Heklina herself read for the "drag Liza Minelli" role. She donned a
1970s-era Minelli get-up to recite lines for a scene in which a show at
the Castro Theatre turns into a drag-stampede, resulting in multiple queens being rushed to the hospital with injuries. The horror, the horror!
Heklina isn't sure if she got the part or not, but she did score one
role. She says she was told to pencil in the episode's filming dates of
September 1-4 to serve as the "technical advisor" for all things
What exactly does the "technical advisor" do? "I think they want to be
sensitive to the needs of the drag queens on the show," Heklina says.
"And maybe say, 'This is what would really happen,' or 'This doesn't
So, Heklina, what would a proper drag queen would do if she was caught in a stampede? "Probably try to protect her wig and her shoes. She would probably wait for everyone else to run past her. Have one of her assistants carry her over the crowd."
And that's why Heklina will be making the big bucks.