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Peaches Christ talks about the dark, drag-fodder magic of ‘Death Becomes Her’

A lot has changed since Joshua Grannell first rehearsed as his beloved drag persona, San Francisco’s own Peaches Christ, to host a screening of the 1992 cult classic “Death Becomes Her.” The return of the show — which simultaneously lampoons and reveres the Meryl Streep-Goldie Hawn supernatural dark comedy in which the two leads drink an eternal life potion — was planned for March 2020 at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre. Then COVID-19 made its presence known across the world. Although the pandemic rages on and the Castro has new owners, Grannell believes that this is the year for Peaches (with fellow performers Jinkx Monsoon, BenDeLaCreme and Major Scales) to finally bring “Drag Becomes Her” back to live audiences. The drag parody returns to the Castro for two shows on Saturday.