On Point With: Bentley Robles

You know you’re in for something new with this emerging queer recording artist when his recent song titles include “Don’t Listen to This Song” and “i hate the weekend!” Hear it all for yourself in a live show coming up, care of the good time drama queen Bentley Robles!


Thotyssey: Hello Bentley, thanks for chatting with us today! Are you enjoying this unseasonably comfy November weather, or is this fuckery?

Bentley Robles: OMG, thank you for having me! This weather is bittersweet; I’m selfishly enjoying it, but it is also a constant reminder that the world is on fire and the end is near, lol.

Pass the marshmallows! So your brand new song is called “Don’t Listen to This Song,” a two minute fuzzy pop punky collab with Gregory Dillon! How did this track come to be?

I started writing the song at the top of this year, when I was in a very angry place. I brought the (very rough) demo with me when I went to write for a week in LA with Gregory. I played it for him, and he loved it so much he decided to jump on!

[Photo: Danica Robinson]

And what’s the collaborative process with other artists like for you?

Collaborations always get me excited because I love how the other artist brings ideas to the table I wouldn’t have come up with on my own–not to mention in this instance I was collab’ing with my best friend, so that was fucking dope.

You’re music’s fun because it celebrates all that is fabulous and ridiculous about young queer life! I think my favorite track of yours is “i hate the weekend” because it’s about jealousy, and knowing that all these thirsty bitches out there are coming for your man.

Fuck yeah! Thank you! I love to hear that. I think pop music is meant to be over the top and fantastical; at least that’s what I always felt as a young gay boy growing up listening to all the pop girlies. “i hate the weekend” is all about leaning into that over the top anxiety and insecurity; there is a ridiculousness to the idea that on Tuesday when he’s with me I’m fine, but the minute the weekend hits I lose my mind in jealousy. I really wanted to make that emotion (that I think we all feel at times) the backbone of a pop banger.


Tell us a bit of your origin story, if you will! Where did you grow up, and how did music and performance enter your life?

I’m first generation American; my parents immigrated into the U.S. from Mexico, and I was born in LA. We later ended up moving to Rancho Cucamonga–“The Valley”–where I spent most of my life.

Music and singing have been a part of my core for as long as I can remember; I was always writing songs and performing. I also did quite a bit of musical theater, which is what brought me to NYC seven years ago. However, I was quickly drawn into the indie singer/songwriter camp because nothing makes me feel better than putting out songs I wrote and having people connect with them.

I read elsewhere that for a moment you were living in a druggie house where you got scabies and couldn’t shower because they were growing weed in the tub!

Lol, all true! I moved out of my parents’ house right at 18. I wanted to be independent; Mexican parents are very strict, and I was willing to do anything to live alone. Unfortunately, my naïve teenage dream landed me the worst rental of all time–the drug house!

So how did Bentley Robles come into being as a full on recording artist?

Honestly, I have been writing / producing demos forever; I just wasn’t putting them out. And finally one day back in 2019, I just said “fuck it’ and the rest is herstory, baby.

I love your name by the way, it gives very Harry Potter Villain!

Thank you! Robles is my actual last name, and everyone has called my “Bentley” for years… so it felt right.

Do you have a favorite song that you’ve written?

OMG! Don’t do this to me, they are all my babies! But, I think I’d have to say “i hate the weekend” just because it was a monumental track for me. It’s what really got eyes on me this year, and it’ll forever be special. I also have a new song I’m dropping next year that has me really excited. So you’ll have to wait for that one!

As a live performer, have you had any favorite or just craziest onstage moments?

Every show is a dream come true to me; I have been super lucky with some of the venues I’ve played. I think one of the weirdest / coolest shows I’ve played was at The Museum of Ice Cream on Pride. I was playing in this huge room, and kept performing my songs as a part of one of the exhibits. It was odd because every 15 minutes a new batch of people would walk through, and I’d have to win them over again and again. It was kinda like busking on the street, and that really excited me.

You’ve got a fun show coming up Tuesday November 15th at C’mon Everybody, alongside Souvenir and Zee Machine!

Goddamn, I’m so hype for that show. I’m such big fans of both of them! You can expect an epic set from me–45 minutes of dancing, jumping, partying–and such catchy-as-fuck songs. Maybe a special guest… and just a lot of fun!

Anyone who is anyone should be there! What else is coming up for you?

I haven’t told anyone this, so this is an exclusive: I’m dropping my first ever album in April, so that’s all I’m thinking about! My goals for 2023 are that, and maybe a baby tour (aka a couple shows out of NYC).

Gag, so much to look forward to! Okay lastly: Rihanna’s Black Panther song! Many gays are complaining that this isn’t the bop they wanted from her after her long musical dry spell. Do they have a point, or is this basic bitchery?

Oh God, I feel so put on the spot! Look I’ll say this: considering the fact that Rihanna’s return to music was quite literally the most anticipated return of all time, I felt this song and it’s roll out was a missed opportunity. That’s my personal take.

Fair! Thanks, Bentley!


[Photo: Jennifer Trahan]

Check Thotyssey’s calendar for Bentley Robles’ upcoming appearances, and follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Visit his website, and download / stream his music here.

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Monday (11.14.2022)

MONDAY (11.14.2022) Your daily guide to New York City nightlife programming.


UPTOWN / BRONX

HELL’S KITCHEN

MIDTOWN EAST

CHELSEA



WEST VILLAGE

EAST VILLAGE / SOHO

  • NOWHERE: “Macho Mondays” feat. gogo boys & DJ Ryko (8pm)
  • CLUB CUMMING: Lance Horne (10pm)

BROOKLYN

QUEENS

NEW JERSEY


BALLROOM & KIKI | BEARS | BINGO | BRUNCH | BURLESQUE | CABARET | CIRCUIT PARTIES | CRUISING | DANCE PARTIES | DIVES | DRAG RACE STARS | DRAG SHOWS | DRINK N’ DRAW | FETISH | GAMES | GEEKY | GOGO BOYS | KARAOKE | LATIN | LESBIAN | LIVE MUSIC | OFF-BROADWAY | OPEN MIC | PAGEANTS & COMPETITIONS | PIANO BARS | SAFE SPACES | SCENE QUEENS | SPORTS BARS | TRIVIA | WATCH DRAG RACE

Save the Date | Full Calendar | Christmas

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Podcast: Porn God Hans Berlin Shoots His Star All Over Us

Freddie couldn’t make it today due to Reasons (he’ll be back next week!), so Shady Boss Lady Daniel Nardicio sits in to co-ho with Jim! They discuss the chaos and victories of the recent election, a funny naked party pic in HK, piping hot tea re: local nightlife gossip, and a little previewing of the new RedEyeNY and Daniel’s own upcoming podcast. Also *trigger warning* Dahmer, Sherry Pie and Nazis!? Of course.

