February 29, 2012




I haven't seen every GOP candidate's primary speeches. But Mitt Romney's acceptance speech tonight was the first I've seen in which a black person was in the background. You know they choose the background very carefully so I take this as a sign that Mitt is now the presumed republican nominee. Otherwise, he'd be too busy lining up working class white folks behind him. Now that he's leading, he can stop only pandering to the racist, white republican base and acknowledge that as the presumed nominee, he'll need to court the black vote. Especially against a half-black opponent. Sometimes I'm critical of Obama. He doesn't go as far left as I'd like. But his policies, if he'd carry them through with the vigor of a leader or if he really believed in them, aren't complete nonsense like Mitt's. Romney has now been coached and is a lot more likable. They've analyzed his flaws and clearly determined that he must be more folksy. Buoyed by his win, he even threw in a little humor and SEEMED human. However, no amount of charm can disguise the gibberish he's spouting. He wants smaller government and more jobs. When did this combo ever create jobs? In Bush's two terms, which sunk us into the hole? While dissatisfied with Obama and the slow economic recovery, could America really be so ignorant that they'd forget that Mitt's are the policies that killed jobs? Or that Romney's job was consulting with firms on how to downsize the number of their employees? Or that when he was governor of Massachusetts, the state was 47 out of 50 in job creation?

February 28, 2012


HAHA! My sentiments exactly! I can not understand why people obsess over a rigged contest. Don't they have sense enough to know a good movie for themselves? They want to agree with the outcome, argue with the outcome--it's like sports fans and umpires. Ingmar has the right idea.




February 27, 2012



DEMANDPROGRESS: Indefinite detention is about to become the law, and we're teaming up with Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, RevolutionTruth and others to try to reverse it.

Will you click here to show your support as we seek a restraining order to block the implementation of the NDAA?

On January 1, 2011, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA).

The National Defense Authorization Act is a bill passed into law each year. It allows the government to continue funding national security interests and the military for the next fiscal year. This year's bill, however, was different.

The 2012 NDAA greatly expands the power and scope of the federal government to fight the so-called "War on Terror". The law authorizes the US military, for the first time in more than 200 years, to carry out domestic policing.

You can click here to support our lawsuit to block its implementation. The indefinite detention provisions are set to take effect THIS WEEK. (You'll also be generating emails to your lawmakers asking them to overturn this law.)

The language of this law is dangerously vague. It grants dictatorial powers to the federal government to arrest any American citizen without warrant and indefinitely detain them for life anywhere in the world without any charge.

Suspects can be shipped by the military to our offshore prisons and kept there until "the end of hostilities". It is a catastrophic blow to civil liberties.

In a nation where the definition of "terrorist" seems to be ever-expanding, and where a series of laws passed since 9/11 have severely undermined Constitutional protections, the NDAA has gone too far.

It is time to unite and stand up to this assault on our fundamental rights and freedoms.

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The Top 40 disease is now officially an epidemic. Youth are particularly prone to this ailment which robs you of your ability to hear good music you don't know and evaluate whether or not you like something you haven't heard because all your stupid @ss can do on a dance floor is recreate choreography from music videos in between tweets. PITIFUL!




This is how it's done! How ridiculous to think that we're spreading democracy n the middle east when our own democracy is in this pathetic of a shambles.


(artwork by Jason Mecier)

By now, we're all aware of the death of Whitney Houston, the superstar especially beloved by us gays. And while the cause of death isn't known, we're hearing that Xanax and alcohol were involved. As tragic as losing such a talent is, we don't need all of the details to know that there's an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in this country. One wonders why any doctor would prescribe anything addictive to a proven drug addict like Whitney. But if you have enough money, you can find a doctor who will literally put you to sleep forever--as in the case of Michel Jackson. Anna Nicole Smith, Brittany Murphy and Heath Ledger are other recent high profile victims who overdosed on legal drugs.

But one needn't be a celebrity to be part of this nationwide epidemic of pill abuse. Kids now party with pills--it's a fact. There's a perception that since these medications aren't sniffed or injected, that they are safer. But some painkillers are just as addictive as heroin and even require a methadone-like program to kick. Eminem featured a Vicodin tablet on one of his albums before admitting to his own addiction. These drugs are a growing part of our culture and deaths and hospitalizations from overdoses have jumped dramatically. SAMHSA reports that opioid painkiller abuse is up 400% in the last decade. Pain killers are right behind marijuana now as what we get high on. In 1998, Newseek reported that we are more likely to die from prescription drug abuse than we are from AIDS or street drugs.

I was particularly concerned by Whitney's death because I take Xanax to help me sleep or relax enough to fall sleep. I don't take them with alcohol and I obviously don't take baths as she did. But a friend had given me several pills and I took two when I desperately needed a good night's sleep before a big gig that I'd flown to a different time zone to do the next day. I didn't want to risk bolting up in the middle of the night with jet lag and to be crabby with no sleep at my gig. A pharmacist friend later asked me what the pills looked like. I just assumed that Xanax was Xanax and gave no thought to the milligrams. But it seems that I took such a strong dose that I might have never woken up from my nap. When friends give each other drugs or we buy them from the street, they don't usually give the info that a doctor should on dosage or drug interaction precautions. I also had no idea that grapefruit juice, of all things, intensifies the effect of benzos like Xanax and Valium.

