With enough pop-culture references to make Molly Meldrum blush, Phillip Lee Curtis brings his alter-ego PoshLopez to life in what promises to be a night jam-packed with pop music, camp stories at The Butterfly Club for a limited season from 10 December.
Starting out as a twitter page, PoshLopez has exploded off the screen and makes no apologies for his larger than life demeanour, outrageous diva demands and incessant need for attention.
Who is PoshLopez? examines fame from the most glamorous of angles, often highlighting some ugly truths. However it’s the life of PoshLopez creator, Phillip Lee Curtis that contains the real story.
A boy from a small country town, who at just 25 years old, battled through depression stemming from a lifelong struggle with obesity (tipping the scales at 130kg), followed by extreme weight loss and now weighing in at a healthy 74kg – but if you think you’ve heard this story, think again….
Exploring the unexpected side effects from a change so drastic, including loss of identity, confused sexuality and invasive plastic surgery at the age of 24, PoshLopez delves into all this and more with help from his well-meaning, often fumbling and hopelessly enamoured assistant – aptly named “Assistant”- played by Andy Balloch (The Improv Conspiracy).
Who is PoshLopez? is a love letter to the girls, the gays and anyone who has ever had trouble just being themselves.
Director: Michelle Brasier Featuring: Phillip Lee Curtis and Andy Balloch Music: Robyn Womersley
Who is PoshLopez?
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Season: 10 – 14 December 2014
Bookings: (03) 9663 8107 or online at: www.thebutterflyclub.com
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Image: Phillip Lee Curtis