Chris explains that he has assembled a great group of ladies for the designer to work with. It's time to introduce them to the runway. A procession of some over-the-top drag queens begins on the runway. The designers seem shocked. Korto interviews that she was overwhelmed. The ladies are some big boys. Stella says, "This is a real tough one." Finally, we're all met.
Heidi greets the girls and asks them if they would like to introduce themselves. First, we have Farrah Moans. She's a in the style of Marilyn Monroe and says that, "If romance and glamour is your thing, then
Sweetie introduces herself next. She's a big girl, with lots of blonde hair. She says she is known as "New York City's Big-Titted Honky Soul Mama." I don't imagine that there was a lot of competition for that title, but I could be wrong. I'm not. Next is Luisa Verde. She says that she is "the first supermodel." Mmm. I thought that was Janice Dickinson. Seriously. That's not a very good tag, Luisa. Moving on -- here's Hedda Lettuce, who says in a Joan Crawford faux mid-Atlantic accent that if the designers don't make her look better than Heidi, she'll kill them. Here's Sharon Needles, who looks like a cross between Marilyn Manson and Vanessa Carlton. She says that sometimes she's good, sometimes she's bad, but she's always dangerous. These bitches need a writer. Here's the oddly low-key LeMay who announces that obviously she has a love of vintage clothing. I'm not sure that's obvious. She's wearing a full-length dress in a floral print. While it may actually be vintage, there's nothing obviously vintage about it.
Anita Greenkard ("with a 'k'") introduces herself. She says that she is "your South American banquet." I guess the intention behind that title is that she's sort of pan-South American? I dunno. Here's Sherry Vine. She's "kind of New York's little sex Las Vegas kitten." She has great legs. Her dress is so short that I think I might be seeing a little underbutt, but the legs are still nice. Next is Acid Betty, who is like 7 feet tall and looks kind of futuristic. She says that she's the fiercest hybrid drag queen in New York City. I believe it. She is hard-core. I'm going to assume that "hybrid" means hybrid of transvestite and transsexual? I realize that a lot of the girls up there live their lives as men, but their queens are supposed to be women. I don't think that Acid Betty is fostering that illusion. Contact me if you'd like for me to speak at the next Drag Queen Identity Symposium. Finally, we have Varla Jean Merman. She says in a twee little voice that she is a Southern Ann-Margret (then she drops her voice an octave...or two) "on steroids." She doesn't actually sound Southern to me, but whatevs. It feels a little like these girls just blindly dipped their hands into the adjective jar to decide what they were gonna be.