@PrettyNicola I'M SHYYYYYYYYY.
@lucy snowe Glynis Johns, definitely sort of a speak singer! Just listen to "Send in the Clowns" and also "The Glamorous Life," both from A Little Night Music.
@vermilionink@twitter Remember that time in the Company original Broadway cast recording, in the opening number, when she is SO off key and everyone is singing one note except for her and you can tell it is her and it is really awkward?
@stonefruit Ha, that made me laugh at my computer screen, thank you.
When I was in the 3rd or 4th grade, in our music class, you could bring in stuff to sing or perform (ask me about that time 9 year old me sang "Phantom of the Opera" solo including Christine's part and people laughed at me and I cried and hid in the teacher's office, that happened). Anyways, inexplicably, I decided that "Little Girls" would be a song I would sing, as a 9 year old, but I modeled it 100% off of Carol Burnett's performance and basically just did everything she did (minus the negligee and also the booze). Carol Burnett in this movie is everything, EVERYTHING.
@Katie Walsh Man, if we lived in the same place, we could totally have Drag Race watching parties, and they would be the best parties. We see eye to eye (and no worries re: shade, I just wanted to clarify my language!) Amen!
@Katie Walsh You are totally right and I think I worded my response a little strongly--obviously all drag isn't about female impersonation, just look at Drag Kings and yes there is definitely a spectrum--but in the context of RuPaul's Drag Race I think it is very much about female impersonation and, therefore, a contestant being on female transitional hormones would be like using steroids in sports. This likely holds true for the majority of female-impersonation drag including the pageants that start the careers of many a queen.
That said, Drag Race is all things to me, it is everything, and it makes Mondays worth living. Can I get an Amen (Can I get a, can I get an amen?)
@Lisa Frank I think, much like Michelle and Jinkx's definitions of "glamor" are different, you and I have a different definition of what a drag competition is. So I'm just going to leave it at that.
@The Dilettantista By Monique I mean Monica, because clearly I am now mixing up seasons and inserting Stacey Lane (Bryant) Matthews' turn as Mo'nique's character from Precious into the conversation.