Another issue we've become aware of is Ambien black-outs. A friend of mine popped one after a night on the town and woke up chanting "French fries, french fries" like a zombie. She drove herself in her sleep to the nearest burger joint, pigged out in her sleep and then crashed her car on the way home. Since then, I've seen similar situations reported on the news and seen security cam footage of people in Ambien stupors cooking in their sleep--running all kinds of fire and burn risks. Not to mention that if you're that messed up, what's to prevent you from forgetting the Ambien you've already taken and gobble a few more? With booze, this could be fatal.

But we don't hear too much about our growing drug problem on the news. Why not? Because our news wants pharmaceutical companies' ad dollars so they soft-pedal the damage. We've all laughed at the ridiculously long lists of dangerous side effects in the commercials for some drugs. Growing up, I don't even remember ads for prescription drugs. Your doctor prescribed them if you needed them--there weren't ads to convince the patients to diagnose themselves. Don't get me wrong--I have no problem with physicians taking advantage of medical breakthroughs and prescribing new, helpful drugs. The older I get, the more I rely on Viagra. I mean for my dates--I'm a bottom! But have you seen the antacid commercial where a chubby guy looks longingly into a pizza joint? He can't eat pizza without getting an upset stomach. Then he discovers some acid reducer and by the end of the ad, he's oinking pizza and beer with a bunch of friends! That's the wrong message--to eat unhealthy foods and take a pill to correct your mistake. The right message is not to eat foods which upset your stomach in the first place.

A few years ago I was put on the anti-depressant Lexapro to treat anxiety. Almost everyone I knew was on some kind of happy pill, so I gave it a shot and it seemed to work for a couple of years. But before flying to LA for two weeks to shoot Drag U, I mistakenly packed an almost empty bottle and left the full bottle at home. So there I was in Culver City, munching a tiny crumble off of the 4 pills I did pack to make them last for two weeks. It was my first experience with reality TV and I was terrified of having an attack of nerves and really melting down on the set. When I returned home, I asked my doctor about it because my online research had indicated that you need to wean yourself off of Lexapro and similar anti-depressants with a doctor's supervision. My doctor said I had effectively weaned myself off of it in those two weeks and I decided to stay off of that med. While it may have reduced my anxiety, the side effects were weight gain, sleeplessness and diminished sex drive. I thought hell, I'm fatter than ever, bitter from lack of sleep and even if somebody wanted to fuck my fat ass I wouldn't even want them! Did I forget to mention that Lexapro, the anti-depressant, can also bring about suicidal tendencies in a few people? No anxiety whatsoever if you're dead!

Sorry to blab on about myself, but I'm not a health care professional or researcher. However, I can draw conclusions from my own experiences. While I've been overweight since my twenties, I've alway had perfect, textbook blood pressure. Recently it zoomed up and my doctor suggested Enalipril to lower it. I asked him what people would have done to lower their pressure before Enalipril was invented. "Diet and exercise" was his reply. I told him I'd like to try that and he convinced me to take a small dosage in conjunction with my accelerated fitness regime. My blood pressure is back to textbook. In this case, a pill worked. But doctors get financial kickbacks from prescribing these pills so they can be prone to overprescribing.

Sorry if I'm a conspiracy theorist, but drug companies have proven again and again that they place profits over our safety. Vioxx, anyone? I can actually imagine a meeting in which heads of Pfizer sit around jealous of street dealers and conclude: people want to get high and we want a piece of the action. But our shit will be legal! We'll call the heroin Oxycodone. And we'll call our speed Adderall--which for some spooky reason is only legal in the US and Candada...

Obama met with big pharmaceutical companies behind closed doors at the White House before he dared to craft his health care reform stance--presumably to assure the companies that whatever he did, it wouldn't slash their profits much so that they'd still donate to his reelection campaign. With so many of us living on prescription drugs, the wealthy manufacturers of these pills have enormous political clout. And Obama recently appointed Michael Taylor, Monsanto's former VP as the senior advisor to the Food And Drug Administration's commissioner. Talk about the fox watching the henhouse! Taylor was in charge of FDA policy when genetically modified organisms (GMOS) were approved into the US food supply without any safety tests. He's now in charge of America's food safety! Who needs conspiracy theories when the facts are in front of our faces? Actually, they're inside our faces and we're chewing these mutations daily even though we don't know what the fuck they are. Corn genes grafted with firefly genes, for example? Could you possibly imagine that the FDA is any less corrupt with it's drug policies? 50% of Americans take one prescription drug per day and they are expensive. That's just too big of a profit for corrupt lobbyists and politicians to ignore.

Again, I have no problem with advances in medications which help us if we truly need them. But when our politicians are appointing crooks to oversee drug pushers and the effect is record deaths and hospitalizations from these drugs, this is an alarming trend that we need to be more aware of. I'm very sad that it took the silencing of Whitney's thrilling voice to begin that conversation. But let her untimely death spotlight this growing threat and perhaps reduce it.

February 26, 2012



I wonder why Michelle Obama didn't concern herself with genetically modified foods in her healthier eating platform? Maybe because her crook husband was busy appointing a former Monsanto big-wig to a top position in the FDA--which regulates our food and drugs? I wonder if they serve that sh(t to their own kids? They certainly promote it to everyone else's.

GMO Film Project Sizzler from Compeller Pictures on Vimeo.

