I Heart Pop Culture Tuesdays.
{Drag Queens and Divas.}

Tuesday, May 11, 2010



This is a post I have been meaning to write forever. You see, I have a confession to make... I am quite convinced that a gay man lives inside me. It's true. My sister always tells me I'm a gay man in a woman's body. I won't attempt to try and tell you what she means by that statement, but I have a few guesses. If you really want to know, you'll just have to ask her. For the sake of the blog, let's just put it this way... If the gay (flamboyant) male persuasion usually likes something, it's a safe bet to assume I'm right there with them.

"I'm coming out... I want the world to know, got to let it show. "

So, when I was invited to attend Frank Marino's Divas a few months back, you better believe I was in. I even dragged Jenner along for the sequined ride. Needless to say, the show had me dancing in my seat with my arm around the older gay gentleman seated next to me. That man and I laughed and cried together and, at one point, had runaway feathers all over us. My favorite part of the night was when my new friend would turn to me and exclaim, "My God, that looks just like Liza!" And you know what? It did.

Frank Marino brought all the divas to us. Madonna. Gaga. Beyonce. Cher. Dolly. Diana. Tina. You name it, she was there. Ooooh, girl, and the crowd. There was a young woman in her early twenties crying with excitement to see the Brittney impersonator (and for the record, he killed it... he also was blowing kisses at my boyfriend which only made me slightly nervous because he was so damned sexy as Ms. Spears). Oh, and the older ladies seated in front of me? I'm still convinced they really believed that was Tina Turner.

The next time you're in Vegas, you have to see this show. If you're anything like me, you'll turn to your boyfriend and excitedly shout, "Who knew I loved Cher this much?!" What can I say? I heart drag queens, the historians of pop culture. Oh, and the ballad at the end, "What Makes a Man a Man?" Heartfelt and incredibly touching. My new friend and I were crying our eyes out.

There you have it. Long live the queen.

17 comments:

  1. We need to see this with Tweeka Monroe, perhaps he'll consider and occupational switch!

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  2. Omg I love this post! Too funny...I can totally picture you bonding with your seat neighbor! Love it.

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  3. OMG. I had a similar experience at a drag show. When one of the performers busted out "If I Could Turn Back Time" I lost it! I am so coming to Vegas and we are going to be friends and see this show, k?

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  4. hahahaha ammmazing. I think a gay man lives inside of me too!!! No wonder we get along so well.

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