A/B: What is the most crude / amazing moment of your career thus far?
Bunny: I have a long history of performing cabaret in San Francisco–dating back to Josie’s Juke Joint. While playing there, someone put me up in the “penthouse” on the top floor of Blow Buddies, which wasn’t technically open to the public. I drank a lot back then and remember being so horny and bombed that I got home, yanked off my wig, threw on a sheet as a caftan and headed into the sex club wearing drag make-up with no wig and a sheet. Shockingly, someone wanted me in that condition and I had a time that was both crude and amazing. If only half-remembered. I’m very thankful that cellphone cameras weren’t as prevalent back then!
A/B: Next, describe dignity?
Bunny: You’re asking me? HAHAHAHAHAHA!
A/B: What does a young drag queen have to do to stick out in this day and age with so much more visibility of queens including shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race?
Bunny: The hard thing about being a hot young talented queen is fighting off all of the men…that RuPaul has sent to kill us! I have noticed that many queens feel they must be on Drag Race in order to make it. Even though Frank Marino, Dina Martina, Jackie Beat, Coco Peru, Peaches Christ and Joey Arias seem to be doing fine. The national recognition from TV certainly leads to more bookings, at least temporarily. But San Francisco’s own Honey Mahogany is an example of someone who didn’t fare so well on the show and is proving that the show isn’t everything. I noticed her lovely singing voice before she ever appeared on the Drag Race and think she’s sweet, gorgeous and very talented. And I speak as a “fellow” caftan afficionado. I also couldn’t agree more with her that San Francisco queens aren’t always so focused creating a look of conventional glamour–with the obvious exception of the great beauty and style icon of San Francisco, Heklina. I feel the same way as Honey–that the polish isn’t nearly important as the personality and talent. All that can come later if you possess the kernel of greatness.