FROM gmofilm.com/:

Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Massive agro-chemical companies like Monsanto (Agent Orange) and Dow (Napalm) are feeding us genetically-modified food, GMO’s, that have never been fully tested and aren't labeled. This small handful of corporations are tightening their grip on the world’s food supply—buying, modifying, and patenting seeds to ensure total control over everything we eat.

The GMO Film Project (Untitled) tells the story of a father’s discovery of GMO’s through the symbolic act of poor Haitian farmers burning seeds in defiance of Monsanto’s gift of 475 tons of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds to Haiti shortly after the devastating earthquake. After a journey to Haiti to learn why hungry farmers would burn seeds, the real awakening of what has happened to our food, what we are feeding our families, and what is at stake for the global food supply unfolds in a trip across the United States in search of answers.

Are we at a tipping point? Is it time to take back our food? The encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental risks, seed take over, chemical toxins, and food monopoly meets with the light of a growing resistance of organic farmers, concerned citizens, and a burgeoning movement to take back what we have lost.

We still have time to heal the planet, feed the world, and live sustainably. But we have to start now.


Obama has proposed a revamp of the corporate tax code. He wants to reduce the corporate tax rate from 35%-28%. How odd! That's the exact reduction that Mitt Romney proposed! Admittedly, economics are not my strong suit. But the majority of Americans in both parties want to see corporations pay more taxes! So how on earth would a democratic president wind up with the same numbers as a GOP candidate? And while everyone is supposedly concerned about the budget deficit, why are both of these plans "revenue neutral"--a sugar-coated way of saying that neither plan raises any money to combat the deficit? We need to raise revenue and most of us agree that corporations need to pay their fare share, not be rewarded with tax cuts. So why on earth would Obama suggest lowering corporate taxes when they need to be raised? Obama's plan does do away with some loopholes which enable corporations to get away with paying nothing--that's a good thing. But why not increase them? Because a) this plan would appeal to the GOP, which isn't O's party yet he constantly cow-tows to them and b) because his crooked hand is out to corporations to assure them that they'll continue to get away with murder if they contribute to his reelection campaign. So that he can keep on screwing us in his second term.

Romney's even worse proposed cuts make up for the loss of revenue by cutting social security and medicaid. Obama's plan makes up for the loss of revenue by sticking it the corporations in some small ways. But both plans are doing the opposite of what we need and what we want: MAKE CORPORATIONS AND THE RICH PAY THEIR F#CKING SHARE! WE NEED MORE REVENUE--THEY'VE GOT IT! PAGING ROBIN HOOD! The rest of us are hurting and Obama has clearly learned nothing from the Occupy Wall Street movement and has no plans to represent his impoverished citizens. People get angry when I call Obama a republican or republican lite. So how about a corporate democrat? Of course I'll vote for Obama over any republican. But when our only 2 choices will lick corporate butt over the needs of a hard-hit, broken-down electorate which are experiencing such tough times because the corporations and the rich have already been rimmed so deeply and so often by Obama and other democrats--how do we even have a 2-party system if the policies of both parties are so similar? The bottom line is: WHY SHOULD YOU SUPPORT SOMEONE WHO CLEARLY DOES NOT SUPPORT YOU?

February 25, 2012


FINAL 5 SHOWS OF THAT AIN'T NO LADY! at LA ESCUELITA! It's every Tuesday at 8PM for the next 5 weeks, after which I leave town for a month so the show must end. It's the 1st one-wo-man show I've done in 10 years and it will be a while until the next one--if I live for 10 more years. The show's gotten some great reviews and is cheap like my humor ($14.98)! So ya got 5 more chances to check it out. MORE INFO/TICKETS: BROWNPAPERTICKETS

The raunchy, demented drag diva of Wigstock fame presents her first full-length one wo-man show in almost a decade at the popular latin nightspot La Escuelita every. Fast-paced and action-packed with glitzy costumes and Bunny's trademark gravity-defying bouffant wig, THAT AIN'T NO LADY! is a cabaret designed for a night club crowd--no lengthy monologues or sappy show tunes here. For mature audiences who enjoy irreverent humor! Since there are a lot of pop music parodies, this show is especially well-suited to audiences who have some familiarity with pop music so that they'll know the original versions which are being parodied.

Though she just finished her second season of RUPAUL'S DRAG U on LOGO as the Dean Of Drag giving contestants "Lady Lessons", Bunny's deliciously bawdy brand humor is far from ladylike. Bunny re-works pop songs into hysterical parodies, using recent smashes like Ke$ha's TIK TOK (which Bunny transforms into BIG COCK) to classics like ALL THAT JIZZ. No musical genre is sacred so expect to hear from everyone from Katy Perry to Taio Cruz to Britney and Whitney. Sprinkle in zany Laugh-In style joke routines for added politically incorrect fun.

The wacky blonde will also re-create some of her hit youtube videos, including her rap debut with a parody of Like A G6--the ode to uncircumcised men entitled Like A Cheese Stick, which was featured on Perez Hilton and Dlisted. Finally, a tribute to recently departed musical giant Amy Winehouse. And just wait until you get a load of Bunny as the monstrous "Scare" in a wicked spoof of Cher in BURLESQUE.

With a ticket price of $14.98 that's as cheap as her humor and a recession-friendly 1 drink minimum, THAT AIN'T NO LADY provides over an hour of laughs for a decidedly affordable price. However, since Bunny's singing has been known to drive audiences to drink, there is a strictly-enforced 25 drink maximum. And this show re-introduces a quintessentially NYC venue with a great stage and atmosphere while bringing some much-needed trash back to the increasingly Disney-fied Times Square area.



