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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

LeMay: Complete Drag

Posted By on Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Kind of judgmental
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Where does one even begin in introducing oneself to what I can only assume will soon be a legion of adoring fans? That's not to say I don't have a legion already, but when you add to a legion, does it become legioner? More legion? Legionest?

Kind of judgmental
  • Kind of judgmental
Let's begin with the name, LeMay. Yes, it really is my name. It's my last name, but everyone knows nowadays that if you can't make it with just one name, you're screwed! No one can remember anything more, anyway, and when you're shouting in a noisy club or bar, you could easily introduce yourself as Albert Einstein and people would just nod and smile. When pronounced, everyone assumes it is in reference to the fabric, lamé. It's often misprinted that way, and then sadly misspelled without the accent, and we all know that without the accent ... it's just lame!

At heart, I am a small business entrepreneur, designer, producer, director, actor, model, dancer, and provocateur. I've been in 'the scene' for close to 17 years and know just about everyone. The Tuck of the Town is going to be about what's happening in the SF drag scene, and amusing anecdotes about drag in general. So just consider me a cross between Sam Malone and Sylvia Fowler (although the "official" story on my website is that I am the illegitimate love child of Bob Saget and Fran Drescher), and I will freely (or for a small fee) dispense the latest happenings and goings-on of all our local fauxlebrities...

... starting with my review of the Trannyshack Star Search Pageant that took place at DNA January 21st. I was fortunate enough to be one of the judges, and I had a perfect birds-eye view of everything.

Peaches and LeMay - EMI STANLEY
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  • Peaches and LeMay

The hostesses, Heklina and Peaches Christ, were hilarious as always, and the step-down number from last years winner, Miss Rahni, just might have been the best performance of the evening.

The contestants ... well ... let's just say they competed. There were moments of beauty and sparkle, and the audience favorite, Rotisserie Ethnicity Jackson Houston Ross, took home the title (okay, see what I mean about the names ... I'm not even sure I got them in the right order). It's not that her performance wasn't without flaw, but she really embodied the essence of old school Trannyshack: a bit of glamour, a bit of rawness, a bit of dancing, and a bit of calamity. And if anyone knows anything about calamity, I think passing out after the show in full makeup and hair, gripping a vomit bucket, would qualify me for the job. (Okay it was really a vintage Pyrex bowl, but that doesn't give you too much street cred.)...Good times!

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