Charo is the fabulous camp explosion who left the most sequins and feathers on the deck of The Love Boat, but she’s actually a fine flamenco guitarist and chantoozie who I suspect can speak proper English behind closed doors. And she’s headed to the gayest town outside of Hell’s Kitchen—San Francisco, where she’ll perform The Return of Charo and Her Las Vegas Show at the Herbst Theatre on June 29 and will be a Celebrity Grand Marshall at the gay pride parade on the very same bugle-bead-encrusted day.
Says the producer, “She will be accompanied by a 20-foot pink float full of Charo lookalikes, many of whom vied for the crown at the Charo lookalike contest she judged at SF’s Trannyshack in 2005.” But there’s a problem with that, I fear. The trannie “lookalikes” no doubt look three years older now, but I can assure you that Charo absolutely does not! Cuchi cuchi!