"I've never been to a drag show," said my friend Cailey last week. "WHAT?!" I shouted.
She had to be kidding me. Attending a drag show belongs in the top 10 things everyone has to do when they move to SF. I got on it and found the next available performance we could get our butts to, which just happened to be the twice-weekly Heklina, Lady Bear, Trixxie Carr, and D'Arcy Drollinger show of Sex and the City.
Let me just say, it was the perfect choice for my drag queen virgin! I came prepared to dodge flying cosmos, since there was an incident a few years back where my camera bag was generously splashed with milk after an especially energetic Trannyshack competition.
But this time I was pleasantly surprised to be able to sit back comfortably, and enjoy a hilarious show with fantastic fashion (costume changes with every new scene) and just the perfect amount of bare man booty.
The show covered two actual SATC episodes, with a few extra flourishes added in for good measure. I loved Carrie's voiceover moments, just like on the TV show, and all the sweet costume details, flashing a Chanel scarf here and a Gucci bag there. Way to keep it authentic ladies! The whole cast did a fantastic job, but I must give special props to D'Arcy Drollinger for her downright sexy performance as Samantha and of course, to Heklina as Carrie, who was truly fabulous.
The queens plan to keep the episodes coming, switching things up every few months, so make sure to go check it out!
As we left, Cailey turned to me and said "I need to see more of that!" Let the education continue!
Sex and the City
Wed/20 and Feb. 27, 7pm and 9pm, $20
1760 Market, SF
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