Michelle Visage and Alaska Thunderfuck will appear in an upcoming biopic about gay porn star Joey Stefano, directed by Chad Darnell, as reported by On Top Magazine.
Alaska will play ‘Gender’, a make-up artist and bandmate in Johnny Depp Clones with Chi Chi LaRue and Chris Green, while Michelle Visage will take on the role of TV newscaster, providing a through-line for the film.
The film is based on a 1996 biography chronicling Stefano’s rise to fame and subsequent overdose, Wonder Bread and Ecstasy: The Life and Death of Joey Stefano by Charles Isherwood.
Joey Stefano was born Nicholas Anthony Iacona, Jr. in Chester, PA in 1968. After the death of his father at just 15, he fell into a world of booze and heroin. After a six-month stay in rehab, he packed up for Los Angeles.
Once in LA, he adopted the name he is most known as and soon stood out as a ‘power bottom’ amongst an industry full of straight-acting tops, garnering unprecedented fame.
During his five-year career, he starred in over 58 porn films, and two Madonna music videos.
Unfortunately, with his success also came relapse into drug and alcohol abuse. In 1994, at age 26, Stefano was found dead in his hotel room from a combination of heroin, cocaine, morphine, and ketamine. He is buried in an unmarked grave in Marcus Hook, PA.
Read the full story about the upcoming biopic at On Top Mag.
Originally posted to OUTWORD.Today on 5/5/2017