February 24, 2012



TONIGHT: ROCKIT AT XL! With Corey Craig and em spinning and Derrick Barry performing as Britney Spears--he actually sings live and sounds just like her! But dances a lot better!



How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up like every two hours?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change?
They're going to see you naked anyway...

Why is 'bra' singular and 'panties' plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's
face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

Why, Why, Why?
do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough money?

What does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why do they use sterilized needles
for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses
are not on sale?

Why do they put an expiration date on sour cream?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a thread a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the
vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?

And my FAVORITE.........

The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.



February 23, 2012







Ever wonder why these huge corporations have so much $ that they can buy our elections? It's because we pay them everyday. We don't usually know what their political affiliations are. But every day, through our phone companies, groceries, clothing, cable companies, etc, we are enabling companies which are often our enemies to amass huge fortunes which they use to battle us. A perfect example: Marriott is largely owned by Mormons. If you'll recall, Mormon $ and the ads it bought were largely responsible for defeating the gay marriage bill Prop 8 in CA. Yet gay clubs which book me will often put me up in a Marriott. I wish there was a website which detailed who gave how much to what cause. Otherwise, we are literally buying the guns for our enemies to shoot us with. Here's an example of Urban Outfitters' founder and chairman giving $ to gay-hating Rick Santorum. He'd have less $ to give Santorum if we weren't shopping there. And this goes so much further than gay issues. Look at the big banks which screw us with foreclosures, yet we all bank with them and fund their efforts. Do you think they give money to politicians who want to regulate their unfair practices in the people's interests? Of course not! We have to stop arming our enemies or kiss our rights/financial health and even physical health (Monsanto) goodbye.

Urban Outfitters loves spreading Santorum

Richard Hayne, the man who dresses thousands of college students.

Corporations are in the business of making money, which means their styles may not be as authentically hip as they would have you believe, yadda yadda yadda, you know this drill. Hipster Walmart Urban Outfitters has been particularly stonewashed with controversy all year: accusations of stealing Etsy artisans’ work, getting busted jacking up prices for simple art, perpetuating the idea that a $70 T shirt is acceptable, among others. Now the company’s co-founder and chairman Richard Hayne is taking heat from Jezebel for giving donations to everyone’s favorite Google bomb, Rick Santorum, causing Miley Cyrus to tweet: ”every time you give them money you help finance a campaign against gay equality.” We don’t get political here at Brokelyn, but we just think you should know where your money is going. It’s not to keep these shirts on the shelves, fyi.




How the music industry works part 25

Before she was introduced to Clive Davis,
CBS Records were interested in signing
a 17 year-old Whitney Houston.

She performed for two of their most
senior execs. They declined to sign her.
The exact verdict?

"Pretty girl. Can't sing."

February 22, 2012


If they're in the military....


I love this mega-talent: Miss Melba Moore! She chats about Whitney, vocals and her upcoming projects.


Samuel Cole Stomped On Woman's Breast Implant, Causing It To Explode, Cops Say

JEZEBEL: What could possess anyone to beat another human being that severely is beyond me, but if Cole, once released, promises to throw temper tantrums every time the incident is brought up, in three years he could be invited to perform at the Grammy Awards.


Accused Murderer Says Barry White’s Voice and Olivia Newton-John’s Body Made Him Do It




February 21, 2012




I don't know how some people will take this, but these women aren't just being dumb. Some women like to be under a man's thumb. I'm sure that most women like to feel protected and safe with their men, but there is an element of domination and submission in sex that clearly these women haven't evolved away from. He is sexy, and they are prepared to take a hit from him and perhaps that even turns them on to a degree. In the gay community we call it S&M and it isn't criticized.




They are squads, and their product is death. The U.S. military calls them Special Forces. Others may see them as “death squads.”

We spend $10.5 billion per year on them, and they operate in dozens of countries. Which countries?

That's none of our business.

Tell Congress and the President that it IS our business, and that we want military funding cut and “special” forces placed under democratic control.

Special Forces operate outside of any declaration of war, authorization to use force, or standard of international or domestic law. They don't ask permission from us or our Congress.

Now, the head of U.S. Special Operations Command wants the authority to move troops into foreign nations without so much as asking the Pentagon brass. What could go wrong?

Blowback. Terrorism. Global animosity. Sabotage of diplomatic negotiations. Escalation of conflicts into wars. THAT could go wrong.


Funding for Special Forces is not cut in the White House budget proposal. Instead President Obama wants big new bases built for them in Afghanistan and in the United States.

Enough is enough. It’s time to scrutinize and cut funding for Special Forces.


February 19, 2012



My last day in San Francisco--the prettiest city in the US. Unlike so many cities in the US, San Fran definitely has it's own quirky character. (I was disturbed to see an American Apparel open up in the hippified Haight and my fav t-shirt shop (True) closed down but you can't stop the worldwide gentrification!) Beautiful, fun-loving people (with the best haircuts for some reason), incredible food and exquisite architecture everywhere. This has not been a pleasure trip but my job here has been fun. Today is my last day spinning at Bloomingdale's for MAC and Lady Bunion has to tip her wig-hat to retail people who work the floors with a smile every day in high heels! One thing I won't miss is this city's unpredictable cab situation. I bitch about NYC cabs but generally, they are there. With people desperately trying to get cabs on every corner you have to wonder WHY DOESN'T SF JUST GET MORE CABS IF THERE IS OBVIOUSLY A NEED FOR THEM? But it's the mystery of San Francisco that keeps me coming back!

