A Night at The Sweet Gum Head

A Night at The Sweet Gum Head tells an epic but intimate story of Atlanta in the 1970s. It’s the story of gay-rights activist Bill Smith and of John Greenwell, who performed as the legendary Rachel Wells at the Sweet Gum Head, the “Showplace of the South.” Sweet Gum Head vividly reanimates a decade of drag, drugs, and disco—while it reminds us all that sometimes, to find out who we really are, we have to become someone else. 

Coming June 2021 from W.W. Norton.


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Sweet Gum Head soundtrack on Spotify