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As Filthy as it Gets, starring Monessa Esquivel and Annele Spector as the seriously messed up Methane Sisters, covers a lot of ground. Part performance art, part live music, part video, it’s also as much about fashion as anything else.

The Sisters started four-and-a-half years ago with one awful, orange polyester dress. “It looked like a prison uniform from the 1970s,” Spector quips. Now the look is rock ’n’ roll, glamorous, trashy, and fun.

Since Filthy is about the music industry, expect over-the-top costuming. “We get inspiration from strong female musicians of the past and present: Blondie, Nina Hagen, Alison Goldfrapp, and Beth Ditto. Monessa loves the glamour and aesthetic of drag-queen fashion and I enjoy being a curvy gal in tight, slutty clothes.” You, too?

Spector’s top piece of fashion advice: A girl can never have too many fake eyelashes. Also, “when we had funding, we bought the majority of our costumes and wigs. Now that we’re broke, we realize that paying $30 for a wig is kind of expensive, but wigs are our addiction.”

The Current’s pick for Best Play of 2007 returns this Friday to the Jump-Start Performance Company in the Blue Star Arts Complex. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. January 11-26, with special late-night performances at 11 p.m. on January 12 and 19. $12 general admission, $9 students and seniors. (210) 227-5867 or jump-start.org.


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