"The thinking woman's drag queen."
"A wordly wit."
—The New York Times
One of NYC's Top Ten Drag Queens.
—Time Out New York
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This year’s Halloween was a spiritual adventure.
It’s so much fun being a virgin!
It might seem like a contradiction, but for the first part of September, I’ve been very social and introspective at the same time. Remember when I seemed so engrossed in your witty cocktail chatter? I was actually deep in thought about myself. (Sorry.)
As usual, I’ve been hosting Bingo. It’s my regular showbiz gig, every Wednesday and Saturday. PLUS, I’m adding a Tuesday night to my schedule at a brand-new venue, The Lodge Club, in Greenwich Village. It starts on September 16th, and I’d love for you to join the fun!
As I call numbers and give away prizes, I ponder how lucky I am to have a pay-the-rent job that I really like. Down the road, I plan on cutting back on my full-time Bingo schedule and devoting more of my time to writing and other creative projects. But for now, my Bingo ways serve me well. Enjoy me while you still can!
For the second year in a row, I schlepped out to the annual drag fest Bushwig (It’s in Bushwick, get it?) But this time I was a host, sharing responsibilities with Ms. Mary Boom (who is a nut).
Is the event a polished showcase of the finest in female impersonation? No, it’s a hot tranny mess—and that’s what makes it a hoot! The neighborhood is gritty, and so are the acts.
The location is the vast performance space Secret Project Robot, which includes a walled courtyard. It’s very Mad Max, complete with an outdoor bar!
The day after Bushwig, it was time for me to present the latest version of my slideshow extravaganza, The Drag Explosion DELUXE. The Wild Project turned out to be a perfect location, including comfy seats.
What will the rest of September hold for me? Will I finally start listening to other people? We shall see!
If Wigstock was still on Labor Day, there would be a lot of soggy wigs today. It’s raining in NYC.
But the outdoor drag festival hasn’t occurred in years, which is rather a shame. No matter what the weather, it was always a hoot.
Personally, I was never a great Wigstock act. Well, maybe one or two years I was a success. I mostly just liked hanging out with everyone.
I guess that’s the kind of drag queen I am—sociable and easy to please!
Behold a few Wigstock memories:
Darling, it’s drag her-story!
Coming up soon.. on Monday, September 8th… The most comprehensive version yet of my slideshow extravaganza of NYC’s drag scene from the late 1980s to the mid ’90s. It’s the chance to see Parts One and Two of The Drag Explosion edited together, along with never-seen-before pix!
It’s at The Wild Project, the slick performance space in the East Village. I like it because it reminds me of a television studio. Perfect setting for a multi-media show!
Linda's acclaimed collection of her photos of NYC's drag scene of the 1980s and '90s.