Maryland native Joshua Grannell is a fourteen year Bay Area resident famous in part for performing as the popular drag performer-emcee-actor Peaches Christ. Peaches' reign over her Midnight Mass movie event series that started in 1998 came to a mascara laden end in 2009. BAB interviewee John Waters was one of Peaches' many famous guests for her Midnight Mass run. Peaches Christ was featured as a (saucy!) protestor in Gus Van Sant's Milk feature film in 2008 and Trannyshack fans have long held their breath in her wake. Christ's Facebook page notes she "has also appeared on other television productions, including VH1's Totally Gay!, AMC's Movies That Shook the World: Pink Flamingos, and IFC's Cult Movie pilot."
When Grannell is not performing as Peaches, he stays busy as a writer and director. Grannell recently "came up for air" from his latest film project, All About Evil. The film was shot locally and debuted at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival. Grannell fretted over being able to fit into his Peaches gear for the Evil film, and somewhat guiltily admitted that he "ate like crap on the movie (set)," and freely indulged in the donuts and candy that were in constant supply from the film's craft services table. "It was both magical and ridiculous to get offered a candy bar" by his assistants the very moment Grannell thought of it. The pressure of being in the movie got to Grannell, and Peaches' long time costumer Tira at one point had to "bring in hardware" to zip Peaches into costume.
Grannell calls Hayes Valley home, and loves the food in San Francisco. He said, "We have the best food, ever." Because Grannell travels often, he will seek out local spots on the road. Depending on where he stays, he will at times add one Bay Area food/drink item to his suitcase. "If I know I'll be someplace that doesn't have access to good coffee, I'll bring Blue Bottle coffee with me. I love the smell of it. I really love Peet's (coffee) a lot, too."