Enter studio guest Hans Berlin, whom Daniel has a long history with! Hans is candid about his porn career, his costars, what he would do or not do on camera, starting out as 40-something in the biz, etc. We also talk a lot about his hit new original stage musical Shooting Star at 3 Dollar Bill: what inspired it and how close the plot was to his life (and who were the other characters based on?),  what Drag Race star was nearly in the cast, how to approach onstage nudity and sexuality, and all the reasons why you must see this delightful show now! And learn at the end how you can win TWO FREE TICKETS RIGHT NOW!

In the news: Miss Big Adam’s Apple 2022, a famous artist / nightlife royalty home in the EV goes on the market, and a MAGA asshole in Tulsa molotavs a donut shop cuz drag queens were there.

Email us: thotlight@redeyeny.com

Sunday (11.12.2022)

SUNDAY (11.12.2022) Your daily guide to New York and New Jersey nightlife programming.


UPTOWN / BRONX

HELL’S KITCHEN


COMING NOVEMBER 25TH TO KICK OFF YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON!
Daniel Nardicio presents Dina Martina (a.k.a. “The Second Lady of Entertainment”) will bring her famed holiday trainwreck of a show to Sony Hall for the first time since pre-Covid, and NYC is very ready for her. In this hysterically funny show, Martina blends a truly wondrous mix of questionable song, unnecessary dance, overburdened costumes, and side-splitting video to bring back your favorite holiday tradition. 
TIX HERE. THIRD SHOW (SAT 11/26) ADDED!


MIDTOWN EAST

CHELSEA

MEATPACKING

WEST VILLAGE



EAST VILLAGE / LES

TRIBECA / CHINATOWN / LOWER MANHATTAN

BROOKLYN

QUEENS

LONG ISLAND

NEW JERSEY


BALLROOM & KIKI | BEARS | BINGO | BRUNCH | BURLESQUE | CABARET | CIRCUIT PARTIES | CRUISING | DANCE PARTIES | DIVES | DRAG RACE STARS | DRAG SHOWS | DRINK N’ DRAW | FETISH | GAMES | GEEKY | GOGO BOYS | KARAOKE | LATIN | LESBIAN | LIVE MUSIC | OFF-BROADWAY | OPEN MIC | PAGEANTS & COMPETITIONS | PIANO BARS | SAFE SPACES | SCENE QUEENS | SPORTS BARS | TRIVIA | WATCH DRAG RACE

Save the Date | Full Calendar | Christmas

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Saturday (11.12.2022)

SATURDAY (11.12.2022) Your daily guide to New York queer nightlife.


UPTOWN / BRONX

HELL’S KITCHEN

MIDTOWN EAST / FLATIRON


COMING NOVEMBER 25TH TO KICK OFF YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON!
Daniel Nardicio presents Dina Martina (a.k.a. “The Second Lady of Entertainment”) will bring her famed holiday trainwreck of a show to Sony Hall for the first time since pre-Covid, and NYC is very ready for her. In this hysterically funny show, Martina blends a truly wondrous mix of questionable song, unnecessary dance, overburdened costumes, and side-splitting video to bring back your favorite holiday tradition. 
TIX HERE. THIRD SHOW (SAT 11/26) ADDED!


CHELSEA

MEATPACKING

WEST VILLAGE

EAST VILLAGE



BROOKLYN

QUEENS

NEW JERSEY


Want to unwind on Sundays after brunch with drinks and music and drag, not pay a fortune and still be home by Grown Folks Time? Cum to PLAYTHINGZ, an new Sunday daytime dance party (3-7pm) at Playhouse Bar in the West Village, with pop up shows from some of New York drag’s hottest new stars, care of Thotyssey NYC & Phil Chanel! Get all the deets here.

BALLROOM & KIKI | BEARS | BINGO | BRUNCH | BURLESQUE | CABARET | CIRCUIT PARTIES | CRUISING | DANCE PARTIES | DIVES | DRAG RACE STARS | DRAG SHOWS | DRINK N’ DRAW | FETISH | GAMES | GEEKY | GOGO BOYS | KARAOKE | LATIN | LESBIAN | LIVE MUSIC | OFF-BROADWAY | OPEN MIC | PAGEANTS & COMPETITIONS | PIANO BARS | SAFE SPACES | SCENE QUEENS | SPORTS BARS | TRIVIA | WATCH DRAG RACE

Save the Date | Full Calendar | Christmas

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Friday (11.11.2022)

FRIDAY (11.11.2022) Your daily guide to New York and New Jersey nightlife programming.


UPTOWN / BRONX

HELL’S KITCHEN

MIDTOWN EAST


COMING NOVEMBER 25TH TO KICK OFF YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON!
Daniel Nardicio presents Dina Martina (a.k.a. “The Second Lady of Entertainment”) will bring her famed holiday trainwreck of a show to Sony Hall for the first time since pre-Covid, and NYC is very ready for her. In this hysterically funny show, Martina blends a truly wondrous mix of questionable song, unnecessary dance, overburdened costumes, and side-splitting video to bring back your favorite holiday tradition. 
TIX HERE. THIRD SHOW (SAT 11/26) ADDED!


CHELSEA

MEATPACKING

WEST VILLAGE

EAST VILLAGE



BROOKLYN

QUEENS

NEW JERSEY


Want to unwind on Sundays after brunch with drinks and music and drag, not pay a fortune and still be home by Grown Folks Time? Cum to PLAYTHINGZ, an new Sunday daytime dance party (3-7pm) at Playhouse Bar in the West Village, with pop up shows from some of New York drag’s hottest new stars, care of Thotyssey NYC & Phil Chanel! Get all the deets here.

