Pretty, pretty everywhere ... (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)
Day 2 of RuPaul's DragCon NYC left me more tired than all those sponge dresses I saw. (It was the only overused concept this year, but a testament to Monét X Change's impact on drag culture.)
I dragged myself over there after an intense workout at Mark Fisher Fitness, barely making it in time for the runway presentation by Miz Cracker, who reminded us that in this age of #MeToo, we have to treat each other with respect. Right before bringing out two of the superhot Warwick Rowers in religion-revealing leotards and high heels and encouraging them to half-strip.
Rows before hos
It was all in good fun, with the Rowers on hand to plug their 2019 calendar. More on them this week — I was able to interview one of them, Lucas Etienne, along with the calendar's charming creator, Angus Malcolm!
First time in heels!
After that, it was a chaotic day of asking total strangers to make love to my camera and figuring out which of the queens' handlers really, really meant it when they said NO MORE PRESS ...