February 17, 2012


'I thought I was being nice and helpful': Girl, 10, describes being 'fed semen-laced vanilla cookies by teacher' at scandal-hit school

Girl's allegations against Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles
Says already-accused Mark Berndt fed her vanilla cookies in classroom
School to reopen today with completely new set of staff after scandal
District facing $5.7m bill to replace staff and still pay former teachers




Meet Melissa Lee Williams. The West Virginia woman, 41, is facing assault and weapons charges after allegedly waving a knife at two men who declined her demands to engage in sexual conduct at a motor inn.

The October 22 incident is detailed in an amusing/gross Jackson County Sheriff’s Department report excerpted here.

According to investigators, Williams--who lives four doors down from her estranged husband at the 77 Motor Inn--showed up at his door and asked Danny Williams and another man to “eat my pussy.” At this point, Williams, pictured in the mug shot at right, “commenced to undress herself,” reported Deputy Ross Mellinger.

While Danny Williams “declined said invitation,” the other man, Adam Watson, told cops that he “agreed to perform at her request.” However, as Watson approached Williams, “he became overwhelmed by horrible vaginal odor emitting from Melissa Williams.” Watson, understandably, “declined to proceed any further.”

This is when Melissa Williams allegedly “produced a lock-back folding knife,” opened it, and pointed the weapon at her estranged husband. She then reportedly uttered a line never before memorialized in a police report: “Somebody is going to eat my pussy or I’m going to cut your fucking throat.”





I finally caught Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco last night. It's billed as the world's longest-running revue and it was still packing them in. It's basically a costume vehicle with fun costumes and amazing, huge wigs and headdresses. Many of the wigs bear Chris March's signature style of gigantic, so of course I loved that part. But the plot is a tired excuse for Snow White to find her prince. She goes looking and along the way meets everyone from Michele Bachmann to TIna Turner to Louis XIV. And the many talented singer/performers can't save this from the unbelievably corny humor. Every time Snow White is mentioned, they screw up her name. For some reason, the tourist-y audience giggled every time another character called her Snow Blow or Snow Plow. Get it? I don't! And one character asks her is she's looking for Mr. Goodbar and then proceeds to show her the "best bar". The curtain opens to reveal 4 hasidic jewish bartenders with Manischevitz bottles on top of their hats sing not Hava Nagila, but Have A Tequila. Get it? Me either! But the crowd did.

I guess it's a perfect show for people who are visiting from some place dull and want to see something wacky in San Fran. It is wacky--so wacky that it makes little sense. Why does Elvis sing in falsetto? Why does Bill Clinton wear a huge Elvis pompadour which is nothing like his own hair and makes him, like several other characters, unrecognizable? At one point, Michael Jackson pops out and the cast joins him in a short version of Thriller. Though the dancing wasn't too good and there was no joke involved, the older crowd cheered loudly at the end of this bit. So it almost seemed as if the show is a way to work in tons of costumes and relive pop culture moments from Madonna to an unrecognizable Justin Bieber to Leann Rimes. Very weak, but probably a good choice for your parents if they aren't very sophisticated.


February 16, 2012



February 15, 2012





I have no idea what "You can the crush in, but Imma call the lovin" means. But this is a cute video and the song has a nice old school vibe starring a real cutie who's an out gay rapper. And a cameo by Lumidee. So yo! Check it out, son.



ANY FELLOW CLUBBERS REMEMBER THIS HOTNESS? We used to RUN to the dance floor when this came on. I never knew if it was a man or woman. It's a woman and Facebook friend named Alexis P Suter and today's her birthday. Thanks for the music, honey!

February 14, 2012



HOT MESS SALUTES THE LATE, GREAT WHITNEY HOUSTON AT XL 9PM 2/15. Will it be cheesy? YES! Will it be gay? YETH! Will it be So Emotional? YES! It's a salute to Whitney Houston with our regular HOT MESS cast of Bianca Del Rio, Milan, Jiggly Caliente, Sugga Pie Koko, Skyla Versai and very special guests Janae Banks and Ebonee Excell giving you Whitney moments and magic for days! No inappropriate humor--just a straight tribute to a great diva who died too early. Come have a Whitney moment and re-live her finest triumphs with our fantastic cast. $10 for 8 divas. Please note: it's an early show from 9-11 and you don't want to miss our opening number in this gorgeous new venue!


I guess we don't care about death unless we feel a connection to who died. But death is death and just because someone doesn't have hit records doesn't make their lives any less valuable. And we do have a connection to the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans who've died--our tax dollars subsidize murder every time we go to war. Something to think about as we prepare for tax season.

February 13, 2012



I don't know if it's a combination of jet lag or just sentimental in my old age, but I am really taking Whitney's death hard. I made a living out of taunting her with a crapckpipe singing I WILL ALWAYS SMOKE YOU--no more than others. Maybe less than Wendy--certainly in a less mainstream forum. Drug jokes about Whitney and gay jokes about P. Diddy were really how she made a name for herself, aren't they? I was very suspicious when she sanitized herself for TV and became a little bit Oprah, a little bit Tyra and a little of the old Wendy. I'm not a fan ordinarily. But if this tearful urging to help people in need is what she's all about today, then I'm a big fan today.




