Vachon is co-president and founder of Killer Films. She produced New Queer Cinema landmarks “Poison” and “Swoon,” and more recently “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Far from Heaven.” In the works is “The Ballad of Betty Paige,” “Savage Grace” and Todd Haynes’ untitled Bob Dylan bio-pic.
Roots: Born in 1962 in New York City; grew up in Upper West of Manhattan
Comfort zone: Her office (380 Lafayette St.) “Every morning, I walk my daughter from the East Village to school in the West Village; I love those timeless streets in the West Village, like McDougal or Minetta Lane.”
Gotham influence: “I am a lifelong New Yorker; I’ve never been anywhere else, so I take it all for granted. I’ve been through three blackouts and I would be disappointed if I wasn’t here when that stuff happens. I can’t drive a car: If you put me in the driver’s seat, I wouldn’t know what to do.”
Culture club: “I have a 4-year-old, so the last museum I went to was the American Museum of Natural History. I love Central Park. I love the Lower East Side. I also love coming home: I love the view when you’re heading into the Midtown tunnel and all of New York pops up in front of you.”
Food fix: Two Boots pizza (“It’s right around the corner from my office”); “when I want to impress people, wd-50.”