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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hunky Jesus Day: Some Thing Good, Some Thing Bad, and Something Sunny

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 7:30 AM

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As we all know, this past weekend S.F. celebrated Easter and Passout, uh, Passover, as only it could -- with hip-hop high bunnies and bulging baskets. Sounds just about right, right?

Friday night, I headed out with MuthaChucka and her troupe to SOME THING GOOD, a weekly performance show at The Stud, hosted by Vivvvyanne Forevermore and Glamamore. (There is nothing quite like the sight of eight pink and black drag queens piling into and spilling out of two HOmobiles.)

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At SOME THING, there are shows at 11 and 12, with the 11 o'clock show at 11:30 and the 12 o'clock show at 12:30. You know, like a regular drag show. This week's show was a sort of Easter theme and Trannyshack Reno send-off party. Now far be it from me to ever compliment another drag queen, but what I really enjoy about this evening is, truly, Vivvvy (yes, three Vs). Even in her strangely erotic doped-up bunny gear, she has a great natural way with the crowd and her hosting style is very inclusive, witty, and (dare I say) natural. It is almost as if herm is talking to you directly, something all good host/esses should be adept at.

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Between shim and Gram-ma-more, they manage to wrangle an amazing mélange of performers, some novices and some well seasoned (and the later it gets in the evening, the more seasoned they become). One standout performance was Diamanda Callous with her hilarious rendition of Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" delivered while dressed as a blonde crucified Jesus. YES!! Sacrilege!!
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I would be remiss if I didn't mention another great thing about SOME THING: The DJs are always spot-on (resident DJ down-E and guest Bearzbub) and there is a craft table run by Hot-Gloo (Evan Bee). This week's project was wheatgrass grown in an eggshell. Mmm, yum!! (Hippies!)


Thennnnn, after five hours of sleep, on Saturday morning, it was the Trannyshack Reno 2011 sendoff from Retro Fit. I arrived early enough to grab some coffee, wake up, and clear some space in my shop (did I mention I own Retro Fit?) for the onslaught that was about to take place. For roughly one hour, that block of Valencia swarmed with up to 200 revelers; about 120 actually going and tons of people sending them off and taking pictures. Seriously, it's rather cute to see the guys at Freewheel get all squeamish having to squeeze by 50 drunk drag queens to get to work.

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And on Sunday, I rose from the dead. And I said, "I came back for this shit?" After a wonderful two days out in the city, and enjoying a nice quiet evening at home (considering most of the trannies were out of town), how dismal to wake up to a gloomy and wet Sunday morning. First thoughts -- "I came back for this shit?" (It's called continuity, people.) And then my thoughts turned to The Sisters' Easter celebration in Dolores Park. Luckily for them, I spoke to the big guy upstairs and said, "Come on dad, are you kidding me?" We had a good chuckle and he blew the clouds away. Within hours, the dewy morning turned into a beautiful sunny afternoon.
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The Hostesses, Mutha Chuka and La Monistat, did a great job and were sainted for their endeavors. (I didn't know you could buy one of those with sexual favors and weed. KIDDING.) The day, however, could not have gone without some small drama; I guess some people were unhappy with the choice of winner for the Imitation of Me Contest (otherwise known as the Hunky Jesus Contest). The lowest common denominator of beauty over brains will always want to take precedence, but luckily this year, humor trumped muscles. There is a god after all.
Jesus Fucking Christ. - MARC HUESTIS
  • Marc Huestis
  • Jesus Fucking Christ.

Until next time ...

LeMay

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