It hasn't been a year since she took the "America's Next Drag Superstar" title on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4, but she's already released her first full-length album, along with her first music video. The captivating Ms. Needles was gracious enough to speak with me at her album release party.
These are images of just a handful of the three or four dozen incredible extras who appear in Sharon Needles' debut music video, for the single "This Club Is a Haunted House." Having the opportunity to see their devotion and admiration put to the test was nothing short of inspiring.
Silence of the Trans, a scary-yet-hilarious production, followed by a screening of the Academy Award-winning favorite upon which it's based, hits San Francisco's historic Castro Theatre on Saturday, July 28.
Hopefully, this unfortunate incident with Needles will finally engage queer people to discuss issues of race and other intersecting identities rather than believing that it is OK to perpetuate negative language and stereotypes.
RuPaul is a genius. Crowning Sharon Needles as "America's Next Drag Superstar" on RuPaul's Drag Race sends a message. Sharon, a self-identified outsider who was bullied relentlessly as a kid, is now a symbol of triumph over such adversity.
Sharon Needles has come under fire for a Facebook comment she appears to have made in February that has emerged and begun circulating around the Internet. Though there has been no official response from Needles, this could very well impact her image as fans vote.