13 posts categorized "JINKX MONSOON"
Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales are back with The Vaudevillians II: Bringing Up Baby, a drag show that continues their tradition of mining the past to make fun of the present. The twist this time is that Jinkx's character is preggers, but don't expect me to give away the third trimester of the show—you'll have to check that out yourself.
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Barely made it to the second sold-out show of Return to Gray Gardens, the one-night-only presentation by Peaches Christ (fresh, arguably, from San Francisco) that spoofed the classique Grey Gardens (1975).
Christ came through with a stellar case, including Thomas Dekker (Heroes, All About Evil), Mink Stole of John Waters infamy and NYC's own Bob the Drag Queen, attempting Onassis realness. Two hunks were on hand to play the Maysles Brothers, who directed the original. (One was doing double-duty as choreographer, werk.)
Jinkx Monsoon, as Little Edie from the film, was the obvious highlight, but you know that if you saw her Snatch Game appearance on RuPaul's Drag Race, which the bitch won in a walk.
Hugh Jackman helps Michael Fassbender & James McAvoy achieve fan friction.
Man and transgender woman on trial in Uganda for homosexual acts.
Marijuana vending machines, eh.
Our Gang and Laurel & Hardy actress Jackie Lynn Taylor dies at 88.
I've been remiss: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. died May 2 at 95.
Sally Field vs. Julia Roberts in filthy Celebrity Curse-Off.
Supreme Court losing fans faster than an audited Twitter account.
Babies with eyebrows is a good idea:
Class assignment: Argue whether the Holocaust was or wasn't real.
Idiotic Johnny Weir and his crook husband reconcile. Yay?
RHOA's Porsha Williams apologizes for explicitly anti-gay sermon.
Maybe she would've been a good match for a dictator's son.
Jinkx Monsoon's The Inevitable Album is out at Out.
Michael Musto's letter to Michael Alig is killer.
HE BANGS: Ricky Martin papped in his undies.
Mankini overboard! (Photo by @jimshi809)
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...
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.
Check out Judy's book Full Frontal Tenudity.