BALLROOM & KIKI | BEARS | BINGO | BRUNCH | BURLESQUE | CABARET | CIRCUIT PARTIES | CRUISING | DANCE PARTIES | DIVES | DRAG RACE STARS | DRAG SHOWS | DRINK N’ DRAW | FETISH | GAMES | GEEKY | GOGO BOYS | KARAOKE | LATIN | LESBIAN | LIVE MUSIC | OFF-BROADWAY | OPEN MIC | PAGEANTS & COMPETITIONS | PIANO BARS | SAFE SPACES | SCENE QUEENS | SPORTS BARS | TRIVIA | WATCH DRAG RACE

Save the Date | Full Calendar | Christmas

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Thursday (11.10.2022)

THURSDAY (11.10.2022) Your daily guide to New York queer nightlife events.


UPTOWN / BRONX

HELL’S KITCHEN

MIDTOWN EAST / FLATIRON

  • LIPS: “Divas Night” dinner shows feat. Jesse Volt & more (5pm)
  • TOWNHOUSE: Pianist Fred Barton (6pm)
  • UNCLE CHARLIE’S: Pianist Jordan Wolfe (7pm)

COMING NOVEMBER 25TH TO KICK OFF YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON!
Daniel Nardicio presents Dina Martina (a.k.a. “The Second Lady of Entertainment”) will bring her famed holiday trainwreck of a show to Sony Hall for the first time since pre-Covid, and NYC is very ready for her. In this hysterically funny show, Martina blends a truly wondrous mix of questionable song, unnecessary dance, overburdened costumes, and side-splitting video to bring back your favorite holiday tradition. 
TIX HERE. THIRD SHOW (SAT 11/26) ADDED!


CHELSEA

WEST VILLAGE

EAST VILLAGE

LOWER MANHATTAN / TRIBECA / CHINATOWN / FINANCIAL DISTRICT



BROOKLYN

QUEENS

NEW JERSEY


Want to unwind on Sundays after brunch with drinks and music and drag, not pay a fortune and still be home by Grown Folks Time? Cum to PLAYTHINGZ, an new Sunday daytime dance party (3-7pm) at Playhouse Bar in the West Village, with pop up shows from some of New York drag’s hottest new stars, care of Thotyssey NYC & Phil Chanel! Get all the deets here.


BALLROOM & KIKI | BEARS | BINGO | BRUNCH | BURLESQUE | CABARET | CIRCUIT PARTIES | CRUISING | DANCE PARTIES | DIVES | DRAG RACE STARS | DRAG SHOWS | DRINK N’ DRAW | FETISH | GAMES | GEEKY | GOGO BOYS | KARAOKE | LATIN | LESBIAN | LIVE MUSIC | OFF-BROADWAY | OPEN MIC | PAGEANTS & COMPETITIONS | PIANO BARS | SAFE SPACES | SCENE QUEENS | SPORTS BARS | TRIVIA | WATCH DRAG RACE

Save the Date | Full Calendar | Christmas

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On Point With: Lindsay Blowhan

From Virginia to Purchase to Brooklyn, queen Lindsay Blowhan’s unique brand of drag makes quite an impression wherever she goes. And now that she’s taking part in one of New York’s most demanding and dynamic drag competitions, be prepared to get blown away! [Cover photo: AJ Jordan]


Thotyssey: Hello Lindsay, thanks for chatting with us! So recently you were part of the November cycle premiere of Zavaleta’sBitchFest” competition… how did it go?

Lindsay Blowhan: Well, seeing as I made it into the Top 2 lip sync last night, I’d say it went all according to plan! Making it to Top 2 in the “Mime” challenge–when two of my fellow competitors are some of Brooklyn’s most recognizable clown / mime-esque drag performers–felt like a high honor!

It’s early in the process, but do you feel like your particular drag POV is served well by the merits of this competition? Like, is this an ideal platform for what you already do?

This is hilarious because I saw my promo photo compared to all the promo looks of my fellow competitors and I said to myself. “am I the Melissa Befierce of the season? Am I the stunningly gorgeous villain!?”

Anyway, I’m sure some would say no, because they see Zava and they think you, like, have to be the most Dragula you can be… or you really have to “break out of what you normally do.” But I knew this competition was for me the second I went to my first BitchFest as a patron back in February! I saw this space Zava was making for Brooklyn (and beyond) artists to give themselves fully to the art form. To fly and to fail and to grow, but like, most importantly… to be unapologetically you.

I’m also coming off a three fourths of a year performing hiatus, and I knew the scene had all but turned over. I was starting from the ground up, even though I had originally started performing in Brooklyn here and there around 2017. The gag is I have all these tricks up my sleeves that no one thinks I’m capable of (because they don’t know or remember me), and I’m incredibly excited to show everyone what I have in store for them! I don’t need to “break out of what I normally do,” because I know that what I do is inherently BitchFest.

[Photo: AJ Jordan]

Tell us a bit of your origin story, if you will! Where is your original hometown, and what were your interests growing up that may have put you on the Drag Path?

I am originally from The Pits of Hell… kidding (kinda), I’m actually originally from Richmond Virginia, born and raised. I was immediately very different from most “boys my age” because I was sensitive and artsy and theatrical and… a flaming homosexual (I was in the closet for a lot of it, but that closet was clearly on fire, ya know?).

I was really interested in theatre. But not really the musical kind (don’t tell the musical theatre gays I said that. Also if anyone sees me doing “Sonya Alone” from the smash hit Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812… well, you’re welcome). I remember being in theatre class and having to play the “boy” roles while doing scene work… and I was always so frustrated with them, to the point where no one thought I could “act” because I was never connecting with the roles. I was uncomfortable in them; I wanted to play the ladies! The fun, sometimes crazy, but always compelling female character journeys. Even my teacher knew I’d be better in the female roles, but for her job security we had to be subtle. I got to do some drag-ish things, but never the Full Monty.

But because my acting skills were not taking me anywhere in the boring male roles that were my only option, I quickly pivoted to playwriting. I read every play I could get my hand on from my teachers shelf until I knew how to write a play myself. And then finally, I could create the complex female and male and on-gendered characters that I wanted to see (and would want to play).

