RuPaul And I As Children!

Categories: Drag Queens

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John Simone

Back in another decade, before any drag races were on TV, we'd perform them every night in the clubs for each other's limitless delectation.

"Everybody say 'love,'" RuPaul would exclaim, and I'd gamely obey, while grabbing her slender waistline for a glamorous pose like the one above.

Then we'd sashay/shantay to a whole other photo op, but not until Ru would sagely warn me:

"Don't write checks that your ass can't cash!"

Ah, the glory days.

And by the way, thanks to Ru's feathery headdresses nearly poking my eyes out from time to time, I wore dark glasses through the entire 1980s and '90s.

As a result?

Everybody say blind!


PS: Here's Ru's original Drag U -- an impromptu club course on how to handle a photo op, captured by videographer Nelson Sullivan. See which scene stars you can spot -- and try to find me at my most shockingly modest-looking.




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12 comments
Randy Jones
Randy Jones

Mikey...you know I'm LOVIN' pic of y'all chilluns...and I'm still lovin' y'all...! xoxo

latenitebump
latenitebump

glad rupaul "made it"! a lot of young people see her as a role model. amazing!

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

It's the young Eartha Kitt and the love child she had with Orson Welles!

All is explained now.

Musto
Musto

Lahoma is doing great but doesn't do drag anymore (though she did it in u's Starrbooty movie).

Tampon Tammy
Tampon Tammy

Where is Lahoma now?  Loved those days and miss Nelson.

bitchtrollfromhell
bitchtrollfromhell

Were you at the RuPaul show at ZoneDK when during the second number their soundboard exploded in a puff of smoke and all the electricity onstage went out?  I was just getting into the song.

Garageband
Garageband

You DID look rather modest for a change. A far cry from the knighthood days.

Devore
Devore

This is a little piece of magic. Love it!

bitchtrollfrom hell
bitchtrollfrom hell

I worked at a law firm on Third ave. and Lahoma worked in the same bldg. at a p.r firm, is he still there?

Musto
Musto

That does ring a bell.

Musto
Musto

I honestly don't know.

bitchtrollfrom hell
bitchtrollfrom hell

I think it was a group called Now Explosion or something, Lahoma might have been in it. 

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