First Time In Drag!

First Time In Drag!

They’re the unmissable, messily anarchic glamazons of any gay scene, one moment lip-syncing their way through an Ariana Grande number, the next nicking your boyfriend’s drink. You’d think they came out the womb with an intense contour and a thigh-high white leather boot, but they all started sometime way later.

 
Artsbitching: Tranny Tart Superspies!

Artsbitching: Tranny Tart Superspies!

Ever imagined Daniel Craig’s Bond as a tranny tart being shagged by savage Russian spies? Would his taut, steely buns eagerly part to allow a foreign invasion? Aside from one sexy but cryptic reference in Skyfall, any notion of an out, gay Bond is still seen, inexplicably, as box-office poison. Still, don’t despair. As Clive Barker’s Pinhead whispered in Hellraiser, ‘We have such sights to show you’, and the exploits of real, gay spies in stockings would shock John Waters!

 
It's Summers Time

It’s Summers Time

Drag queen, chanteuse and originator of our favourite insult, “YE FAT OWL!” …it’s Silver Summers! We caught up with our fave gorgey Glaswegian for chirpy chat.

 
Heels of Glory is GO! 

Heels of Glory is GO! 

Heels of Glory is an all-original show that brings various aspects of the cabaret community together for one big action packed drag musical, with names such as Topsie Redfern, Kiki Lovechild, Sarah Louise Young and many more involved. After years in the pipeline, the show is finally set to go ahead at the upcoming London Pride Festival. Jason Reid spoke to writer Tricity Vogue, and Topsie to get the lowdown. 

 
Ruby Murry: Doing it for Drag!

Ruby Murry: Doing it for Drag!

No stranger to huge audiences, Ruby Murry took to the Britain’s Got Talent stage recently and was met with a wave of love after performing Nessum Dorma.

 
The Multicultural World of London Drag

The Multicultural World of London Drag

Anyone who regularly frequents London’s drag cabaret scene will know that it is bursting with creativity, talent and diversity. Many of the people who make up the scene are from varying cultures and backgrounds and all of them intermingle freely week in and week out. This week Jason Reid spoke to four artists who make up London’s multicultural world of drag....

 
Baga’s World

Baga’s World

Queen of elegance and cabaret juggernaut Baga Chipz works harder than a chancellor of the exchequer trying to avoid the press. But when she’s not putting out her cigarette on Lady Lloyd or singing songs from way before she was born at the Admiral Duncan, what does she get up to? This week Jason Reid takes a sneak, exclusive peek into Baga’s World...

 
Vinegar Strokes

Vinegar Strokes

Vinegar Strokes is one of the London gay scene’s most promising stars. And it’s well deserved! She’s a lioness of a woman. When she’s around, no ketchup sachet, jagerbomb or leopard print jumpsuit is safe!

 
Stephanie Von Clitz: From Pigs to Gigs

Stephanie Von Clitz: From Pigs to Gigs

We love a ‘journey’ type story here at QX Towers. You know, like that Susan Boyle who went from cat-lady to global superstar in a matter of minutes. This week, cabaret star extraordinaire and Dorset tart with a heart Stephanie Von Clitz tells Jason Reid her story. Grab a brew, and settle in... 

 

EMERGENCY: It’s a new Chloe video!

If you're not familiar with Drew Droege's iconic parodies of indie film actress slash fashion designer slash consumer of organically sourced Freetrade desserts Chloe Sevigny, then it's time to educate yourself. And if you're not familiar with Chloe Sevigny, GO TO HER IMDB PAGE AND PACK A LUNCH (get the reference Drew?). This series of camp cult classic videos are perfect to watch whilst spilling vodka and laughing like a dancing church mouse at five in the morning. She does everything from rediscovering oregano, to avoiding the colour white. She once attended the Third Annual Memorial For Ideas, sponsored by Acura, Prilosec and Goghurt Squirts. We want to go to that. The most exciting thing we've attended lately was the opening of this browser window. Anyway in THIS one, she educates us on the many faults of litter. Which means "A cluster of young born to a mammal". It also means trash.

Words by Dylan Jones

See more Chloe videos here.