Tragic. The show on TV is also awful and confusing. She needs to work harder and do better shows.
RuPaul’s show left several party punters in the RHI scratching their heads and some in the front rows even loudly booing the visiting drag superstar.
“She fucked it up – she needed to sashay away,” laughed several partygoers on Facebook today.
Alone on the giant stage at midnight in the Royal Hall of Industries, RuPaul badly mimed her song Supermodel, then departed, leaving her back-up dancers to perform the theme of Drag Race by themselves.
“She looked bored and mimed her own song badly, not caring if she stopped ‘singing’ while the main vocals on the song kept going,” said a party punter who witnessed the carnage. She even told the crowd “Happy Pride!”
That’s nice dear. But as you do not speak for Transexuals, as you are a drag queen, I actually don’t give a fuck what you think and you should shut your stupid mouth. WITH THE AMOUNT OF HATE AND VIOLENCE DIRECTED AT TRANSGENDERED FOLK, THIS KIND OF BULLSHIT DOES NOT HELP. Idiot.
Speaking of drag, I’m curious about your thoughts about a controversy over this television show “Work It” that a lot of transgender activists feel mocks them. It’s about two men, who dress in drag — they’re straight men — it’s kind of like “Bosom Buddies,” back to that. They’re trying to get jobs, and all the comedic schtick that goes with that. Do you feel that mocks transgender people?
You know, I gotta tell you, my 10th grade teacher, Mr. Penell, told me, he said, “Ru” — my real name — “Don’t take life so seriously.” I didn’t get it then at 15 years old, but trust me, as the years went on I got it. We live in a culture where everyone is offended by everything. Everybody’s like, “Oh my god, I’m offended!” It’s an ego-based culture we live in. The ego has everything to do with identity. So, you know, drag actually mocks identity. So it doesn’t really make any sense. I think, in my world, in my circle of friends, we mock everything! [laughter]. Everything is up to be mocked. Don’t take anything seriously.
And listen, if you’re offended by a name that somebody calls you, or something, whatever, you gotta take that up with your therapist, kiddo, cause you know what, you’re not going to be able — now you got me riled up! You know, I live in the West Village, and everybody wants to make the world baby-safe, soften the corners, so that nobody gets hurt. It’s like, kiddo, this world, there will be blood — there will be blood — so you better toughen up now or you’re going to suffer the consequences later.
It seems like — or you tell me — that there is a tension between some transgender activists and drag queens, that they don’t really feel that drag has a place or see it as mocking and believe that it offends them. And I’m curious about your thoughts about that.
It’s the same. Everybody’s offended by something. And it really goes back to the ego — egoic mind and the ego-based world that we live in, where everybody is, their identify is everything. And this is what drag is about — you are not who you think are, you’re born naked, and the rest is drag. It’s all a facade — you’re much more than what you think you are. So this idea of people feeling they’re not being represented — I remember on [the '70s sitcom] “Good Times,” when black activists got upset with the fact that J.J., the lead character, didn’t represent what young black men in our culture — in fact the two leads of the TV show quit the show because they felt J.J., the Jimmy Walker character, didn’t represent. Well, the truth is, kids, this is a sitcom, this is a comedy — sitcom. If you want representation, you do it yourself. It starts on a personal level. If you want to change the world, change your mind. Your mind. Not anyone else’s mind. Your mind.