Boulder filmmaker iKE ALLEN told friends that he was hoping to make The Rocky Horror Picture Show of country music. Days later, he got a call from Reverend Yolanda, a New York City-based drag queen and minister who was using her campy performances to spread the word of the Lord. Yolanda was interested in starring in a documentary, she said, and without hesitation, ALLEN bit. Now, a year later, he will premiere his film Reverend Yolanda's Old Time Gospel: The Movie at Boulder's First Congregational Church tonight, with another showing tomorrow at Denver's Center for Spiritual Living. In advance of the premiere, we caught up with iKE ALLEN to talk about the movie and his trouble booking venues.
iKE ALLEN Reverend Yolanda brings her drag persona into her work as an interfaith minister.