First, contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 7 dubbed spin-off Drag U a flop in song. Now, seemingly adding insult to injury for the LOGO show axed in 2013 after just 26 episodes, it turns out even series regular The Lady Bunny didn't tune in!
To quote perennial RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Latrice Royale, "Oh, the shade of it all!" From other Drag Race winners to comic peers, when it comes to Bianca Del Rio's razor-sharp tongue, nobody's safe. This past weekend, the drag superstar had some choice words for LGBT icon Kathy Griffin.
Like many people, I look forward to certain consistencies in life. Since moving to San Francisco in 1972, certain culinary treats became such personal favorites that I inevitably ordered them whenever I visited the restaurant where they were served.
I am still a fan of those in our community who are so punk rock that they have adopted certain loaded words to self-identify. Rock on, darlings! Just remember that there are indeed still prejudices and still impressionable minds who hear and see everything going on.
Now that this season of RuPaul's Drag Race has almost come to the finish line, it's time for me to put in my two cents about all this comedy-queen bashing that has happened. Quite a few queens were saying that drag is not about comedy.
Let's be real: Joel and Ethan's pizza story is heartwarming precisely because it is an exception to what usually happens. And though people's attitudes toward gays are slowly softening, go a few miles outside a city center and you get much less friendly treatment.
Willam Belli first made me aware of Chick-fil-A's hateful stance with his clever, viral video "Chow Down (at Chick-fil-A)," which parodies Wilson Phillips' smash "Hold On." He's never at a loss for words, so I was eager to hear the latest on the uproar that he definitely helped create.
Lady Bunny is queen of the heap. After decades atop the Manhattan nightlife scene, the larger-than-life drag queen has reached new heights with her featured-judge spot on RuPaul's Drag U. She spoke to me from her home in Manhattan.