Entries in drag queens (58)
Well, the anticipation is high for the next season of Rupaul's Drag Race, i.e. the most popular show about drag queens in the history of television. It premieres in January, we already know that SF's own Honey Mahogany is going to steal the show, but here's sloppy Seattle queen Jinkx Monsoon doing a drag parody of "Fergalicious," called, of course, "Jinkxalicious." [WOW]
The first death that we're aware of has hit the Rupaul's Drag Race community with the passing of Sahara Davenport, a.k.a. Antoine Ashley, of Season 2. As with any good drag queen, no one seems to agree on how old she was, with some accounts pointing to 32 being her age at her death, and an official account from her family saying she was 27. In any event, her boyfriend of six years was fellow queen Manila Luzon (a.k.a. Karl Westerberg). Davenport died of heart failure on Monday, and we have no clue if it was drug related. Anyway, sad. Luzon writes, "In memory, Sahara asks that you, 'Live, love, and believe.'" [HuffPo, NewNowNext]
You know the drill. Behold comedian Drew Droege's latest Chloe vid, complete with Alexander McQueen reference and the creative re-pronunciation of the word "exercise."
Obviously it's Willam Belli week here at Le Fag. Judge us all you want but we know how to run a good thing into the ground. For example, here's our third post of the week, "The Vagina Song," as sung by Ms. Willam. Though to our credit, we've been a fan of this bitch since Tranny McGuyver back in 2006 so her talents are no stranger to us.
We really wish some ambitious San Francisco drag queens, no matter how genderfucked or sloppy they are, would please get it together and try to get on Rupaul's Drag Race. We have a hard time believing Ru has simply discriminated based on city, and we feel it's more likely that S.F. queens have either a) self-selected as better than all that bullshit, or b) not really gotten their shit together to send audition tapes, etc. We know a few did a few years back, but there have now been FOUR seasons with ZERO representation from the S.F. scene. That's pathetic, girls. They're casting for Season 5, and no matter how much you think the show is dumb, it beats working the Clinique counter at Macy's, ok hunty?
This footage comes to us via the recent Trannyshack Star Search competition in San Francisco, in which last year's Miss Trannyshack Star Search winner Rotissary Ethnicity Jackson Houston-Ross handed off her crown to a new queen, Diamanda Callas. Above, a video from one of the other performers, a new queen around town, Dulce de Leche. She's a spunky broad.
Here's a trippy little vid from the great Holly Woodlawn, Warhol superstar and current resident of West Hollywood. In case you were wondering how she spent New Year's Eve... This was directed by Paul Monroe. [Thx, Mike]
It make take you a minute to wrap your head around Christeene. She's sort of a guerrilla drag performer in a punk tradition, more performance arty than what you might think of as drag, and she has a genderfucked, celebrity-skewering agenda that one would associate more with the art world. She hails from Austin, and this video for 'African Mayonnaise' appears to have been shot around there, as well as in Paris (!). Watch as Christeene gets chased out of malls, Wal-Marts, and the Church of Scientology, without ever missing a beat.
Rupaul's Drag Race, which first premiered three years ago with a grand prize package of like 25 bucks and a tube of MAC lipstick, has grown its audience and in its fourth season will be offering a whopping $100,000 prize, just like a real reality competition show! Here's the official trailer from Logo, and the show btw premieres Monday January 30. But why does the "pee on the floor" quote get used twice?
Please enjoy Ms. Mary Edith Pitts, an Atlanta drag queen, performing this classic holiday ditty by Fay McKay, a long-time lounge entertainer from Las Vegas. Ms. Pitts' version may not be the most hilarious, however it's the clearest video we could find this year (if anyone can re-locate this one we loved a couple years ago from a gay public access station in Ohio from the early 90s, we'd be much obliged). Anyway, below, Ms. McKay herself, performing the song in her later years.
And one last Chloe Sevigny-related post (color us obsessed) in advance of her live appearance tomorrow in S.F. at the Castro Street Fair. She blesses us this week with a brand new video, because it has come to her atten-shon that she appreciates azzezzeries.
It's not the Chloe Sevigny, mind you. This is the drag satire of Chloe Sevigny, as performed by the brilliant Drew Droege, and as discussed in this week's LeFag interview with Chloe, she just had a couple new shots done by photographer to the drag stars Austin Young. Here they are, and doesn't she look lovely (even though she cares not for shaving her legs)? Remember: Chloe will be in San Francisco next weekend, October 2, performing at the Castro Street Fair and MCing the Red Rock Stage. There's one more below.
She's been our YouTube Tranny of the Week twice already, and it is with great pleasure that we bring you this EXCLUSIVE interview with Chloe Sevigny -- the performance moniker adopted by L.A.-based comedian Drew Droege. Castro Street Fair organizer Juan Garcia assisted with the interview, as Chloe will be coming to M.C. the Red Rock Stage at next weekend's Castro Street Fair -- which San Franciscans know as the less dirty, more drag-y follow-up to this weekend's Folsom Street Fair. Chloe talks to us about how she started doing Chloe, how her brilliant videos come together, and her involvement in another YouTube sensation: Planet Unicorn.
No sooner did we declare the drag queen Chloe Sevigny our YouTube Tranny of the week last month, but she unveils some brand new material -- and it's also ever so appropriate for summer. It has come to her attention, you see, that she loves barbequoi, and she has many things to recommend for your very own barbequoi soirée.
Note to the "been there" fags: We know. This is, like, a year old. But it's still amazing and we neglected to post it when we first saw it, and she hasn't done anything new recently, and it's as relevant now, this July, as ever. Listen as Chloe rattles off her plans for the summer, which include, "Appreciate the casual arrogance of Tuesday Weld." That was actually on our list too.