Posts tagged RuPaul's Drag Race
The ideas for Drag Race came from my experience in the business,” says Ru. “All the challenges came from everything I’ve done, which is radio, producing myself, marketing myself, dissecting what it is that could take me from below 14th Street to mainstream Betty-and-Joe Beercan. And we also wanted to celebrate drag as an art form, which during the post-9/11 era had really gone back underground. When a culture is engulfed in this hostile fear, gender identity issues really have to go underground because people don’t have time for it and it fuels their fear. But everything is cyclical and I could sense that it was time again. So, celebrating drag. Also with my own legacy, to bring these young kids through me to build a platform for them to become stars. Because truth, I was the only bitch in the game for 20 years at this level. So now, my girls rule the world! Apparently all the girls round the country hate my girls because the only way to get a booking is if you’re alumni from RuPaul’s Drag Race! Hahaha!
Cady Heron: Pandora Boxxx
Regina George: Raja
Gretchen Weiners: Manila Luzon
Karen Smith: Kenya Michaels
Ms. Norbert: RuPaul
Janice Ian: Sharon Needles
Regina’s Mom: Chad Michaels
(idk who should take the male roles. although I can see Margaret Cho doing Coach Carr)
These would also be my picks (along with my personal favorites Ongina, Jujubee, and Latrice Royale) for all-drag productions of the following:
- The Women
- Steel Magnolias
- Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown
- Little Darlings
- 12 Angry Men
Thank you, and good night.
Jesus is a biscuit! Let Him sop you up!
Market Days (tomorrow)!
I am sad to be missing her, as I’ll be at a baby shower in the ‘burbs. Have fun!