For those who don’t know her, Peaches is a Canadian singer, songwriter and performance artist who for over 10 years has lived in Berlin as the cult icon of a gloriously transgressive art scene. With Peaches Does Herself, she adds a new dimension to her already larger-than-life persona. Backed by a dance troupe and various entertainers (including a 65-year-old stripper and a gorgeous she-male), she delivers a full-on, wildly hedonistic, transsexual rock opera. Falling somewhere between live concert footage and a phantasmagorical stage production, the action centres on the show’s minimalist-yet-intricate set. As Peaches looks for love, songs turn to dance numbers, at times intercut with scenes that are pure cabaret. From Roaring Twenties Berlin to modern times, the film brings vividly to life an elaborate stage drama based on the struggle for sexual freedom. Peaches Does Herself delivers a jolt of untamed energy, is deliriously funny and ultimately stands as an ode to the unbreakable spirit of those living on the edge.