Drag star Hedda Lettuce entertained that theory in her holiday show, "Lettuce Rejoice," which I saw at the Metropolitan Room last night. In fact, Hedda sang a whole song about it, to the tune of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." (Sample lyrics, aimed at poor Madge: "You'd better watch out, you'd b ... More >>
What can you cook with eggs, milk and a high heeled shoe? Drag queen and comedian Hedda Lettuce figures it out in this charming video for a new Kickstarter project. The iPhone app, What's for Dinner, will suggest recipes to cook based on your ingredient list, no matter how measly. The project has a ... More >>
"Life as a black transsexual cripple--it's way too interesting to me," deadpans Laverne Cox as Chantelle in Susan Seidelman's Musical Chairs, a really warm, expertly done flick that brings us into the world of "chair dancing," ballroom style. I saw the deeply romantic dance-ical at the Miami Intern ... More >>
Sabel Scities, the Portland-born dazzler who regularly plays at Stonewall and other NYC clubs! Miss'd America is the annual Atlantic City beauty pageant that has become way more enjoyable than tired, old Miss America. (The latter has gals dressed weirdly like hos as they perform classical music an ... More >>
Drag star Hedda Lettuce presented Rosemary's Baby last night at the Chelsea Clearview and was delightfully satanic enough to bring me onstage beforehand to talk about my love for the 1968 horror classic. I advised the audience to look for various sitcom regulars who Polanski purposely cast as witch ... More >>
Not the baby itself. He's all grown up now and working for the Tea Party. I mean the movie, that classic 1968 Polanski horror fest starring Mia Farrow as the unwitting recipient of the devil seed from hell, thanks to being neighbors with that cute little Satan shill Ruthie Gordon.
Mommie Dearest is the unwitting 1981 comedy about celebrity child abuse, but it was funnier than ever at last night's interactive version of the camp classic at the Ziegfeld. The event ballsily started with go-go boys running down the aisles with empty popcorn buckets that the audience was ... More >>
When Mommie Dearest first screened in 1981, I called friends squealing, "It's the greatest movie ever made!" I sincerely felt the over-the-top flick--an inside look at Joan Crawford's bad mothering skills--worked on every level, from cautionary tale to fashion show to monster mashup, and any ... More >>
Staten Island State Senator Diane Savino, whose impassioned speech from the floor of the New York Senate for marriage equality blew up in 2009, said last night that the new Senate effort is inching forward, but isn't nearly there yet. "As we speak, right now, we have 26 votes for this bill in the N ... More >>
Drag comic Hedda Lettuce generally wears green from head to toe, but lately she's been seeing red. See, virtually the entire drag community (and myself) was recently assembled at Lips restaurant for a Project Achieve event promoting the search for an HIV vaccine. That was pretty dramatic in ... More >>
Awardsthey're a girl thing. Mostly, anyway, but the shows are bitchin'
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Miss California wouldn't bring her saline implants near this pageant
That's the funny title of a press release that went out promoting the Miss Fag Hag Pageant--a procession of real-life Will and Graces at Comix (353 W. 14 St.) on Sunday May 17, which will feature 10 fruit fly contestants and their tres-gay boyfriends. Says the email, "In lieu of a contender who onl ... More >>
A good hostess gone bad
When you just can't get enough
That's what a publicist is calling Bedbugs!!!, which opens September 16 at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (at TBG Theatre, 312 W. 36 Street.) According to the bugged-out flack, "I just got done speaking with the creative team and they assure me that it is the gayest show in the NYMF. (I know ... More >>
Do it for Mommie
Untraditional yuletide offerings
Guys Give It Up While the Whole World Watches
At the HX Awards, everyone was on their best behavior until the Lee Press-On claws inevitably emerged through the white gloves.