Five questions for Bootsie LeFaris, an NYC drag entertainer costarring in Distorted Diznee, a musical-comedy twist on your favorite animated princesses.
DLNQNT: If you had your own fragrance, what would it be called and what would it smell like? Bootsie LeFaris: My fragrance would be called Click Clack, because that’s the sound of my boots across the dance floor! My single promoting it drops next month. It would smell like Industry bar, ’cause I’m always there.
What’s the most valuable advice your drag mother ever gave you? BL: Pas de bourrée, pas de bourrée, wind up, wind up, wind up — windmill motion with the right arm — stag leap jump… turn it out!
If you threw up right now, what would probably come out? BL: Nothing. I don’t eat. That’s a lie. Probably a turkey Swiss with a side of talent!
Which celebrity do you look most like — as a lady and as a boy? BL: As a lady, on a bad day, Sarah Jessica Parker; every other day, Celine Dion. It’s because of the nose. As a boy, I get Sean Penn a lot… it’s because of the nose.
Selflessly plug something that you have nothing to do with. BL: I stand behind XTina, no matter how big or flat. Some days we got it, some days we don’t. No one is perfect. I love what she writes, and her voice moves me. Even I like a hamburger or five… Get into it.
Bootsie LeFaris appears with Dallas DuBois, Holly Dae, and more in Distorted Diznee, now extended through Sept. 7 at NYC’s Laurie Beechman Theatre. Also find Bootsie at Queen Thursdays at Industry, Barracuda Sundays, and Bartini Fridays and Saturdays.