Hot Ticket: Look, anything Jinkx Monsoon does is going to be brilliant, so if Thomas Dekker and Peaches Christ are involved, the more the merrier I always say...
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The trailer for Season 3 of Submissions Only is funnier than most entire Web series.
My interview with It's What You'd Like To Be.
Gabriel Burger looking hot in the wild.
Ultimate Kraft Dinner with Tuna Sauce recipe.
Jinkx Monsoon's new documentary!
Republicans are bought and paid for by billionaires.
OFF THE MONEY: "You pay $1,000,000 in taxes, you get a million votes. How's that?"
Above: Straight guys in a "Sticky Situation."
Russian diva on anti-gay laws: "They're not really about gay people."
Helen Gurley Brown helped keep Rosie O'Donnell in the closet for 10 extra years.
Rafael Alencar shows off tiny swimsuit in tiny bathtub. Then brushes his teeth.
New adaptation of The Seagull sounds like it's anything but for the birds.
Cher never hated "amazing artist" Madonna, just thought "she was a bitch."
GOTTA BE PUTIN ME ON: Sochi gay scene thriving.
Cameron tweets support of gay marrieds.
Ohio gay marriage suit expands.
Republicans HATE our government. Period. Forever.
Suit seeks to have gay marriage done in MA recognized in PA.
Greg Louganis's wedding registry is completely altruistic.
Melissa Gorga not into rape-rape. Just, you know, forcible sex.
Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) has a wife who thinks abortion is a "woman's right."
SNL's hilarious Girls parody starring Tina Fey.
(2) Some of her jokes are the same 25 years after I first heard of her...but they're still funny.
(3) She's surprisingly topical, referencing Ke$ha (she even said it as "Ke$ha" and not "Kesha"), Beyoncé, Eliot Spitzer and Chris Christie. "The Love Goddess" was played on to the strains of Selena Gomez & The Scene's "Love You Like a Love Song."
(4) She takes audience participation to a new level; I think I was the only person in the house she didn't drag onstage.
(5) Her impression of Rita Rudner is more delicious than the Beechman's chocolate banana pudding.
(6) She implicitly rips her ex, Emo Phillips (they were married!), a new one with jokes about how it wouldn't take a very long jail sentence to get him to flip to guys.
(7) She marries a gay couple on stage.
(8) She has her hair done by a random gay audience member onstage.
(9) Yes, she recreates her Sarah Palin impersonation.
(10) Madonna's "Hung Up" is one of her jams.
To sum it up, Tenuta is like a female Rip Taylor—her humor is obvious, but is like comfort food. And she is way more clever than her physical humor sometimes is. The woman is totally at ease improvising and nursed guffaws out of lines that might have passed for ordinary conversation without the right delivery.
After her show, which threatened to overlap with The Vaudevillians (I ran into Jinkx Monsoon, who was in a full-on blonde goddess summer look...just to walk to the theater and then change for her show!) it went on so long (the equivalent of a Big Gulp), Tenuta signed autographs and sold books upstairs. When we met, she embraced me like she knew me and called me adorable and wanted to know if I liked. I liked! I asked her her secret, telling her she looks ageless, and she said it's all about laughter. "Also, I have a wonderful mom. She's in heaven already, though." It was touching in the context of her out-there, anything-for-a-laugh personality, but that's probably why her fans love her—she's rarely mean (one Paris Jackson jibe aside) and clearly has heart.
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I've got a pair of tickets for The Vaudevillians, a musical comedy co-starring composer Major Scales and RuPaul's Drag Race victor/victoria Jinkx Monsoon!
To enter, comment this blog with your favorite show (TV, theater, movie) featuring drag of all time. I'll pick 1 of you to win at random! (You must get yourself to the show. Do not enter unless you'll be available during the show's run of July 9—August 22 at NYC's Laurie Beachman Theatre.)
Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr.Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to global warming, they recently thawed out only to discover, that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the woman's Suffragette movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their original music, performing it as originally composed.
Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With ten years experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. As early as 2006, Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theaters, playing Moritz in "Spring Awakening" (produced by Balagan Theatre) and Angel in "Rent" (produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre). Earlier this year, Hoffer played Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group).
According to Hoffer, the creation of Jinkx was complicated. "From the movie Death Becomes Her, I was inspired by the crazy extent vain women will go for eternal youth, beauty, and power. Through Lucille Ball I saw how a woman can bring you to tears with laughter with nothing more than a look. Through the Disney villains I was raised with, I saw how powerful a woman can be, and yet so deliciously evil. And through my mom, I saw not only the trials and tribulations a single mother faces every day, but also the strength and determination a woman can possess when she is trying to provide a bright future for her children."
Farid Mammadov, most recent Eurovision's hottest hunk of man.
Japan's #1 gay pornstar, Koh Masaki, passes away.
Harvey Milk as bogeyman.
Spring Awakening as a high school musical.
Ivy & Jinkx do Death Becomes Her.
Kanye West burns it down "just like the theater Hitler was trapped in."
JAILBAIT: He thinks Hillary Clinton needs to "be shot in the vagina."
SAY HIS NAME: Joe.My.God. attends vigil for hate-crime murder victim Mark Carson:::
I missed the rally for the man blown away for being gay...in the West Village.
Do you have sympathy for "The PayPal 14"?
Rob Pattinson & Kristen Stewart break up.
Soon: A "Yahoo-Tumblr mega-deal."
REMEMBER: Black masculinity & Fame.
Daft Punk "One More Time" singer Romanthony dies.
President Obama's approval rating enjoys a BOUNCE.
New (demo of) Britney song "Ooh La La" = Aqua meets Madonna's "Superstar."
David Chaloub by Cristiano Madureira for Made in Brazil.
See above. You're welcome.
Is it okay to shoot into someone's apartment if their window's open?
How Jinkx Monsoon keeps her junk in place.
The conservative case for marriage equality.
Topless Bea Arthur painting sells for $1.9 million.
The ACLU wants "Mitchell" and "Cameron" to marry.
Two-year-old Mariska Hargitay on The Merv Griffin Show.
A Joe Manganiello animated gif you won't soon forget:
The Drag Race queens do their best RuPaul impersonations.
Jodi Arias = guilty. Duh.
Zachary Quinto gets dirty.
College football star Kevin Grayson comes out.
Wallflowers: Episode 4. (With a new "Bryce!")
Straight People: A Spotter's Guide to the Fascinating World of Heterosexuals. Looky!
Nick Lachey doesn't miss Papa Joe Simpson.
Psychic Sylvia Browne told Amanda Berry's mom she'd died.
Two more states on the verge of marriage equality.
Boy Scouts of America officials to "vote their conscience" on gays.
Nintendo game allows same-sex marriage.
Macklemore: The str8 white rapper who wrote hip-hop's 1st gay anthem.