diva in the gritty glamorous world of New York City during the 1970s and 1980s.
Her Gerrification project, a global effort designed to eradicate ugliness, is based upon the premise that dressing like Gerry will improve your mood and your life. This project inspired Gerry & The Twinks. Twinks, for the uninitiated are traditionally young, thin, hairless gay men but Gerry Visco is expanding the definition of “twink” to include anyone who is fun, cute, and full of pep. That means Gerry Visco is a twink, too! Many people in this world resign themselves to dull, colorless lives at drone jobs, desperately trying to pay their bills and bemoaning how “tired” they are when in reality they are depressed. Well, Gerry & The Twinks are here to change all that! Join the Gerry Party and enjoy yourself!
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