It got me to SUNY Purchase, where I studied playwriting and screenwriting… and by happenstance met the premiere SUNY Purchase drag queen at the time. Her name is Sherry Poppins. I vividly remember meeting her at her illegal Fall Ball (the school’s yearly drag competition) after party. I called her “Cher” because she had a dark wig on, and she did not like that.

A week later she invited a friend of mine to her place, and I got dragged along with!
By the end of the night she had painted my face for the very first time, and from then on it’s been history! I wasn’t Sherry’s first drag daughter… but I’m the only one that survived the SUNY Purchase days, and I am now the oldest daughter in the Haus. She was my biggest supporter from Day One in drag. She kept my fire going when I moved back to Virginia after college and went on a huge (essentially forced) drag hiatus.

We now live together in Astoria along with my partner, Mac. We quite literally turned the Haus of Poppins into a physical space, something we’ve kinda dreamed of for years. I love her endlessly, and I wouldn’t be the queen I am without her (and my drag auntie Qhrist Almighty’s) kindness, generosity, and belief in me as a performer.


Is there anything you want to say about why you took that break from drag while in Virginia, or is it a private matter?

It’s not really private… just not as interesting, I guess! The Richmond scene can be very toxic when it comes to performers like me (someone who from the beginning was baptized in full-on weirdo Brooklyn drag). Everyone there was trying to “change” me in ways that were not serving what my drag is to me, and how I wanted to do it. So I knew the entire time I was there that I wasn’t really going to be able to perform.

I worked at a thrift store for a lot of that time, though! I used that time wisely to stock up on really cool garments, and to grow my drag aesthetically. Some of the garments I got then are getting their first wears in this competition, which is exciting and fulfilling and kinda full circle!

Explain to us, if you can, what exactly the Lindsay Blowhan experience is today as far as the types of numbers you like to do and the looks you serve.

Well, I was “raised” to appreciate all kinds of drag… and so in ways, I think that’s exactly what you get from me. If I want to do it, I’m more-likely-than-not gonna do it. I guess the easiest way to put it is: If you think I’m conceptual, I am. If you think I’m artsy, I am. If you think I’m serving c*nt, I am. If you think I’m giving fashion, I am. If you think I’m trash, I am. And if you think there is something I can’t do? I can’t wait to see your jaw on the floor when I do it. In the words of Mia Goth as Pearl, “I’M A STARRR!”

I would be remiss if I didn’t use this section to credit the artists that inspire me and remind me to always keep going and be unapologetically myself with their own art. Drag performers like: Untitled Queen, Patti Spliff, Charlene, Lucy Balls, Ragamuffin, Miz Jade, Sherry Poppins, Qhrist Almighty, Devo Monique, Heaven Ender, Essence, ShowPonii and so many more!

This Saturday you’ll be at C’mon Everybody, stepping in to co-produce the long-running “STR8 to DVD” drag revue alongside Sherry, Qhrist and DJ Sam “Ten Yards” Branman!

Super excited to be back at home with my drag family for their six year long running monthly Brooklyn drag party! This month you can expect: corn-on-the-cob, collard greens, mashed potatoes (mashing not included), some gravy-stained special guests, enough of Sherry Poppin’s signature Long Island Iced Tea to kill a small elephant–and hey, if we’re lucky, Sam might even fist the turkey!

And then BitchFest is every Sunday at C’mon until the End of November finale… are you in it to win it?

Oh, baby, I’ve already won it!


What else is coming up for you?

Who knows!! But I would keep my eyes peeled for a little mother-daughter-mayhem some time in the near future!

Yay! Lastly: as we approach the next big Holiday, your namesake inspo Lindsay Lohan has re-recorded her Mean Girls Christmas anthem and will soon appear in a Christmas movie. Should Mariah feel threatened by these movements, or is there room for multiple Christmas queens?

It’s funny you mention that! My runway for next week’s BitchFest may be plucking some inspiration from this! Look, Mariah and Ms. Lohan are bringing the Christmas joy for sure… this season and every season! But there is one true Christmas queen who reigns supreme in my heart, and that queen …is Audrey Phoenix!

No lies! Thanks, Lindsay!


[Photo: Mac Todd]

Check Thotyssey’s calendar for Lindsay Blowhan’s upcoming appearances, and follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Wednesday (11.9.2022)

WEDNESDAY (11.9.2022) Your daily guide to New York nightlife.


UPTOWN / BRONX

HELL’S KITCHEN

MIDTOWN EAST

CHELSEA

MEATPACKING

WEST VILLAGE / SOHO

EAST VILLAGE / LES

TRIBECA / LOWER MANHATTAN / FINANCIAL DISTRICT

BROOKLYN

QUEENS

WESTCHESTER

NEW JERSEY


BALLROOM & KIKI | BEARS | BINGO | BRUNCH | BURLESQUE | CABARET | CIRCUIT PARTIES | CRUISING | DANCE PARTIES | DIVES | DRAG RACE STARS | DRAG SHOWS | DRINK N’ DRAW | FETISH | GAMES | GEEKY | GOGO BOYS | KARAOKE | LATIN | LESBIAN | LIVE MUSIC | OFF-BROADWAY | OPEN MIC | PAGEANTS & COMPETITIONS | PIANO BARS | SAFE SPACES | SCENE QUEENS | SPORTS BARS | TRIVIA | WATCH DRAG RACE

Save the Date | Full Calendar | Christmas

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On Point With: A’Nylah The Doll

Polish the Queen’s latest cycle winner has got a new weekly experience to share with you, care of Playhouse, Phil Chanel & Thotyssey NYC… get ready for A’Nylah The Doll” Va’ton Bonét Andrews to be one of your favorite Playthingz!


Thotyssey: Hello A’Nylah, thanks for chatting today! How are you enjoying this unseasonably delightful weather?

A’Nylah the Doll: Hello! It’s my pleasure hunny, and I’m enjoying the weather so far!

By the way, belated congratulations on winning Season 9 of Polish the Queen at Playhouse Bar! Tell us about that whole Polish journey, and how you enjoyed that experience.

