Five questions for Varla Jean Merman, star of Girls Will Be Girls and its upcoming sequel, who returns to P-town with her latest solo show, Topping Myself.
DLNQNT: If you had your own fragrance, what would it be called and what would it smell like? Varla Jean Merman: Mayonnaise. Oil and eggs.
What’s the most valuable advice your drag mother ever gave you? VJM: Celebrate the new girls. Better to be revered than be bitter.
If you threw up right now, what would probably come out? VJM: Mayonnaise.
Which celebrity do you look most like — as a lady and as a boy? VJM: John Lithgow in The World According to Garp… and John Lithgow.
Selflessly plug something that you have nothing to do with. VJM: MAC Cleanse Off Oil makeup remover. Put on and merely rinse your face with water to remove makeup. No rubbing! I remember doing drag in the early ’90s and having residual eyeliner on for three weeks. It’s the best to thing to happen to drag since duct tape!