Immediate Press Release
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Lu Read, DragStrip Productions
13th Annual SAN FRANCISCO DRAG KING
Announced for August 16, 2008
Biggest Drag King Competition in the World
to benefit P.A.W.S. - Pets Are Wonderful
2008, SAN FRANCISCO, CA –
It’s coming! Big Ball holder, DragStrip
Productions, is proud to announce the most
climactic and orgasmic live stage show of
orgiastic gender bending revelry in the
history of San Francisco: the 13th Annual
Drag King Contest - the biggest, girthiest,
and most enduring Drag King Competition in
the World. Hard and throbbing musical
productions, firm and penetrating
performances, and extraordinary feats of
entertainingly unbridled masculine stamina
and staying power are set to explode over
the wildly anticipating and
engorged-to-capacity-crowd on August 16,
2008 at 8:00 p.m., at the most appropriate
venue in town, the DNA Lounge.
Francisco Drag King Contest is a mash-up of
the Miss America Pageant, American Idol,
Halloween and a Monster Truck Show," states
impresario Fudgie Frottage. “It’s a huge
event,” says judge, Simone DeLaGetto.
dresses up in their finest. It’s a
celebration of ‘being,’ not just expressing
yourself as a gender — a celebration of
self, of being able to go out and have a
good time. And, at the same time, there’s a
part that’s just over-the-top cheesiness.
But the energy is so high.”
"One of the most boisterous parties of the
year," by the San Francisco Chronicle, it’s
also "Sexy, campy, dragalicious,
professionally executed and full of talent,"
espouses the San Francisco Bay Times, and
"Impressive, varied, and wild,"
advocates The Onion. The San Francisco Bay
Guardian affirms: "Prepare to be amazed by
the variety, astounded by the veracity, and
properly impressed by the figurative and
literal balls on display."
Virile Virtuoso, Fudgie Frottage,
"The Man with The Biggest Balls in Show
Business," and Internationally Renowned
Burlesque Chanteuse, Comic and Siren, The
Indra, as "The Indro vs. The Indra," a
bi-sexual, bi-polar, half male, half female
character, return to preside over the
festivities as Masters (and 1/2 Mistress) of
Ceremonies. According to last year's
revues, "Both were on fire all evening," and
the SF Bay Times also stated, "Fudgie and
Indra possess a magical chemistry and timing
that ranks with the likes of George Burns
and Gracie Allen meets Sonny and Cher with a
bit of Three Stooges and Marx Brothers
The star-studded event will showcase
Fakin' Aiken, reigning 2007 Solo King
for his impeccable Clay Aiken impersonation,
The Pacmen, 2007 troupe winners for
their flawlessly dazzling choreography,
Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, glamorous
aerialist burlesque troupe, and special
guest, Electro, The Pop n' lock King,
SF Drag King 2000 titleholder (when the
contest was only 5 years old). In addition,
What-the-F*ckabilly Band, The Mighty Slim
Pickins, will also perform, and - as
always - the gender bending contestants will
be the center of attention.
Contestants are judged on talent,
creativity, studliness, sex appeal,
originality, humor, make-up/facial hair and
fashion by the illustrious panel of
nationally known celebrity judges, including
2006 Drag King Titleholder, Buck Naked,
Simone DeLaGetto of Harlem Shake
Burlesque, and Sister Roma of The Tim
and Roma Show and Hot House Video.
SF Drag King 2005 and Mr. Trannyshack 2004,
adds, “If you can get the audience going and
people are really engaged by your number,
that says so much more than facial hair, or
passing ability, or any of that stuff.
Creativity, good production, and pushing the
edge of what we’ve already seen, that's what
makes this the best show in San Francisco."
Annual SF Drag King Contest
WHEN: Saturday, August 16, 2008, doors 8
pm, show at 9 pm.
WHERE: DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street, SF.
BENEFITS: Pets Are Wonderful Support,
TICKETS: $20.00 and up.
$20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the
door. Very limited show seating will be
tickets are also available at Retro Fit
Vintage, 910 Valencia, San Francisco,
Madame S, 385 8th Street, San Francisco
DRESS CODE: DRAG: King, Queen, Faux,
Fetish, Formal, High Femme, and Festive.
INFO: 415.282.2363 or visit:
Vixen Creations, Buck Angel, Glama-Rama,
Black & Blue Tattoo, Good Vibrations,
Costumes on Haight, Mr. S. Leather,
Pretzel's Yoga, SF Bay Guardian, and the
Center for Sex and Culture.