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.
Shangela is proof that hard work really does pay off. We all know she was on two seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race and given a lot of flak for her aesthetic. Yet, she is back and serving the kids "fish" on a platter with a super catchy song and video.
It's not easy being a drag queen who wears her heart on her sequined sleeve, admitted Laganja Estranja. Watching the third episode of this year's RuPaul's Drag Race, the Los Angeles-based performer recalls the wrenching moment reality set in.
Just because Shangela hasn't been able to perform due to a bad injury that occurred on stage last October, doesn't mean she has been resting on her laurels. I interviewed D.J. Pierce, the man behind the drag persona of Shangela, via phone, and it was an informative and hilarious chat.
I appear as an acquaintance of Sarah Jessica Parker's character who attends Thanksgiving dinner in the New York apartment of Kurt and Rachel. Think turkey. Think drag queens. Think 20-person dance sequence to the Scissor Sisters' "Let's Have a Kiki." All I can say is, "Y'all aren't ready!"
It was my first time taking Shangela back home, and it was quite the jaw-dropping homecoming. There's one scene where I perform a walk-off against my glamazon goddaughter on the back patio for a family audience that had never seen drag.