Crowdfunding Campaign Launches for 'Rumi Missabu' Documentary

BERKELEY, Calif. — NuReality Productions has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its documentary film, "Ruminations," about Rumi Missabu (aka James Bartlett), an original member of the gender-bending "Cockettes."

Missabu rose to prominence as a performance artist before retreating into obscurity for nearly 40 years. As a young adult, the perfromer moved to the Bay Area from Hollywood and quickly found a home amid the rising tide of artists and self expression during the sexual revolution.

The film is set for a summer 2015 release and follows Missabu ruminating about his encounters with everyone from Tina Turner to Allen Ginsberg.

To help fund the film, visit Kickstarter.

For more information about the movie, visit the Facebook page.