We’ve all heard wild and crazy stories of party life in New York City in the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s and one of those haunts was a fabulous after hours French diner called, Florent. On any given night you could find the lovable self-titled owner himself meeting and greeting his eclectic crowd which included every avant garde personality from celebrities to drag queens and even transgendered people before they were in fashion. This was no ordinary diner, it had a life of it’s own by the mere fact that anyone could come as they are and be welcomed at the front door. The excluded became the stars of the night. Since it’s unfortunate closing a few years ago, New York is missing that after hours signature spot that Florent created night after night. Fortunately, David Sigal preserved our beloved, Florent in the form of a new documentary entitled: “Florent: Queen of the Meat Market”. Sigal directed, shot and produced the entire film.
Progressive Pulse was fortunate to interview Florent himself over four years ago when Florent the diner was still open. Check out this rare interview with the man who is responsible for helping to maintain New York as a fabulous city. Watch the interview below and then check out the film which is now playing in New York at the Cinema Village. You can also keep up with the film at: www.florentmovie.com