Pick: Spider Mites of Jesus

Spider Mites of Jesus: The Dirtwoman Documentary offers a comprehensive look into the life of an enduring Richmond icon. See it at Vinegar Hill Theatre Thursday, March 12. Spider Mites of Jesus: The Dirtwoman Documentary offers a comprehensive look into the life of an enduring Richmond icon. See it at Vinegar Hill Theatre Thursday, March 12.

Heart of an icon: If you have connections to Richmond or know your Virginia history, you’ve probably heard of Dirtwoman. He had an eventful life, suffering from spinal meningitis as an infant, working as a drag prostitute as a teenager, and defecating in the back of a police car to earn his nickname. Having screened at several film festivals, Spider Mites of Jesus: The Dirtwoman Documentary chronicles these raucous events and offers a comprehensive look into the life of this enduring icon. A discussion with filmmaker Jerry Williams will follow.

Thursday, March 12. $12, 7pm. Vinegar Hill Theatre, 220 W. Market St. 293-6992.

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