Five questions for L.A. drag legend and Dirty Sanchez singer Jackie Beat, who returns to New York with fresh filthy parodies in Jackie Beat: Me So Thorny.
DLNQNT: If you had your own fragrance, what would it be called and what would it smell like? Jackie Beat: It would be called Furious and smell like patchouli, gardenia, and regret.
What’s the most valuable advice your drag mother ever gave you? JB: I don't really have a drag mother — so sad. But my improv teacher at Second City taught me that my job is to look like I'm having so much fun that everyone in the audience will be jealous and want to be on stage.
If you threw up right now, what would probably come out? JB: Black coffee and black licorice.
Which celebrity do you look most like — as a girl and as a boy? JB: I look like quite a few up-and-coming drag queens who have shamelessly stolen my exact makeup, but they aren't celebrities and never will be. Hmmm, in drag I would say I look like a cross between Joan Crawford and Ann Wilson of Heart. And as a boy I look like Bea Arthur, but not quite as butch.
Selflessly plug something that you have nothing to do with. JB: I have two obsessions: Ice cold carrot juice — it tastes like chocolate milk to me! — and the music video for the song "Birds" by Vitalic. It's not new; it's been an obsession for a while now. I watch it almost every day!
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