Five questions for legendary Wigstock cofounder and RuPaul's Drag U dean Lady Bunny, who talks Pyramid Club beauty tips and pot brownies.
DLNQNT: If you had your own fragrance, what would it be called and what would it smell like?
Lady Bunny: Alan Cumming won the fragrance name game with his perfume Cumming. I'm not sure I can top that — or anything else for that matter.
What’s the most valuable advice your drag mother ever gave you?
It was Ethyl Eichelberger at the Pyramid Club in the ’80s who taught me to add the glue to your lashes and let them sit for a few minutes to develop a tack. This makes them easier to apply straight and it forms a stronger bond.
If you threw up right now, what would probably come out?
Chicken salad from Dirty Bird and a pot brownie.
Which celebrity do you look most like — as a girl and as a boy?
People tell me I look like Dusty Springfield, which I'm not sure is a compliment. I never intentionally set out to impersonate her, but there is definitely some resemblance. Some kids call out, "Adele!" when they see me. She's heavy like me, but her mug is gorgeous and she's half my age, so I welcome any comparison. As a boy? At my age, I don't think I resemble any boy. Mathu Anderson — the hilarious and sick queen who creates RuPaul's looks — calls me Jeff Daniels out of drag. Hateful!
Selflessly plug something that you have nothing to do with.
There's a new kind of earring in the jewelry wholesale district that’s made of sparkly crystals, yet they're also super-light. Normally, the more jewels you add, the heavier the earring is, and queens have to glue them on with Crazy Glue or medical adhesive. Light earrings are essential if you dance — but you still want them to be large for proper scale. So oversized earrings that twinkle are a huge asset, and I've snatched duplicates in every color!
The final show of Lady Bunny’s That Ain't No Lady! is 7pm Tue. Mar. 20 at La Escuelita Cabaret Theater. She also appears at Hot Mess Wednesdays, 9pm, at XL Nightclub at the OUT NYC. For more info, visit Lady Bunny’s blog.