With me moving to New Jersey from Mississippi and entering the New York drag world in December of 2021, it truly has been the source of many eye-openers as far as different types of drag. And with the help of my close drag friends / sisters, Sheneeda Dickson and Lanyé Armön and also many of my drag family here and back in Mississippi, I’ve been able to explore different avenues to take for my own creativity.

Sheneeda, being last season’s winner, has definitely taken me under her wing in polishing me for “Polish The Queen,” as well as so many others. Polish has shown me nothing but love and growth within myself and my drag. From the judges critiques to the warmth and words of encouragement I’ve received since I started doing Polish, I’ve just been embracing and taking in every moment. It has truly been fulfilling!


What inspired you to take up drag in the first place?

After I graduated high school in 2012, I started to really embrace my femininity… something I tried my best to hide throughout high school. Like so many others, I went through many trials and tribulations, hunny!

I relocated from my hometown, and met a group of people who expressed and celebrated who they were through the art of drag. All I could see were glamorous and glowing human beings pouring their hearts out on a stage for a crowd to see and it. It reminded me of that feeling I got from when I did theatre in high school–that feeling of relief that I’ve somehow let go of anything I’m struggling with mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually by emptying my big bag of feelings on stage in front of firsthand witnesses!

The drag family I joined is extremely large! And I have seen true family traits and characteristics shared among them and to me. So if it was not for them, I would have never figured out the key to doing good drag–which, in my opinion, is expressing how you feel through the music that speaks to you, but still having fun while doing it.

Is there a story behind your name?

My full name is A’Nylah Va’ton Bonét Andrews, aka A’Nylah The Doll. My first Gay Mom is the one who named me A’Nylah, and the last names came from my Gay Dad who also does female impersonations, and my other Drag Mom who performs as well.

Keeping in mind that you are certainly still in a work in progress, how might you describe your performing style and looks to folks today?

My performing style is electric, hunny! Emotional, energetic, and charismatic. I would consider my aesthetic sexy, glamorous–pure and simple southern beauty child!

Do you have a favorite number to do these days?

My favorite number to perform is “Baby I’m a Star” by Tina Turner; it definitely leaves me out of breath, but it surely states who and what I feel I am, and what I dream to become.


So exciting news… you’re going to be part of an all-new revue at Playhouse Bar called “Playthingz” starting November 13th! It’ll be every Sunday from 3-7pm, featuring music by VJ OhRicky and performances throughout the day from a cast of queens including Lana Del Trey, Milan Garçon, Taraye and yourself! Pietra Parker will be the regular host, but Victoria Holiday fills in for the premiere. Polish the Queen’s producer Phil Chanel and myself will be producing! This is gonna so amazing and exciting!

I am beyond excited! Since I have started my journey in New York, it always looked and seemed so difficult to get to where I am today. Through my journey, I have met these lovely queens and cannot wait to kiki with them! I do feel like my chemistry with each of them is fluid, so I know the show will be fun and refreshing. I can not thank Phil, Playhouse, and you guys enough for giving me an opportunity like this. And a special thanks to my drag sisters and family, near and far, blood or no blood for support and love!

You also have another fun gig coming up: “Throw It Back” at 3 Dollar Bill on November 18th! This is another large cast of queens, taking us back to the day with some retro numbers. Tell us more!

Well, I have never been to 3 Dollar Bill but I have only heard great things. The young and talented Cinét Jacksöne has gotten together a group of queens–including me–to be a part of her Janet Jackson tribute and 90s throwback show. I’m definitely excited! She’s such a inspiration to watch, and I am more than elated to join her. She is a Janet Jackson stan, and I guarantee she knows every Janet dance move, hunny! I have met and witnessed a couple of the queens performing, so you do not want to miss it. It is going to be full of good entertainment, and hits from the 90s!

Anything else coming up for you?

I do plan on hitting the pageant world soon, but that is definitely in due time.

We will keep our eyes open for that! Okay lastly: what’s the most important thing you learned about drag since you started?

Drag has taught me how to love who and what I am without any conditions… because you never know who you will inspire and help to heal.

Thanks A’Nylah, see you Sunday!


Check Thotyssey’s calendar for A’Nylah the Doll’s upcoming appearances, and follow her on Instagram.

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Tuesday (11.8.2022)

TUESDAY (11.8.2022) Your daily guide to NYC nightlife programming.


UPTOWN / BRONX

HELL’S KITCHEN



MIDTOWN EAST

CHELSEA

WEST VILLAGE / SOHO

EAST VILLAGE

LOWER MANHATTAN / FINANCIAL DISTRICT



BROOKLYN

QUEENS

WESTCHESTER

NEW JERSEY


Want to unwind on Sundays after brunch with drinks and music and drag, not pay a fortune and still be home by Grown Folks Time? Cum to PLAYTHINGZ, an new Sunday daytime dance party (3-7pm) at Playhouse Bar in the West Village, with pop up shows from some of New York drag’s hottest new stars, care of Thotyssey NYC & Phil Chanel! Get all the deets here.


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BALLROOM & KIKI | BEARS | BINGO | BRUNCH | BURLESQUE | CABARET | CIRCUIT PARTIES | CRUISING | DANCE PARTIES | DIVES | DRAG RACE STARS | DRAG SHOWS | DRINK N’ DRAW | FETISH | GAMES | GEEKY | GOGO BOYS | KARAOKE | LATIN | LESBIAN | LIVE MUSIC | OFF-BROADWAY | OPEN MIC | PAGEANTS & COMPETITIONS | PIANO BARS | SAFE SPACES | SCENE QUEENS | SPORTS BARS | TRIVIA | WATCH DRAG RACE

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On Point With: Brik Olson

A longtime NYC nightlifer who’s assumed many roles in the scene over the years, blonde bombshell Brik Olson is currently crushing it in the DJ booths of venues across the city!


Thotyssey: Hello Brik, thanks for chatting with us today! So how was your Halloween?

Brik Olson: My Halloween was phenomenal–many fun DJ gigs, and a really fun performance at 3 Dollar Bill with Boy Radio’s crew doing a Rocky Horror shadowcast, which is always my favorite thing. I love Halloween and doing fun and crazy parties with my nightlife family!

Who did you play in the shadowcast?

