It’s the thing that freezes people’s feet to the floor. Ours is broken apparently because it’s missing a handle and we run around like crazy so you can all see us well at some point.
But enough about you, let’s talk about me.
I started performing in drag in December 2011 under the hideous stage name you see now and I made my rounds at all the drag bars and stuff. Despite some notoriety, some good reviews, some bad reviews, a canceled show at a venue with an owner who was not willing to put forth the time, effort, budget, and energy it took to make the show successful, a few bright, shiny moments of triumph, etc., I finally landed a big gig – my role with the Chaos cast.
It had been a big dream of mine to join the cast in some fashion, so getting it meant I’d finally reached the zenith of my goals and whatnot. I’d have a steady show, I wouldn’t be fighting for the booking, I’d get to flash my ass to literally hundreds of people once(sometimes twice) a month.
And that is why I’m putting the rest of my drag to rest. RHPS is something I see myself doing for the rest of my life with no trouble. It’s hard work that is usually followed by gratification from myself and fans after the show, yet with a desire to outdo and improve the next show. No one is going to take that from me. As for performing at bars around the city? Unneeded stress that never feels fulfilling when it actually does go right.
So there you have it. I am an exclusive drag queen for Rocky Horror. I’m Rocky Horror’s bitch. And I’m totally down with that.
Nowhere is this more awesome and relevant than July’s theme: Pride.
Although I don’t want you guys to look at it as just LGBT pride. For me, RHPS has always been about exploring and expressing your sexuality without limitations, coming to terms with who you are as a person, and how you relate to people at the shows. It’s not just about celebrating your independent uniqueness, it’s about coming together despite differences and realizing the goal for everyone is to be happy together as a community. When humanity becomes not just a community, but a community that gets along and supports each other, it’s an amazing feeling.
That is how we battle insecurities. That is how we battle those who want to persecute innocent people(see Orlando). That is how we become better people. And that is how we live in a world without fear.
So come out, be proud of who you are as a person, and hug the person next to you. Or get their number if they’re single. Love is love, caring is caring, RHPS is $11.
$11 of love.
SEE YOU JULY 9th!