Short Documentary | Editor

“Every street has a story.” Sticks & Stones is an intimate documentary about a song, a street, and a diva. Bambi Lake, a notorious San Francisco transgender performer and entertainer, takes us on a stroll down Polk Street, sharing anecdotes and the history behind her song Golden Age of Hustlers, which was written about her time as a street hustler in the mid-70’s. She landed on Polk Street after a stint with the Cockettes and prior to regular gigs at renowned 80s/90spunk venue, the Mabuhey Gardens.

Recipient of Horizon Completion Grant

2014 Screenings: Outfest, NewFest, Hammer Museum, Frameline, MiX NYC, Femme Hive (Berlin), online premiere:

Director: Silas Howard Color & Titles: AJ Russo Editor: Janis Vogel

See The Golden Age of Hustlers music video: the project that inspired this documentary.