YEAH!!!! Our web series is finally happening after months and months of hard work!!! My co-executive producers Larry Kennar, John Rutherford and I have been working on this labor of love for almost a year now and we are so happy that it’s all coming together in such an amazing way. Please visit the website and watch the teaser/trailer at the link below. Share it with your friends and help us spread the buzz. We want these drag divas to be superstars!!! It all goes live on September 8th with launch parties around the country. We hope to get enough sponsorship to produce full network episodes. It will be like the Real Housewives but with talent and better wigs!!
The following is the official press release:
Gay.com Premieres Web Series The Queens of Drag: NYC
New original docu series focuses on the lives of New York City’s most fabulous and ferociously funny drag queen divas
August 18, 2010 (LOS ANGELES) — Gay.com (www.gay.com), the world’s leading gay social networking site, has teamed up with film and television producer Larry Kennar (The L Word, Barbershop, 50 First Dates), designer and reality TV veteran Jack Mackenroth (Project Runway: Season 4), and award-winning producer/director John Rutherford (eXposed) to air the original web series The Queens of Drag: NYC. The 8-episode series, which explores the audacious New York drag scene, debuts exclusively on Gay.com on September 8, 2010.
“The fascinating part is how they all lead dual lives, both of which are incredibly challenging. Most people think of drag as glamorous, fun fluff. But it’s actually an under appreciated art form that requires an enormous amount of talents and guts. These queens are at the top of their game in the most competitive city in the world and each has a unique story to reveal underneath the wigs and makeup,” says Jack Mackenroth.
Legendary drag diva Lady Bunny leads the all-star Queens of Drag: NYC cast, which includes the ageless and evergreen Hedda Lettuce, uber-glam Sherry Vine, the vivacious Bianca Del Rio, sexpot songstress Peppermint, and the classless and campy Mimi Imfurst. Breakout performers Epiphany, Logan Hardcore, Dallas DuBois, and Acid Betty join the divas for their outrageous adventures.
Each Queens of Drag: NYC webisode on Gay.com focuses on an individual diva as she navigates life as a drag superstar in the world’s most amazing and unforgiving city, New York. The series shows the real grit of the drag queens’ lives – both in and out of makeup – as they struggle to conquer the New York nightlife scene.
For more information about the series and to view the trailer, please visit www.gay.com/queensofdragnyc/ or visit the official Queens of Drag: NYC Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/TheQueensofDrag.
Press contact: Mark Umbach 310-943-5957, Mark.Umbach@heremedia.com
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