Here is a reader's review of my one wo-man show at Escuelita Tuesdays at 8PM. I thought it was a scream. Another reader's review, who I don't think even came, was "Lord help us change this."

Lady Bunny, in her own words is an "aging sick and twisted retarded drag horny fat queen!" It's also hysterically raunchy and so much wrong guilty fun! Camptastic corn and dildos take flight! Go, Go, Go! Before they have to wheel her back into her padded cell (cheap rent!) at the police station. This superfreak's flag has flown the coop of her twisted fart-filled brain! At times you'll be screeching laughter, and feel somehow wrong for the putrid pomp of her perversity. $15 tix are even cheaper than her w one drink minimum (something she can never hold back on!) 2/4/1 after show, so get down and dirty (she works the mens room for extra loose change during intermission) w that old laughing singing and dancing hag, the irrepressably demented LADY BUNNY!



There haven't been this many real songs on iTunes top 100 singles for years! Between Whitney's catalogue and Adele purchases--because I guess some people don't buy a good song until some fool gives it an award?--songwriting has actually eclipsed garbage like the hideous Rack City for once. Underrated Janelle Monae is even featured on the #3 song, We Are Young. I don't like it, but I love her. And why oh why is Glee covering Sexy And I Know It and who would prefer their version to LMFAO's? At least Glee used to pull out fun old stuff. Now they butcher current chart hits? Oh well, this started as an attempt to be positive. Congrats to Whitney, Adele and Janelle!

Two interesting Whitney summations:

Interesting look back at Whitney;s career from the Guardian: "But it was when The Bodyguard (1992) became a monster film hit and the theme song "I Will Always Love You" was so ubiquitous, that I decided to see Houston perform in person. It was at Radio City Hall, New York in 1992 or 1993. She had a band, and she had a stool. There were no dancers, no gimmicks, just that voice. When Houston hit the climax of "I Will Always Love You", there was not a dry eye in the building, mine included."


Whitney Houston: squandered talent of a record-breaking singer who had it all

Born into something approaching soul music royalty, Whitney Houston had a dazzling voice and a troubled personal life




February 12, 2012





My dear friend Xavier is performing at Joe's Pub in his first big solo show. You may remember his vocals from a cover of George Benson's Give Me The Night a few years ago which was a decent-sized club hit--it mixed a little bit of Madonna's Into The Groove in it. But he sent out a Valentine's Day cover of Anita Baker's Angel. It's lovely and Ms. Baker heard it and tweeted about how it brought her to tears. Not sure what to expect at Joe's Pub, but I'll be there to check out his set. At Joe's Pub with special guests Monday night:




Obama just appointed this high ranking Monsanto guy as the second highest ranking official in the FDA. And their priority? According to this report, they are conducting an ARMED STING OF AMISH ORGANIC MILK FARMERS--FOR A YEAR! That small amount of milk must really be cutting into some bio-engineered milk producers profits. Meanwhile, here's what else the FDA's been up to: approving artificial sweeteners which the FDA does not require that you even list on the label. Wow! It's that "healthy" that you don't even have to admit that it's in your food? Sounds kind of like the donations to American candidates that even foreign corporations can make to influence our elections without ever disclosing that they've donated or the amount. Good looking out, Obama! What a wonderful advocate for dangerous chemicals you've appointed to protect our foods. I hope Monsanto gave you a great big check so that you can gt re-elected and continue to screw us. "In a seemingly related story, the FDA has approved a new chemical sweetener produced by Monsanto and has reportedly waved all requirements for product labeling. In other words, this new chemical—which some natural foods advocates say has toxicity properties—can be put in foods you buy, even organics, and the label does not have to inform you of it. One California local activist says,

Aspartame can step aside. There’s a new sweetener in town and it isn’t saddled with the inconvenience of having to be listed on labels, so it can be sneaked into any prepared food, even USDA so-called Organic. So sayeth the FDA. Neotame is a Monsanto-created chemical similar to Aspartame, including its neurotoxic properties.

Neotame is now being marketed as Sweetos for use in cattle feed. Molasses has been utlized to get cows to eat foods made unpalatable by chemical additives. Neotame is both less costly than molasses and subject to fewer regulations. How do you like that? A natural food is more stringently regulated than a known-poisonous chemical that’s put into food.

The reach of Neotame is likely to be extensive. They’re planning to replace other artificial sweeteners with it. A major seller of artificial sweeteners, which goes by the misleading name of Ensigns Health Care Pvt Ltd, intends to use it in place of sucralose." MORE:


February 11, 2012


Didn't she almost have it all? A thrilling voice, a stunning beauty, a natural elegance and even acting ability. Just one of those talents is enough for many. So sad that Whitney's demons got the best of her. It's tragic that no one in her life could get through to her. But as she said herself: "The biggest devil is me. I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy." If you know someone who is engaging in life-threatening behaviors whether it's drug abuse or barebacking or driving drunk--please try to get through to them. Or something this awful can happen. It's the same with Amy Winehouse. She may not have been using drugs when she died but the body can't take that scale of abuse for that long a period. Sometimes we don't speak up dire warnings because we don't want to be uncool and scold anyone. But sometimes scolding is caring. I know that people tried, but I suppose Whitney just wouldn't let anyone care.