I played Brad. He’s a character I identify with in many ways, and have been typecast many times. I’m often seen as a bit square by some nightlife folks, while being seen as weird by some of my non-nightlife friends.

So you do a lot of things in this biz: you DJ, you host events… actually, in your own words, how would you describe your role in nightlife today?

I think I best described it one night when I walked into Happyfun Hideaway in Bushwick (a place I DJ’ed at a lot before the pandemic) and Macy Rodman introduced me to some of the new bartenders. I said “I’m not a regular, but I’m a veteran!” I’ve really done everything from doorperson, host, promoter, bar manager, bartender, singer, performer, DJ, nightlife photographer, and more… I guess I could say my role is NYC nightlife savant.

What bar did you manage?

This crazy two story dive in the LES called Leftfield. It started as a rock bar, but we quickly pivoted to an “Everybody Everybody” spot (to quote my bestie Jermaine Jagger) as I began booking drag queens, trans performers and hosts… many of whom I continued to book at other shows, like my now defunct (RIP) cabaret / salon Cabinet27.

Where are you from originally, and how did you begin as a creative person?

I spent the early years of my life in the Bay Area living in a wealthy suburb. Then my single mom decided she didn’t like the values of the corporate / advertising world, so we moved to Oregon to live with my grandparents on their horse ranch. I was a weird little kid in rural Oregon and a bit snobby, but ranches have a way of bringing you down to earth very quickly. My grandmother was very artistic, as is my mom, so I’d like to think I got it from them. I also got a great singing voice from my father, so I got put in voice and theater lessons early on.

Did you ever act in productions, or write and record music?

I toured with a children’s theater company for a year after college, and have been in many small shows in the East Village (I once had to get fully naked on stage for a Lanford Wilson one act) and have had the pleasure of performing on stage and on camera with friends like Macy Rodman, Paul Iacono, Sophia Lamar, Michael Cavadias, Chelsea Piers and more. I’ve also sung backup on jazz albums, but have never done a solo project… though that may change soon!

Have you had an overall favorite experience in nightlife over the years?

This is a tough one! It would have to be either my longtime friend and nightlife genius Ladyfag throwing that Shibuya themed fashion week party for Alexander Wang in the South Street Seaport mall where Nicki Minaj performed and gave us a shout out as her “pretty boy crew” (lol)–or–the Halloween party at the giant mansion and abandoned school outside the city that was produced by my husband Derek’s brilliant creative agency Matte Projects along with Club Called Rhonda. There were something like 30 rooms, all individually designed to be a different party vibe.

But also maybe just the nights going out with my hilarious and weirdo friends, just seeing where the night takes us.

What are your general thoughts about the state of nightlife today? Is it still exciting, diverse, promising, creative, etc.? What’s good and what’s bad?

Nightlife in NYC is currently so much fun. My DJ partner and BFF Dinah Fire and I have been talking about this a lot lately. It feels like a healthy and diverse ecosystem, even within each neighborhood. I’ve been working in HK a lot lately, and seeing how much things have changed excites me. We aren’t told to play only pop music, and audiences are looking to go on more of a journey with you. You used to only find that in specific spots in Brooklyn for the adventurous, but now it seems everyone is wanting the artistry! As for what is bad? Maybe just GHB.

Tell us about DJing with Dinah! You’ve had monthly nights at the Rosemont, among other gigs. What’s your collective sound like, and where can we see you next?

Dinah and I met at Mood Ring in 2021 on their first night opening back up post-pandemic. Musclecars was playing that night. I complimented her on her Betty Davis (the funk musician) tattoo, and we started talking about music. We became fast friends and a later started The Rage as a DJ duo where we fuse my love of disco and 90s house with her love of punk and 2000s rock, all with a twist of pop on top. We have so much fun, and embrace the chaos of these times where many audiences aren’t satisfied with just one genre. That said, we lean in one direction more than the other depending on the vibe! It’s an experience!

The Rage are the resident DJs every Friday at Industry Bar in HK and monthly Sundays at The Rosemont in Brooklyn. Our first mixtape will be dropping this fall, and we’ll be putting out some remixes of our friends’ music soon… so be sure to follow us!

Can you give us a rundown of all the shows and parties you DJ… and if you have any live performances on the horizon?

Yeah! I do lots of solo DJ gigs for some phenomenal drag artists and performers: Playhouse on Sundays with Castrata and Essence and Tuesdays with Ruby Roo, The Q on Thursdays with Andrew Barrett Cox’s “Apocalypse Noir,” and Hardware on Fridays with Catrina Lovelace. As for performance, Boy Radio and I are talking about some new shows on the horizon. And lastly, some collabs w my bestie Macy Rodman coming up!

Very exciting! Okay lastly… whatcha want for Christmas, lol?

Weird, I was just thinking about that before you asked. A money clip for all these tips I’ve been getting at the gigs, lol!

Thanks, Brik!


Check Thotyssey’s calendar for Brik Olson’s upcoming appearances, and follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

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Monday (11.7.2022)

MONDAY (11.7.2022) Your daily guide to New York City nightlife programming.


UPTOWN / BRONX

HELL’S KITCHEN

CHELSEA

WEST VILLAGE

EAST VILLAGE / SOHO

BROOKLYN

QUEENS

NEW JERSEY


BALLROOM & KIKI | BEARS | BINGO | BRUNCH | BURLESQUE | CABARET | CIRCUIT PARTIES | CRUISING | DANCE PARTIES | DIVES | DRAG RACE STARS | DRAG SHOWS | DRINK N’ DRAW | FETISH | GAMES | GEEKY | GOGO BOYS | KARAOKE | LATIN | LESBIAN | LIVE MUSIC | OFF-BROADWAY | OPEN MIC | PAGEANTS & COMPETITIONS | PIANO BARS | SAFE SPACES | SCENE QUEENS | SPORTS BARS | TRIVIA | WATCH DRAG RACE

Save the Date | Full Calendar | Christmas

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Bar Babe of the Month: San Pedro at Hush

One of New York nightlife’s sexiest gentle giants, San Pedro is currently serving it at Hush! [Cover Photo: Henry Castro]


Bar(s) that I work at: Hush Bar

How long I’ve worked there: 9 months

What are my shifts: Thursday, Friday and Saturday with some other special days depending on the invents

What makes this bar great: The diversity. Management is great and co-workers are fun to work with.

