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New York City has long had a reputation as a city willing to embrace anyone and anything, regardless of eccentricity, and this documentary pays tribute to a handful of rock musicians, drag performers, and performance artists who have helped to make the Big Apple's underground entertainment scene among the liveliest in the world. Freaks, Glam Gods and Rockstars...The NYC Story features interviews and performance footage from transsexual rock pioneer Jayne County, drag queen and Wigstock founder the Lady Bunny, Kembra Pfaler from the theatrical rock band the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, members of the all-female thrash-punk group the Lunachicks, and many other Manhattan-based performers, who offer both a perspective on New York's past and their gripes with the city's present (most notably the elimination of rent control and Rudy Giuliani's efforts to clean up the city and make it harder for night clubs to operate). Village Voice columnist Michael Musto also offers his perspective on New York's entertainment underbelly. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi