For the second year running, the girls who didn’t recoil when their best friends came out to them on the playground (and, in many cases, opted to throw a party instead), get their due when they face off in the Miss Fag Hag Pageant. And the competition is fierce. The contestants include “Miss Midtown” Chastity Neutze, a dresser at Mamma Mia!; “Miss Bushwick” Crystal Clements, who wrote a triple-X parody of Who’s the Boss?; and “Miss Astoria” Dana Craig, who says about her gay, “He is the Blythe Danner to my Molly Shannon.” Mel & El preside over the shenanigans, with categories including “Sassy question and answer” and “Presenting her gay in a swimsuit,” with performances by musical theater vets and a local RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Sahara Davenport. The decision-makers include John Cameron Mitchell, ultimate fag hag Caroline Rhea, and our own Michael Musto.
Sun., May 2, 8 p.m., 2010