“Irish Drag Queen Panti Bliss became “a national fucking treasure” when she called out Ireland’s homophobes. But apparently being a national treasure is not all it’s cracked up to be not least because it’s harder to find a sexual partner because having sex with a national treasure is like “masturbating on Stonehenge.” It is a show full of acid observations, a gleeful sense of naughtiness and plenty of thoughtfulness around issues of gender identity and gay suicide. She is such engaging company.”
“The Queen of Ireland, Panti, invites you into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped world, exposing the stories behind the make-up to reveal the National Treasure she is today.”
In 2014, Panti landed herself in a legal sh*tstorm, dubbed ‘Pantigate’. Her speech about homophobia went viral, was broadcast around the world, remixed by Pet Shop Boys, caused a parliamentary meltdown, and fed into Ireland’s marriage equality referendum success.
Hilarious and poignant, Panti traces her journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions; to towering plastique woman in false lashes making history.