LA RUE STROKIN' OFF!
No, not RUE PAUL! Dame Danny La Rue! The groundbreaking UK drag legend has suffered a stroke and will retire, The Pink Paper reports.
Larue had one of the most spectacular wardrobes in drag history, especially since his era of greatest popularity was the 1960's, so the wigs were high and the lashes long. I got to see him in the early '90's with another UK drag legend Leigh Bowery, who took me to see his insane music hall style revue over spotted dick (the dessert) in East London. His blue-haired fans and I loved it when he told that ancient joke about, oh here goes my ripping off her off disguised as a tribute...
Two guys are on the beach and one asks the other how to attract more girls.
His friend says put a few potatoes in your speedos and the girls will come running.
He puts in the taters but it has the opposite effect and girls run screaming and holding their noses, so he goes back to his friend and asks what he did wrong.
His friend says "Next time, put the potatoes in the front of your swimsuit." Wah wah! Here's to you, Lady La Rue!