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05/25/14

Listen to Me As I Yakkity-Yak with Funny Gal Julie Klausner

Check it out! I’m the featured guest on the new episode of How Was Your Week?, the popular podcast from comedian-actress Julie Klausner.

Listen to it HERE.

 

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I’ve known Julie for a while, but this is the first time we’ve really had an extended conversation, and I gotta give her credit for being a great and insightful interviewer. Our conversation was mostly about my life and times as a drag queen—you know, the ancient history stuff that I won’t shut up about!

The actual taping occurred a couple of weeks ago, and since then Julie has been a busy bee. She filmed a pilot for a new TV show called Difficult People,  produced by Amy Poehler and co-starring Julie and Billy Eichner!

I hope she becomes a huge star so I can say, “Honey, I’ve know Julie forever, I was even a guest on her podcast. We taped it in her kitchen!”

 

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05/19/14

Please Welcome NYC’s Sixth Ranked Drag Queen… Linda Simpson!

Can you believe it? The new issue of Time Out New York magazine features a list of “NYC’s Top Ten Drag Queens”—and I’m included at number six! Along with a goofy picture!

 

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Of course, I’m flattered… but me?

Well, the list is comprised mostly of oldsters who’ve endured the test of time—Lady Bunny, Joey Arias, Sherry Vine, Lypsinka, Charles Busch and me have a combined age of 1,538 years. (I didn’t even know that Lypsinka was still alive!) I guess I we all get points for still carrying on.

(Of the other gals, Shequida and Bianca Del Rio are moderately middle aged, and Bob the Drag Queen and Horrorchata represent the new generation.)

Honestly, I’m not sure if I deserve the honor. There are a lot of high-profile queens these days. But in the meanwhile, I humbly accept my sixth-place position. I gotta get a T-shirt printed that says “I’m #6″.

 

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05/18/14

Turn the Page… Time For Something New

Yesterday was the last day of my photo exhibit at ClampArt Gallery, and I spent the final hours mingling with friends who dropped by. It was a very relaxed and amiable way to wrap things up.

 

With my friends Etienne and Filex.

With my Montreal pals Etienne and Félix.

 

The entire run of the exhibit was a really wonderful and gratifying experience, especially as a tribute to my friend Page. (The photos were from my debut book, PAGES, featuring solo shots of her over the course of our friendship, and published by Peradam.)

But I can’t deny that the project has been heavy at times. As I display my photos of Page, I’m constantly reminded that she departed way too early. For my own peace of mind, it’s time for me to move on to other concerns.

See you later, Page. I’m not done with you yet…

 

Busy career girl on her way to new horizons!

Busy career girl on her way to new horizons.

 

05/09/14

Bitch Stole My Look!

I couldn’t help but notice that Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in the new X-Men movie, Days of Future Past, looks a lot like like my friend Page in one of my photos of her currently on display at ClampArt Gallery.

But Page did it first—My photo is from the Pyramid Club way back in 1991. Jennifer is a copycat!

 

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“PAGES” continues at ClampArt  through May 17th.

 

04/27/14

My Photo Show Gets A Great Rating, and I’m Exploding Again!

Not one, not two, three or four. But Five Stars!

That’s the stellar rating from the multi-arts website The Artists Forum for my photo exhibit “Pages” at ClampArt Gallery.

Talk about flattering!

 

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The exhibit continues at ClampArt though May 17th, in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district.

 

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Meanwhile, over in the Lower East Side…  On Wednesday, April 30th, at Participant Gallery, I’m giving another presentation of my slideshow extravaganza, “The Drag Explosion,” featuring my photos of NYC’s drag scene from the late 1980s to the mid ’90s.

 

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The event is sponsored by the roaming queer film-and-video series “Dirty Looks,” which has been building a buzz by displaying some of my photos on their Instagram account.

More information at:

Dirty Looks
TheDragExplosion.com

 

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"The thinking woman's drag queen."
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