Best drink I make: That]s a hard one. I will say all but my margaritas are top notch

I love it when customers: Are patient

I hate it when customers: Rude and entitled

Craziest thing Ive seen here: Nothing…I been bartending for a long time I think I seen it all.

Other places I’ve worked: G Lounge, Splash, the Eagle

My hometown: NYC

Stuff I do when Im not bartending: Work out and movies

Single or Taken: as of right now, single

Who/what turns me on: maturity and kindness; also somebody who takes care of his body.

Favorite music: Love it all.

Favorite movie or TV show: All the super hero ones. Tv show breaking bad

Favorite drag queen: I don’t watch lots of drag, but have the pleasure to be working with Peachez and she is awesome.

My drag name would be: LMAO, never though about… how about you give it to me!

Favorite gogo boy: Don’t have any

Favorite DJ: Too many to mention specific one.

Other stuff you need to know about me: Don’t be afraid to approach me if you see me; I may be big but I’m a gentle giant.

Follow me on: Facebook & Instagram


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Podcast: Real Talk with Wombat Rider Glace Chase!

Jim & Freddie spill tea on jury duty, new gigs, Hans Berlin’s new musical Shooting Star, and Halloween antics. And wait, did someone just book Sherry Pie?

Then it’s time to chat with the hilarious Glace Chase, recent star of The Village: A Disco Musical who’s about to star in an outrageous one woman show of her very own at ParksideGlace’s Big Things (there’s still some tickets left)! Jim met Australian native Glace when she was hosting a macabre tour of the West Village armed with a stiletto on a stick, and these days when she’s not doing savage scripted stage shows she’s hosting Tribeca’s wildest karaoke and a fun viewing party in Brooklyn.  There’s some obligatory Drag Race shit talk, of course. And how do orgies and wombat riding figure into Glace’s Big Things? And what exactly ARE those big things, anyway?

In the news: Rise Bar is robbed, a Halloween Nazi asshole is chased out of an iconic NYC venue, a NYC gal places in Miss Black Universe, the Gay City News Impact Awards, Selena Gomez returns to Waverly Place and RIP queer country legend Patrick Haggerty of Lavender Country.

Send  love, hate, questions and scoops to thotlight@redeyeny.com!

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New Event: Thotyssey & Phil Chanel’s Sunday Playthingz!

Wanna dance after brunch on Sunday? Wanna see some of the city’s best new queens on the rise turn fierce numbers without having to sit through a whole show? Wanna keep those mimosas and margaritas pouring cheaply and frequently? And do you wanna be done by 7pm??? We’ve got you, girl!

Starting Sunday, November 13, Thotyssey joins forces with Phil Chanel to bring you Playthingz at Playhouse Bar, a new weekly event where you can dance from 3pm to 7pm and watch pop-up shows from drag slayers:

Dance to the video beats of Playhouse’s in-house music man VJ OhRicky! And drink happy hour margaritas and mimosas for $6 each! Party’s done by 7pm, but if you wanna stay a little longer we’ve got one of Sunday’s best parties “Showtunes in the City” turning it out right after!

Come Play with us every Sunday, starting NEXT WEEK!

Sunday (11.6.2022)

SUNDAY (11.6.2022) Your daily guide to New York and New Jersey nightlife programming.


UPTOWN / BRONX

HELL’S KITCHEN


COMING NOVEMBER 25TH TO KICK OFF YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON!
Daniel Nardicio presents Dina Martina (a.k.a. “The Second Lady of Entertainment”) will bring her famed holiday trainwreck of a show to Sony Hall for the first time since pre-Covid, and NYC is very ready for her. In this hysterically funny show, Martina blends a truly wondrous mix of questionable song, unnecessary dance, overburdened costumes, and side-splitting video to bring back your favorite holiday tradition. 
TIX HERE. THIRD SHOW (SAT 11/26) ADDED!


MIDTOWN EAST

CHELSEA

MEATPACKING

WEST VILLAGE



EAST VILLAGE / LES

TRIBECA / CHINATOWN / LOWER MANHATTAN

BROOKLYN

QUEENS

LONG ISLAND

NEW JERSEY


BALLROOM & KIKI | BEARS | BINGO | BRUNCH | BURLESQUE | CABARET | CIRCUIT PARTIES | CRUISING | DANCE PARTIES | DIVES | DRAG RACE STARS | DRAG SHOWS | DRINK N’ DRAW | FETISH | GAMES | GEEKY | GOGO BOYS | KARAOKE | LATIN | LESBIAN | LIVE MUSIC | OFF-BROADWAY | OPEN MIC | PAGEANTS & COMPETITIONS | PIANO BARS | SAFE SPACES | SCENE QUEENS | SPORTS BARS | TRIVIA | WATCH DRAG RACE

Save the Date | Full Calendar | Christmas

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Saturday (11.4.2022)

SATURDAY (11.4.2022) Your daily guide to New York queer nightlife.


UPTOWN / BRONX

HELL’S KITCHEN

MIDTOWN EAST / FLATIRON


COMING NOVEMBER 25TH TO KICK OFF YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON!
Daniel Nardicio presents Dina Martina (a.k.a. “The Second Lady of Entertainment”) will bring her famed holiday trainwreck of a show to Sony Hall for the first time since pre-Covid, and NYC is very ready for her. In this hysterically funny show, Martina blends a truly wondrous mix of questionable song, unnecessary dance, overburdened costumes, and side-splitting video to bring back your favorite holiday tradition. 
TIX HERE. THIRD SHOW (SAT 11/26) ADDED!


CHELSEA

MEATPACKING

WEST VILLAGE

EAST VILLAGE



BROOKLYN

QUEENS

LONG ISLAND

NEW JERSEY

BALLROOM & KIKI | BEARS | BINGO | BRUNCH | BURLESQUE | CABARET | CIRCUIT PARTIES | CRUISING | DANCE PARTIES | DIVES | DRAG RACE STARS | DRAG SHOWS | DRINK N’ DRAW | FETISH | GAMES | GEEKY | GOGO BOYS | KARAOKE | LATIN | LESBIAN | LIVE MUSIC | OFF-BROADWAY | OPEN MIC | PAGEANTS & COMPETITIONS | PIANO BARS | SAFE SPACES | SCENE QUEENS | SPORTS BARS | TRIVIA | WATCH DRAG RACE

Save the Date | Full Calendar | Christmas

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Friday (11.4.2022)

FRIDAY (11.4.2022) Your daily guide to New York and New Jersey nightlife programming.


