Penny Arcade

The oral history with this icon of the Downtown arts scene and “Queen of the Underground” (b. 1950) covers her life in New York City since leaving home as a teenage runaway. It covers topics from her association with Andy Warhol to the AIDS epidemic, and her work giving voice to female and transgressive sexuality through her art. She says she is “fundamentally a poet,” but also sings, dances, acts, and helped define performance art in the 1980s.