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|JAMES ST JAMES
|James St. James (born James Clark, August 1, 1966) was a Club Kid of the Manhattan club scene in the late 1980s/early 1990s and the author of Disco Bloodbath (now published under the title Party Monster). He was notorious for a lifestyle of excess that included heavy drug use, partying, and bizarre costumes.
St. James came to New York in 1984 and became a celebutante after becoming a close friend of nightlife icon and columnist Michael Musto. James St. James served as a role model to Michael Alig who came to New York around the same time; Alig, however, was shunned by St. James and the others at the top of the club scene caste system. Alig soon created his own scene by gathering up other creative rejects of the nightlife world, copying St. James' flamboyant style with self-promotion and innovative, themed parties. Alig eventually grew on St. James, and St. James morphed from celebutante to Club Kid.
St. James's memoir Disco Bloodbath documents Michael Alig's infamous murder of scene drug dealer Angel Melendez. A documentary titled Party Monster (1998) was based on the events leading up to and surrounding the murder, and a feature film of the same name was released in 2003, which starred Seth Green as St. James and Macaulay Culkin as Alig.
St. James wrote several columns, most famously for the New York City-based gay publication OutWeek in the early 1990s.
St. James currently resides in Los Angeles, working for the production company World of Wonder Productions, makers of Party Monster. His new book, Freakshow, was released May 17, 2007. In 2007 he was rumoured to have signed with nightlife promoters to do a national club tour.[
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