Movie Night Preview – Florent: Queen of the Meat Market

Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market

With Director / Producer / Cinematographer David Sigal, Florent Morellet and Lisa Derrick. 8pm ET.

Let Julianne Moore, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Musto and other famous (and infamous) faces take you on a fantastic voyage to New York City’s legendary Florent diner.”

Tonight’s movie, Florent: Queen of the Meat Market directed by David Sigal, chronicles the history of one of New York City’s most beloved–and notorious–restaurants.

Voter registration forms, living wills and waitstaff in pasties are not the sort of things you’d expect to find at a neighborhood diner. But when the diner was Florent, it seemed only natural. Florent Morellet opened his eponymous 24-hour restaurant in New York City’s Meatpacking District in 1985–long before trendy stores and high-priced lofts took over–and carved out a very special place in the hearts of New York’s underground. Club kids, leather daddies, drag queens, celebrities like Julianne Moore, Madonna, Isaac Mizrahi, Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, and Calvin Klein, all ate and frolicked at restaurant where individuality, life and loves were celebrated.

-Lisa Derrick