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Send In The ZOMBIE-CLOWNS

“Dragula, Search for the World’s First Supermonster”—the captivating new web series produced and hosted by the Boulet Brothers.

BY PICKLE

It seems appropriate, as we watch very real monsters pack their bags for a stay in the White House, that this month’s subject is a celebration of fear, gore and everything vulgar. Enter “Dragula, Search for the World’s First Supermonster,” the captivating new web series produced and hosted by the Boulet Brothers in association with Hey Qween Tv and Ash and Bone Cinema.

A drag competition series, “Dragula” pits nine queens with their own unique take on monstrosity against each other for the crown and title of Supermonster, as well as a prize of $10,000 (raised by the fans via Indiegogo). The queens face challenges ranging from an interpretation of classic witches to enacting a zombie apocalypse in the blazing sun of Death Valley and include such personalities as the superb Vander Von Odd, Glamazon and LA staple Melissa Befierce and the hilarious Meatball (arguably the Divine of our generation).

“Dragula” is a triumph for the irregular; where any other drag reality competition coming into a world saturated by Rupaul’s Drag Race would have failed, the Boulet Brothers’ fresh (if you count rotting skin as “fresh”) interpretation succeeds. They literally drag notions of glamour and polish through the mud (in the second challenge, a throwback to 80s GLOW wrestling, the losing queens must fight for their lives in a mud wrestling showdown). The result is magnificent. Don’t get me wrong—I love Drag Race—but the Boulets are cunning. Where Rupaul is sentimental and charismatic, a symbol of commercial success, the Brothers are mysterious and sinister, and have a contempt for anything typical or clean. They satiate the craving for wickedness and mess we’ve developed from years of sequined gowns and delicate up-dos. They are the Freddy Kreugers of Logo’s cotton-candy dreams, to titillating effect.

In a world currently wrought with human monstrosity, it is refreshing to feel the good kind of fear and delight in the imaginary. I’m sure the Boulets are no stranger to collecting human hearts and I am happy to announce that they have captured mine. I hope it tastes good.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

LGBTQ PROTEST AGAINST TRUMP

Hollywood Walk of Fame, 7018 Hollywood Blvd., 1:30pm. Join the fight with a peaceful protest. All sexualities and genders are welcome. Speeches will be made against recent attacks on minorities. Signage highly encouraged.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

ONYX SOUTHWEST 

Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90029. 4pm-8pm. Info: www.eaglela.com. Naughty or Nice? Toy Drive. Dress in your kinky holiday gear and join the men of ONYX Southwest for their holiday toy drive.

FREE NAME AND GENDER CHANGE LEGAL CLINIC 

Los Angeles LGBT Center, 1125 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles. 1pm-4pm. Free legal help navigating the process and making sure that your documents reflect your identity, regardless of what happens with the new President.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

ROCKIN’ HOLIDAY PARTY!

Friendship Auditorium, 3201 Riverside Dr.,  Los Angeles 90027. 1pm-5pm. Join the LA LGBT Center’s Senior Services for delicious food, fabulous music, and great raffle prizes.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

UNLOADED FRIDAYS

Fubar, 7994 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046. 10pm-2am. Featuring Wet Underwear Gogo Boys. Come early for the comedy show from 8-10pm. No Cover, Cheap Drinks, Happy Hour 10-11pm.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

CHRISTMAS QUEENS

The Novo DTLA, 800 W Olympic Blvd, Ste A335, Los Angeles, CA. 7:00pm-11:59pm. A group of former contestants from various seasons of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” returning to the stage just in time for the holidays. Performances by: The Only Detox, Ginger Minj, Jiggly Caliente, Katya, Manila Luzon, Sharon Needles and Thorgy Thor.

BEARS IN TOYLAND

Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90029. 9:00pm-2:00am. Info: www.eaglela.com. $6 Cover or bring an unwrapped toy for a child. Hosted by Mr.Bear LA 2017 & SoCal Bear 2017.

KINKY XXXMAS!

Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA. 9pm-2am. Info: www.bulletbarla.com Green Mirror Entertainment and Bullet Bar present a holiday party for leathermen, puppies, kinksters and those who love them.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20

COURTNEY ACT-DASHING THROUGH THE DIVAS

Rockwell, 1714 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027. 8pm-9pm. Courtney Act carols through all of your favorite, festive divas.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30

DOG POUND

Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA. 9pm-2am. Info: www.bulletbarla.com. Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with the pups!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31

SUPERHEROES: SOBER NYE PARTY #BOOM!

West Hollywood Park Auditorium, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., 8pm to 1am. FREE. West Hollywood’s premiere alcohol and drug free New Year’s event with over 700 party-goers under one roof, complete with a DJ, dancing, food, games and a superhero costume contest.

ONE LOVE: MASTERBEAT 

The Belasco, 1050 S. Hill Street, 9pm-4am. Tickets available at oneworld2017.com. DJ’s Grind and Micky Friedmann will take you into the new year in the main theater, with Alex Acosta spinning all night in the upstairs ballroom and Tristan Jaxx taking over the underground vault.

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