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09/06/12

Queens Bump Pussy—Twice!

The drag-queen video parodies continue of the Scissor Sisters‘ summer dance floor hit “Let’s Have a KiKi.”

 

 

Sherry Vine, lover of potty humor, was the first to make a splash (ha ha) with “Let’s Have a Pee Pee.”

And now two more videos have been released, both titled “Let’s Have a Kai Kai.”  In case you’re unaware, “kai kai” is slang for drag queens having sex with each other.

Version number one stars Willam, the bratty blond from last season’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and L.A. queen Rhea Litre´.

Version number two stars NYC funny gals Lady Bunny, Bianca Del Rio and Sugga Pie Koko.

Who did it better?

Willam’s version offers better production values—and she shows off her boyish body (again).

Bunny’s version is amusingly rude and crude, but why is everyone wearing their clothes in bed?  Not that we want to see them naked!

You be the judge.  An as far as future parodies, Let’s Have a Quit-Quit, motherfucker!

 

08/28/12

The Touch, The Feel—Of a Caftan!

In a remarkable coincidence at last night’s Monday Night Bingo, both me and spokesmodel World Famous Bob showed up sporting leopard-skin ensembles!

 

Meow, Meow!

 

My caftan is brand new, designed by my friend Lola.  It’s so comfy I’m going to wear it again tonight when I host “Drag Bingo” at XL Nightclub.  (We’ll also be debuting Steven Hammel’s great new sign!)

 

Jungle Fever!

 

08/22/12

Mykki Blanco Gets “WAVVY”

Modernistic rapper Mykki Blanco, who performed at the Exhibit A party I threw on gay pride day, is creating quite the buzz, including a recent New York Times profile.

 

Relaxing in the beautiful Bowery Poetry Club dressing room.

 

And here’s his/her new video for his/her new song, “Wavvy!”

 

08/19/12

Uptown, Downtown

Jam-packed night earlier this week…

First on the agenda was a roast of Lady Bunny for her 50th birthday(!) at “Hot Mess,” the weekly drag revue starring her and a mess of other queens at XL nightclub.

 

Birthday gal backstage with sister kook Sugga Pie Koko.

 

Along with the other “roasters,” I took my place on stage as we waited our turn to throw daggers at Bunny.  (Figuratively speaking, of course!  Although real weapons would have been fun… )

 

Gossip columnist Michael Musto, actor David Ilku, and a quartet of queens—me, Flotilla De Barge, Miss Guy and Sherry Vine.  (Photo by WilsonModels.)

 

I must say that my routine went over pretty well, although I can’t tell if Bunny is laughing or snoring in the photo below.  (Hostess Bianca Del Rio is obviously in awe of a true talent!)

 

“A 500-pound drag queen walks into a bar…”  (Photo by WilsonModels.)

 

From there I dashed to Santos Party House in Tribeca to host a show by Chez Deep, a recently formed house of avant-garde queens.

 

BACK ROW: Sam, Hari.  FRONT ROW: Raul, Colin, Alexis, Bailey, Lain

 

The show was a magical gender-fuck delight—very organic and flowing—and such a contrast to “Hot Mess,” which opened with a Broadway-like number of precision dance moves and high-kicks.

The entire night reminded me that Drag covers such an incredibly wide spectrum of sensibilities—from sharp-tongued bitches in bouffants to gentle flowers exploring their feminine side.

And where do I fit in?  Everywhere—I’m versatile!

 

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08/16/12

Farewell Ms. Brown

In 2003 I interviewed recently departed legendary editor Helen Gurley Brown at her Cosmopolitan office for Time Out magazine.  The impetus was the reissue of her 1962 bombshell bestseller Sex and the Single Girl, although we talked about all sorts of stuff.

 

 

At 81-years old, she was very lively and charming as she explained her sex-and-independence life doctrine, which she regarded as vitally feminist.

“I don’t see what people have against sex,” she said. “I have always said sex is one of the three most pleasurable things we have—and I’m not sure what the other two are.”

She was such a great role model—an extremely accomplished women who helped liberate and change the cultural landscape.  It was so wonderful to find out she was funny and gracious, too!

 

 

  • Linda Simpson

    Linda Simpson

    Background Information

    Occupation:

    NYC drag queen;
    Renaissance gal

    Years active:

    1988–Present

    Website:

    LindaSimpson.org

    For over two decades, Linda Simpson has been one of New York City 's most high-profile drag queens as a nightlife personality, journalist playwright and documentarian. She currently makes her living as a game-show hostess and party promoter, while also pursuing various creative and artistic projects. Known for her witty demeanor, fine-tuned camp sensibility and unique blend of sass and class, Linda enthusiastically embraces the role she was born to play—a reigning queen!

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