In fact, they were paying tribute to the city where Diary
was filmed and to the drag queens -- including first assistant director Brian
Benson aka Cousin Wonderlette -- who worked on and appeared on screen during a
Rocky Horror theater scene. “I feel like I’ve gotten to know all of those drag
queens now -- like Lady Bear and Peaches Christ, who is amazing,” she says, adding
that Benson is “a prolific” performer.
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”So we were like, let’s get them all together and do [the
premiere] at The Castro,” Powley explains. “I’ll dress in femme drag and he’ll
dress in real drag. It’ll be hilarious. It was just something we were doing for
The party didn’t stop after the premiere. Powley and others continued
the fun at the Oasis, a gay cabaret nightclub, where Skarsgard was joined by
the city’s other queens, including Heklina.