The 2015 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival opened last night, but most Vancouverites probably missed the press release about our more salacious shows in this year’s programming. The act to dominate Club PuSh at Performance Works on its 2015 opening, January 22–23, will be The Christeene Machine. It’s a gender-blending, booty-pounding queer perversion of punk dragged through a musical theatre gutter, commanded by Christeene, a human pissoir of foul hilarity and raw unabashed sexuality.
To wind us up, we invited real-life drag husbands Peach Cobblah and the Queen of East Van, Isolde N. Barron, to share their favourite drag queens of all time.
Peach Cobblah: People often forget (though Isolde and I love to remind them with our show Tucked & Plucked, which was part of PuSh last year) that drag queens are the foot soldiers of queer rights in many ways! People tend to look to us (we’re hard to miss) and listen to us. Our drag ancestors were a vital part of the queer civil rights movement.
Isolde N. Barron: Bitch don’t mess with a Queen! The drag defining moment in history was definitely the Stonewall Riots in 1969! Now here’s our list: