Tag: Drag Queens

  • Stonewall 1979: The Drag of Politics

    “Gay people aren’t fighting anymore,” drawled Marsha P. Johnson, 34. “They don’t care as long as they have a bar to go to. You know that, darling. But when I came down here 10 years ago, I caught the drift the minute I walked into Sher­idan Square. I said, ‘It’s about time, honey.’ ” We […]

  • Stonewall 1979: The Politics of Drag

    Most people feel awkward around drags — uneasy, even frightened. So many of our social responses are dictated by our recognition of someone’s gender, which we generally assume coincides with his or her sex. Confronting a man dressed as a woman jams our social signals and frustrates our habitual social responses. If we can be temporarily […]

  • And The New Miss Hell’s Kitchen Is…

    Tina Burner! I don’t know how she’s going to get up the stairs of all those HK walkups in that gown, but that’s her job. First runner-up was Brenda Dharling, a sexy gal in chiffon and sparkles, while second runner up was Pixie Aventura, a spitfire with Chita Rivera lashes and a shiny beehive. Meanwhile, […]

  • Sharon Needles Interview! Hail, Satan!

    Sharon Needles won the fourth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race with a witchy mix of ghoulishness and girlishness. And she’s back from the dead once again! The world’s most fabulous corpse is hosting rentboy.com’s Hookie Awards for male escorts this Friday, so I strapped her in her coffin and grilled her as if grilling a […]

  • The Slam Awards Were Drag Heaven!

    The annual Glam awards for the best in gay nightlife have gotten so big that they’ve spawned an offshoot/homage/satire/counter-argument. The second Slam awards for the worst in nightlife took place at XES last night, and they were a star-spangled riot. Kittin Withawhip was a funny host, bringing out a slew of fab but underappreciated drag […]

  • Tootsie Meets The Avengers In New Movie

    Bianca del Rio is a foul-mouthed, bitter, and hilarious drag queen who cuts people down in incorrect ways that have them howling with laughter. The New Orleans-born scamp (a/k/a Roy Haylock) may be the real Beast of the Southern Wild. And she might finally have found a big screen vehicle to house her outsized talents […]

  • Is Madonna Menopausal? One Drag Queen Weighs In

    Drag star Hedda Lettuce entertained that theory in her holiday show, “Lettuce Rejoice,” which I saw at the Metropolitan Room last night. In fact, Hedda sang a whole song about it, to the tune of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” (Sample lyrics, aimed at poor Madge: “You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry/No […]

  • Joey, Sherry, And Flotilla Rocked It At Indochine

    Bar d’O was a gay-drenched downtown restaurant which lit up the ’90s with a live, intimate cabaret show that was racy, soulful, and right up on your plate. The place closed, but fortunately it never really went away. For eight years, Indochine has been hosting Bar d’O reunion shows, and the one last night was […]

  • Lady Bunny Is Dropping Out Of Weekly Event

    Hot Mess is the highly entertaining drag revue every Friday night at xl, hosted by the wickedly funny duo Bianca del Rio and Lady Bunny. Or at least it was. Gossip in the drag bars had it that Bunny dropped out of the show, citing backstage melodrama and the fact that it’s a lot of […]

  • The Best Blurbed Quote In History!

    Writing a good blurb is an art form unto itself, one I’ve been working at for years as I crank out quote lines for plays, movies, and books, always aiming to be zingy yet entirely accurate. But one year, I found that every blurb I wrote seemed to have “romp” in it. (“A lovely retro […]

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