I spend the majority of my time feeling like a failure. I’m not trying to solicit sympathy or be self-deprecating here — I should say, rather, that I prefer to focus on what I haven’t accomplished rather than what I have. It’s a disease that I aspire to conquer someday. Nevertheless, I have fleeting moments in life, when something happens and I have a glimpse of myself as having hit the apex of life here on earth — like, when I was hanging from the balcony of a Paris apartment about to hit the town for some oysters. I was like, look at me world, I made it! These moments are worth reveling in, like a pig would in a pile of shit, because I tell you, those who share my affliction, they are brief. Keep reading »
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Nicole Richie is on a mission to be a bit more of a drag queen. So who better to learn from than the most legendary lady of them all, RuPaul?
“I don’t want to regret that I didn’t take advantage of my drag years,” Richie admits in the latest episode of her hit AOL webseries, “Candidly Nicole.”
That’s why the style maven steps into RuPaul’s school of drag, where she finds out how to dress, act and even speak like a true queen. And if you too are feeling the itch to dial up the drag in your life, here are five take-home tips. Read more on Celebuzz…
The New York Times’ Marcus Mabry scored an interview with my idol, RuPaul Charles. Obvs, I’m totally jealous. But I can put my feelings aside and say that this video has further solidified Ru’s status as my Life Hero. The “Drag Race” star talked about many interesting subjects including counter culture, gay icons, LGBTQ rights and his new single, “Lick It,” featuring Lady Bunny. But that doesn’t do the interview justice. There’s some seriously deep shit going on under his wig (or in this case, his cowboy hat). After the jump a few things he said that I would like to kiki about with him further with him over a plate of Tic Tacs. Ru, call me. Please. Keep reading »
“Drag is about mocking identity, mocking the facade. Drag is an extension of the realization that, ‘You mean, the thing I think I am, I’m not really?’ Exactly. So have fun with it. Change it. That’s why I think drag comes up against so much opposition from people, because the ego knows drag is a threat to the ego … It not only shows the tenacity of the human spirit, it shows the vulnerability of it. It’s the common thread that we all want to be recognized for who we are, we all want to be loved, and we all want to be accepted. Even the toughest, most courageous queen who’s fought the biggest battles, in their own family, in the neighborhood, with mother and father, to get on that show and say to the world, ‘Here I am. And I’m gonna be proud of who I am, I’m not gonna apologize for who I am.’ That’s why our show is so much more than men in pussycat wigs and cha-cha heels. That’s what people connect with … Most people don’t have the cojones to go there, so they put up this front … It takes so much more guts to face up to the light.”
– RuPaul Charles talks drag, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and drops wisdom in Spin magazine. This is just a small nugget of brilliance. I highly suggest reading the entire interview. He was my idol, now he is my spiritual guru. I worship at the Church of Ru. That is all. [Spin]
“I didn’t see the Golden Globes, because the idea of watching of watching the popular rich kids in high school congratulating themselves, the idea of the popular, beautiful rich kids from high school putting on a show to congratulate themselves … oh boy.”
–RuPaul, on the whole trouble with awards season, in Paper magazine. Ru also dishes on the new season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and the latest crop of queens. “The new groups are always different shades of…shade.It’s hard to put into words, but they’re young. They’re very contemporary. We’ve got some girls who are old-school but not as many as we’ve had in the past.” [Paper Mag]
I was too wrapped up trying to stay safe during Hurricane Sandy to watch last night’s episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” but this interview with the GOILS will have to suffice in the meantime. Julie Klausner chatted with the queens about important election issues (like which candidate is hotter), dressing up Halloween and why biological women need to werk a deeper lip. [NY Mag]
Werk! “RuPual’s Drag Race” is baaaackkk! You can read a full recap of last night’s premiere episode here. During last season’s finale, disqualified queen Willam Belli refused to RuPologize for breaking the rules of his/her contract to appear on the show — including seeing his husband on the sly while filming. The opposite of RuPologizing is taking full “Responsitrannity” for your fierceness. By the end of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars” season, you won’t be able to forget this tune. Never forget. All the joy has just come back to my world. Except for one half of last night’s elimination, which I am sadsies about. Sorry, no spoilers. [ONTD, NYMag.com]
Dida Ritz and Latrice Royale of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” brilliantly recreate Nene Leakes and Sheree Whitfield’s famous falling out on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Some of the most creative shade throwing I’ve seen in a while. Next episode suggestion: Sheree’s infamous fight with the party planner, Anthony. I think Dida can serve up some “Who gon’ check me boo?” realness. [WOW]
WERK! Take that, Tyra and your “America’s Next Top Model All-Stars.” “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is doing an all-stars season, and obviously, it will be way better. Sister against sister, squirrelfriend against squirrelfriend — 12 of the best Queens are back to battle it out on the catwalk. Ahem. Pandora Box and Latrice Royale are getting the chance at redemption I’ve been dreaming of. Sickening. October 2012, all will be right with the world again. [WOW]
If you watched Willam Belli on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” this season, you noticed two things: one, he is an incredibly talented and beautiful performer; and two, he was smart enough to be the bitchiest, most ego-centric drag queen in the room. After all, reality TV viewers may love Miss Congeniality (Latrice Royale, in this case), but the cameras love drama.
I caught up with Willam just before the finale event for a series of more serious videos about politics and bullying, but you can’t keep the performer behind “Love You Like A Big Schlong” or “Chow Down (At Chick-fil-A)” from cracking wise. What you can, however, get is the lyricist behind “The Vagina Song to respond to charges of misogyny and transphobia … once you explain what “misogyny” means. [YouTube] Keep reading »