I was literally djing at a mall and someone told me she had died. I misheard them and thought they said that she was at the mall. So I rushed and put on Step By Step, hoping she'd hear it. Then they said she'd died. I couldn't believe it but was being rent-a-clown and they don't pay a sad clown. This is a huge loss but I guess the artist we knew was already a shell of her former, majestic self. I didn't really want to get into the Who's worthy of doing a tribute to her at the Grammys? game but I will say this. I don't know of many nominated this year that had it like she did.

I wonder if it is a responsibility that she had to bear that she could slay people so effortlessly? Does it become something someone like her comes to resent? I don't think many people could answer that. I know she was heavily groomed and forced to do things/record things she didn't even like, so maybe that's why she rebelled SO hard. Against herself.

Feel the power--at age 19!

This is amazing and I never even liked this song much. But you can hear her magic without the corny synth groove.


Every gay on every dance floor knew every one of Whitney's ad libs. Her version of I'm Every Woman turned the butchest muscle men into temporary drag queens. I wish we had more vocalists like her now. Can you imagine auto-tuning THAT voice? Well, they might have had to for her last album but Million Dollar Bill was one of my all-time faves by her. A Loleatta Holloway sample under a song written by Alicia Keys and even with ravaged vocal chords that woah-woah-woah-woah-woah-woah-woahs leading into the chorus always gets a crowd rocking. Her last hit.


My one woman show must close on 4/3 when I head to LA for a month for work. So there are only a handful of Tuesdays left. At only $14.98 and a recessionista friendly 1 drink minimum, come check out what gaysocialites.com calls "the funniest gay show in town" and the NY TImes claims makes "Book of Mormon look like Bambi." (It's a little dirty--hence the title. It's my 1st cabaret show in NYC in 10 years--don't miss it! Every Tuesday at 8PM at Escuelita!



FROM CREDO ACTION: Wall Street banks fraudulently and illegally foreclose on your house. You get $2,000. The bank gets let off the hook. We'd call that a bad deal.

And yet yesterday, at the urging of the White House, federal regulators along with 49 state attorneys general announced a settlement deal for mortgage servicer abuse that does essentially that. It lets banks off the hook for widespread foreclosure fraud.

Press releases have trumpeted a $26 billion deal which may sound like a lot, but it's a paltry sum when you break down the numbers.

With an average mortgage of $180,000, and loan instruments executed illegally, a family that lost their home will get a check for just over 1% of the value of the mortgage.1 That is not a victory. The amount of money this deal makes available to help homeowners is an order of magnitude too small and incommensurate with the harm done by the banks.

The estimated $10-$20 billion in the deal for principal reduction would reduce only about 2% of the $700 billion in equity destroyed during the financial crisis. And the banks themselves will only pay $5 billion out of their own pocket. By far the lion's share of the cost will be borne by investors and taxpayers, who had no part in the robo-signing scandal. 2

No doubt the deal is far better than the deal that was offered months ago. And this most certainly is a result of activism from members of CREDO and many of our allies in the progressive movement who worked with progressive attorneys general like New York's Eric Schneiderman, California's Kamala Harris, Delaware's Beau Biden, Massachusetts' Martha Coakley and Nevada's Catherine Cortez Masto to fight a bad deal.

But the final deal, while better, still can't be characterized as a good deal or even as a good first step towards real accountability for Wall Street banks.

The reported $26 billion settlement will not come close to inflicting any real pain on the banks all of which have already reserved the full amounts required from them under the deal. As Robert Reich said, the "$26 billion settlement with banks over mortgage fraud is far short of what they should pay and distressed home owners deserve."3

One in five Americans with mortgages owe the banks more than their homes are worth, and these home owners are underwater by an average of $50,000 each. This is a collective negative equity of nearly $700 billion.4

Consider the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street paid for by U.S. taxpayers5 and the more than $1.2 trillion in loans6 provided by the Federal Reserve to Wall Street banks. Or another way to put the deal in perspective is to compare it to the tobacco industry settlement in 1998 - the largest previous multi-state agreement. That deal was worth $350 billion in today's dollars -- more than ten times the size of the mortgage deal.7

And that's not even all that's wrong with this deal. The federal government's track record for enforcing settlement terms with Wall Street banks is abysmal. Furthermore, even if the banks follow the terms of the deal, it's quite possible than when all is said and done, not only will the banks have suffered no pain, they may actually come out having profited from their illegal schemes to rip off homeowners. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the largest mortgage banks saved $20 billion by taking illegal shortcuts — an amount far greater than the $5 billion out of pocket they will be required to pay in this deal.

All of which adds up to a scenario in which this settlement does literally nothing to deter the banks from engaging in the same fraudulent behavior in the future.

Senator Dick Durbin famously said the Wall Street banks own the politicians in Washington, DC. Today, this could not be more clearly true as we closely examine the deal that the Obama administration cut with Wall Street and pressured state attorneys general to sign.

There has yet to be a full investigation of the robo-signing scandal despite what Reuters called "copious evidence" of "widespread forgery, perjury, obstruction of justice, and illegal foreclosures...." 8

By establishing settlement terms before there has been any meaningful investigation, the deal whitewashes the widespread lawlessness of the banks and virtually ensures that no bankers will be held criminally responsible for their part in the robo-signing scandal and foreclosure fraud.

