The 12th annual Mr. LES pageant took place on Thursday, November 12 at Bowery Poetry Club. Reverend Jen organized, Bored To Death‘s Jonathan Ames and Jason Schwartzman showed, and Mangina “performed.” Alas, the Man with the plastic vag didn’t win.
“It’s a make-it-or-break-it period for us. We do the right thing, we’ll be able to pull into the 21st century with some kind of program. We do the wrong thing, the 21st century is going to be gone, there’ll be no coming back”
“These people act like we drink a gallon of blood and hang upside down from crucifixes before we go onstage,” Rob Halford says. “We’re performers, have been for two decades. We do the show and we wear the costumes our audience expect us to.”