Featuring Varla Jean Merman, Seth Rudetsky, Donna Drake, Tom Judson and more! Brought to you by Die Swiss Methode.
Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads is a mockumentary chronicling the daffy diva’s attempts to mount a low-budget children’s television show. After years of performing in dive bars and bathhouses around New Orleans, semi-celebrity and loose chanteuse Varla Jean Merman (Jeffery Roberson) is watching her audience get older by the minute. In a last-ditch effort to prop up her sagging career, Varla decides to go after a younger crowd – kids. Recruiting former child star Donna Drake (from Dear Alex & Annie) and composer-performer Seth Rudetsky, Varla sets out to cobble together a show that will be educational, entertaining and, most importantly, launch her into stardom with the pre-pubescent set. Saddled with two unwilling co-stars, a bitter actor and a former pageant coach (plus a porn star/born again Christian pianist played by Tom Judson aka “Gus Mattox”), Varla must learn the importance of being part of a team if her dream is to be realized. After acclaimed success as an international chanteuse, Varla Jean is ready for her closeup in this hilariously inappropriate comedy! Directed by Michael Schiralli.