Though the exact terms of the settlement have not been disclosed, we understand that it will not cut off other important avenues to hold the banks accountable. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is co-chairing a federal task force that if fully resourced and left to operate unhindered by the White House could achieve hundreds of billions in reduced principal for underwater homeowners and criminal indictments for bankers who broke the law and helped drive our economy off a cliff. And other state attorneys general can continue investigating Wall Street's role in causing the housing crisis to ensure that the banks that caused the crisis are held accountable for their wrongdoing.

This is the biggest case of fraud in our history. Homeowners deserve justice for crimes committed against them by Wall Street banks that in many cases literally stole their homes from underneath them. Unfortunately, yesterday's settlement doesn't even provide anything close to a down payment on justice.

As the election season heats up, we must be insistent about real accountability for Wall Street crooks. Pressure from activists like us will be even more important in the days to come if we are to achieve any real measure of accountability for Wall Street bankers who profited from their crimes and left the 99% to pay to the price for their reckless disregard.


Proving that they mean NOTHING, the Grammys have never awarded Diana Ross one award. I personally can't comprehend why people need a committee of anyone to decide what music or movies or plays are "the best." Can't we have different opinions? Diana was a record-breaker with hits--yet the Baha Men got one for the ghastly Who Let The Dogs Out? and she gets none? So they are "honoring" her with a lifetime achievement award.

Ledisi, Questlove, Mark Bradford pay tribute to Diana Ross from the LA Times


Diana Ross has never won a Grammy, though this Saturday she'll be presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Recording Academy celebrating her five-decade career.

Artists influenced by Ross and her music spoke to us about the magnitude of her effect on popular culture, and how her work -- and work ethic -- has inspired them individually. They include drummer/co-founder of the hip-hop group the Roots, Questlove, contemporary R&B, Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi and visual artist Mark Bradford.


Critics often put you in the circle of Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan. In what ways would you say Diana Ross is an influence? What of her singing or performing style makes an impression on you – not just as a fan, but also as a fellow artist?

I love the way Ms. Ross commands a certain presence without asking for it. She can just stand there, look stunning and sing. Her voice is pure and her phrases would end with that little girl smile. She knows how to play on every emotion through a song and at the same time embrace her audience. She does all that while being seductive in a subtle way. I still have not seen anyone else do that. She speaks volumes with simplicity, always giving just enough to leave you wanting more. That’s power.

Here's a very interesting analysis of why Miss Ross is so important from the LA Times: LATIMES


Bianca, the emcee for our new Wednesday night show at XL, slated the audience at our opening night with this spoof on notecards videos popular with todays' youth. She has a secret--check it out! She joins Milan, Jiggly Caliente, Sugga Pie Koko and Skyla Versai every Wednesday at 9PM at XL. It's a 2 hour show with an intermission! Come check out the madness!



And of course, I love Zsa Zsa!


I know that drugs aren't exactly a beauty aid, but I think what's screwing her face up are fillers. The ones under her eyes have fallen, leaving big hollow bags under each eye. And those duck lips! At least she's fucked up and poor and has an excuse to choose a bad surgeon--unlike many celebs. And everyone takes a bad pic from time to time. But Lindsey's almost unrecognizable! When did she start impersonating Madonna?

February 07, 2012



Introducing HOT MESS: The outrageous new Wednesday night drag revue best described as Priscilla on crack!

The last time NYC drag legend Lady Bunny assembled a cast of drag queens it turned into Wigstock--the annual festival of drag in NYC which ran for 20 years. (Hot Mess probably won't run that long due to Bunny's advanced age.) But she's hand-picked some of the city's most talented drag divas for a weekly Wednesday night extravaganza which defnitively answers the question "What is there to do on a Wednesday night in NYC besides grindr?" The 9PM show time is a perfect either as a starting point or for those who prefer to make an earlier night of it mid-week.

With both solo and production numbers complete with matching costumes, HOT MESS ups the ante for weekly drag revues. Just check out the stellar cast! Naughty comedienne Lady Bunny is moonlighting from her critically acclaimed cabaret show That Ain't No Lady! of which the NY Times rave review claimed made "Book Of Mormon look like Bambi." She also appears as the Dean of Drag on RuPaul's Drag U. Bianca Del Rio, a New Orleans transplant, is widely regarded as the quickest wit on the NYC drag scene and she and her hysterical motor mouth will stitch the acts together as well as create costumes for the girls. Milan, who choreographs the group numbers, is a phenomenal dancer and entertainer herself, and a favorite on the just-launched season of RuPaul's Drag Race 4. Pint-sized dynamo Jiggly Caliente is also a contestant on this season of Drag Race, but she's already well known locally for her show-stopping lip synching to dance numbers with an r&b flava. Skyla Versai is a talented newcomer from Lips (the wildly popular drag-themed restaurant) who does a mean Lady Gaga among other celebrities. Finally, Sugga Pie Koko is a totally original lunatic whose calibre of comedy is rarely seen outside of an asylum.

Place this amazing cast in front of XL's brand new LED screen which serves as the stage's backdrop and add a state of the art sound system and you've got a spectacular, fast-paced evening with lip synch, live vocals and Bianca engaging and/or terrorizing the audience with games, surprises and her wickedly funny antics. Says Bunny "For years it's been difficult to find a regular drag show in if you didn't want to stay out until 1AM to see a 15 minute show. HOT MESS is a full scale, two hour revue with an intermission. From comedy to powerhouse dancing and celebrity impersonation and yes, an occasional showtune, HOT MESS has a little something for everyone. And the show changes weekly! So watch out Disney--Hot Mess is bringing some much-needed trash back to Times Square!"