Electro singer's semi-autobiographical musical 'Peaches Does Herself' gets world premiere in Toronto
Canadian electro-pop artist Peaches has unveiled her new musical, Peaches Does Herself – watch the trailer below.
The film, based loosely on her own life, is based around a show filmed at Hebbel Hau Theater in Berlin, where the singer now lives. She assembled over 20 songs across four of her albums to create a retrospective musical called ‘anti-jukebox’.
A film of the show – featuring exploding penises amongst a string of her traditionally provocative performances – made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, Spinner reports.
The film is described on the singer’s official site as “The story of a young woman who, inspired by a 65-year-old stripper, begins to make sexually forthright music. Her popularity grows and she becomes what her fans expect her to be: transsexual. She falls in love with a beautiful she-male, but gets her heart broken and then ventures on a path of self-discovery.”
The spectacle was written, directed and stars Peaches as herself. Speaking about the increasingly notorious exploding phallus, she said: “It should be uncomfortable, like ‘Is this a joke?’ This has actually turned really gory, but it’s actually really weird-looking,” she says.
She also admits that a pair of exploding breasts featured in the stage show were planned for the film, but didn’t make the cut. “I must say the dick was much better than the boobs,” she says.
She added: “One unfortunate thing is that we did have new boobs – new exploding boobs that were way better – but we had to use the shots of the old ones and actually we had to re-shoot one scene where I had to put on the old costume for the close-ups and stuff.”
Peaches’ fifth album ‘I Feel Cream’ was released in 2009.