- Five Steps to Glamour and Genius in Lying. From black and white photo booths to video diaries, the images and voices chronicle the fascinating journey of a unique life dedicated to a deliberate and confounding exploration of identity and gender, myth and legend, truth and lies.
Escaping a dysfunctional outer suburban home framed by incest and child abuse in the late seventies, Peter “Troy” Davies journeyed through a world of drag, prostitution, and artistic excess. He was diagnosed HIV positive in 1987, and became one of the world’s longest surviving AIDS patients, defying medical opinion with his ability to survive against all odds. Throughout his life he obsessively documented his own existence and was the subject of music videos and short films, including two acclaimed films by Anne Harding,
Richard Lowenstein, Andrew De Groot & Lynn-Maree Milburn
Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn & Peter 'Troy' Davies
Andrew de Groot