Well, this is cathartic. During the annual Gay Pride parade in Seattle, a drag queen who goes by the name of Mama Tits confronted a pack of garden-variety Bible thumpers telling the gays to repent. Ms. Tits called them on their shit while conducting herself in a manner far more "Christian" than they were.
Gay men are the people you want judging your child beauty pageant. There's a dramatically lessened chance they'll be there for pedo reasons, they are more likely to simultaneously care about and find the humor in the charade of pageantry and since child-having is at least more complicated for them, if it's an option at all, they're often less precious about kids and happy to talk shit about them. That was my experience, at least, and last night's episode of Toddlers & Tiaras brought everything I'm talking about way over the top. A panel of celebrity-impersonating drag queens judged the little girls who are drag queens in their own right. As the pageant director explained, "These judges work in the entertainment industry, and know change and glitz better than any other competitor." Haaay.
Last night on Jeopardy!'s Tournament of Champions, a giddy Alex Trebek dressed up in Metropolitan Opera costumes for a trippy category on "Operatic Costumes." Now that we have seen America's most robotic game show host vamping in a Le Comte Ory nun costume, are we ready for the gender-bending Rapture? [Jeopardy, Esquire, @ZWoolfe]
Drag is all about the art of the illusion, and last night Drag U professor Pandora Boxx taught her student how to use household items to create a smaller waist. In this clip, watch Boxx display how the "ghetto corset."
People exaggerate on the Internet. Please know that I'm not exaggerating now when I say that this video—of a drag queen lip-syncing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You"—is one of the scariest things I've ever witnessed.
Tyler Perry is known for dressing in drag in a lot of his movies with his character Madea—but last fall, Regis did the same. Perry's reaction? "We should go on the road together!"
A Filipino drag queen has reached immediate, world-wide fame after producing 100% convincing horse-noises on Phillipines Got Talent. Watch for the commentary at the end, mainly in Tagalog, which proves that this terrifying talent breaks all language barriers.
On last night's show RuPaul challenged the contestants to make over a drag "mother" to perform with. Once they are alone though, these ladies show a certain lack of respect for their elders.
On last night's episode of America's favorite gay infomercial, Ru and the gang were talkin' about books. Raggedy paper things that contain words that aren't "ooh girl" or "mama, yes." Unless they're written by a drag queen!