Justine’s 1937 – Marquis de Sade et cetera

by Angeliska on July 13, 2011

“Paris Calling” Bastille Day at Justine’s is imminent, and given
how much fun we had last year, I can’t wait to see what kind of magic this year’s celebration will hold…
Justine’s is so, so special – an amazing French brasserie where you can order a steak & frites and champagne
at 1:00 in the morning,and where beautifully themed parties are hosted all year, attracting flamboyantly costumed
guests like swarms of elegant moths to a lantern. I love it there so much, and I was thrilled to be a part of their Valentine’s
celebration back in February – a Marquis de Sade themed evening, which as you can imagine was rife with naughtiness
and carnal mischief! If you are sensitive to naked body parts (including mine!) or at work, you may want to stop now.

Justine’s Marquis de Sade Night from 2HeadedHorse on Vimeo.

This video makes me so happy! It really captures how beautiful the night was, and utilizes one of my very favorite songs…


Wonderful polaroid by Tim Pipe. I love the jaguar in the background.


(Photo by John Leach)
I helped organize dancers for the delightful peepshow booth that night. Oh my, it was naughty indeed!
Sassy, Raven, Amelia, Johna, Maria and the two Jays kept the voyeurs very entertained. Shades could be lifted
or drawn from within, and tips could be slid in through a slot under that window
Still wishing I managed to keep a hold on my commemorative Justine’s paddle that night. It’s nice to make a mark.


(Photo by Lisa Dean)


(Photo by John Leach)
Look at that mischievous grin! You can tell that Amelia’s been up to no good…


(Photo by Lisa Dean)
It was Mistress Stephanie’s birthday that night – lucky me got to administer her birthday spankings!


(Photo by John Leach)
Sweetness.


(Photo by John Leach)


(Photo by John Leach)
We dined on duckhearts, oysters and sumptuous chocolates – divine decadence, in every sense.


(Photo by Morffyne)
The gorgeous Chella Cardona in a pewter leather jackal bondage mask by FLEET Ilya.


(Photo by Morffyne)
The gory aftermath.

So, as you can imagine, parties at Justine’s are simply not to be missed!
Here’s the details for this year’s Bastille day soiree:

“I’m not here for your amusement. You’re here for mine”
– Johnny Rotten

Sets of punk rock classics from the Sex Pistols to Siouxsie Sioux to the Clash to Black Flag,
by French Punk Rock band Cran d’Arret.
All-girl Ramones band ROCKAWAY BITCH
Cold beer and free cake.
Graffiti wall installation and facsimiles of rare posters for everyone who comes in a Bastille Exhibition by Visual Vitriol
author David Ensminger
, brought to you by the badass Domy Books.
Dirty little show by French Twist.
Annie Ray photo booth.
Celebrate freedom.
Pull out your blue Vivienne Westwood dress, paint your
mohawk red, and find that white Circle Jerks tour t-shirt.

To top it all off, I have honor of judging the BEST FUCKING DRESSED contest!
The prizes are pretty amazing:
1st BLOODY BEAUTIFUL PRIZE:
A glass of whiskey ON THE HOUSE every day of your life until the end of time at Justine’s!

2nd PRIZE:
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, 2LP Enigma Records 1983.
Very rare double album of spoken word pieces and music by HENRY ROLLINS (BLACK FLAG),
MIKE WATT & D.BOON (MINUTEMEN), JOHN DOE (X), CHARLES BUKOWSKI, KIM FOWLEY,
and countless others. Cover features art by legendary punk artist Raymond Pettibon.
Only a handful were pressed in 1983 and this release has been out of print ever since.
Now considered one of the most rare of Pettibon album art releases, cover remains in
excellent condition with both records (all four sides) pristine near mint.

3rd PRIZE:
In 1999, photographer Nan Goldin, conceptual artist Damien Hirst, conceptual artist
Christopher Chiappa, and advertising executives from R.J.Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
began a partnership that defied any sort of industry standard. The art-world and
ad-world elites became entangled during the creation of a one-of-a-kind, test-marketing
campaign for Camel brand cigarettes. The limited edition, signed, rare 1999 Nan Goldin
pack is in excellent condition, and a collector’s item.

10pm – 2am, Bastille Day, Thursday July 14th – 2011
$10
Be there!

2 comments

Wow, the video is really beautiful! I wish I had been there for the festivities. What is the song? It sounds kindof familiar but I can’t quite place it.

by Eric on July 14, 2011 at 8:02 am. #

This is exactly the sort of thing my fair city is missing. We used to have a cool ‘pirate bar’ that featured entertainment in the same vein, but not quite – and alas, it went out of business years ago.

by Stephanie on July 14, 2011 at 8:58 pm. #

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