UPTOWN / BRONX

HELL’S KITCHEN

MIDTOWN EAST


COMING NOVEMBER 25TH TO KICK OFF YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON!
Daniel Nardicio presents Dina Martina (a.k.a. “The Second Lady of Entertainment”) will bring her famed holiday trainwreck of a show to Sony Hall for the first time since pre-Covid, and NYC is very ready for her. In this hysterically funny show, Martina blends a truly wondrous mix of questionable song, unnecessary dance, overburdened costumes, and side-splitting video to bring back your favorite holiday tradition. 
TIX HERE. THIRD SHOW (SAT 11/26) ADDED!


CHELSEA

MEATPACKING

WEST VILLAGE

EAST VILLAGE



BROOKLYN

QUEENS

NEW JERSEY

BALLROOM & KIKI | BEARS | BINGO | BRUNCH | BURLESQUE | CABARET | CIRCUIT PARTIES | CRUISING | DANCE PARTIES | DIVES | DRAG RACE STARS | DRAG SHOWS | DRINK N’ DRAW | FETISH | GAMES | GEEKY | GOGO BOYS | KARAOKE | LATIN | LESBIAN | LIVE MUSIC | OFF-BROADWAY | OPEN MIC | PAGEANTS & COMPETITIONS | PIANO BARS | SAFE SPACES | SCENE QUEENS | SPORTS BARS | TRIVIA | WATCH DRAG RACE

Save the Date | Full Calendar | Christmas

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On Point With: Charlie Wo

Serving masc, femme, everything in between and beyond with their stage looks, Charlie Wo is strongly repping the new wave of New York drag. [Cover photo: @thedragcrawl]


Thotyssey: Hi Charlie! Thanks for chatting with us today! How was your Halloween?

Charlie Wo: Hey hey! My Halloween was fun… got enough candy to last me until next Halloween!

I said that too, but I’m almost out already, lo1! Did you do any nightlife stuff?

This past Saturday for Halloweekend we (me, Janae SaisQuoi, and Nani Tsunami) had our weekly show “The Cookout,” and this past Saturday’s theme was Halloween. So I dressed as Beetlejuice, and performed some numbers from Rocky Horror and a scene from Scary Movie. You know, the one when she’s in the movie theater, lol!


Could you tell us a bit of your origin story? Where are you from originally, and what were your earliest interests in regards to art and performing?

I’m originally from Brooklyn–the East New York area–but for about the past ten years I’ve been living in Long Island. I first started performing in middle school when my best friend at the time forced me to join the school play. At first, I thought it was not for me at all… but once I got on stage, a monster was born. Even though I only had one line that entire play I livedddd. I was never really a great singer or dancer, but I always loved being on stage after that. So when I found the art of drag, I was hooked. I became a super fan until I found the courage to finally try it out myself one day.

I used to always force my family to watch me lip sync to songs, and do these rinky-dink performances rapped in med sheets and towels for hair. And honestly, not much has changed since!

How did your own drag career begin, and where?

I had heard about “Drag Wars” over at Pieces Bar online, so one Monday night I went and signed up. I remember my tights were so sheer, you can see my whole hip pad poking out, my makeup was very simplistic, and my body suit was a tad too big. But queens backstage were actually very nice and helped me get myself a bit together, and I went out and performed to “You Outta Know” by Alanis Morissette. I, of course, did not place anywhere near the top that night… but I had so much fun. That was in December of 2019.

I continued to perform at “Drag Wars” pretty regularly until March 2020 when the shutdown began; then my drag became mostly digital. I’d record videos for online shows, or do Instagram Live shows. But I managed to keep my drag alive during the pandemic.

Who or what inspired your drag name?

Charlie Wo originally started out as my poetry alias: the “Charlie” actually stems from RuPaul Charles, and the “Wo” comes from my high school creative writing teacher, Mr. Wojcik. He always pushed me to continue to be creative, and not worry about following the path people think I should be taking. So I put it all together: “Charlie Wo.” I also wanted a name that was gender neutral, so once I started to perform I just used my poetry alias as my drag name as well.

You perform in masc, femme and non-binary looks. Do you choose your looks to match your numbers, or vice versa, or is it random?

I usually base my character off of how I’m feeling. I identify as non-binary, so some days I do feel very masculine, so I may perform as a king that night. But sometimes I also enjoy being very femme and sensual. And sometimes, I just feel like coming as I feel… which may be purple or green, lol! My drag is usually me performing emotions that I feel like I can’t express as my regular self. So I love to be expressive with how I present myself, and the fluidity in Charlie’s gender. Although I do always say my femme and masc alter egos would make one hell of a hot couple!

Have you had a favorite onstage moment?

The first time I did my balloon swallow trick. I was competing in a drag competition and performed to “Perfect Illusion” by Lady Gaga, and I blew up a balloon about a foot and half long and swallowed it… and the crowd was so gagged. It was amazing.

Skills! How might you describe Charlie Wo today, as a performer?

Charlie Wo is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re gonna get, but you’ll leave with a smile on your face! I try to make an effort to also bring a message along with my performance, touching base on important topics–whether rights for black and brown trans people, reproductive rights, or mental health. I try to incorporate meaning into the madness to make my stage time worthwhile. I still feel like I’m very young in my journey, and even I’m excited to see what’s in store for the future of Charlie Wo.

You’ve done shows in Brooklyn and Queens, but now you’re officially a Manhattan dragperson as you’ve joined the cast of The Cookout, with Nani Tsunami and Janae Saisquoi, Saturday nights at The Q! What can you tell us about that show?

I’m so excited, this is my first time being apart of a weekly show. The Cookout is a celebration of black queerness for everyone to come and enjoy; we’re serving up a variety of goodness. Janae is the dancing diva, Nani serves thick sex on a platter, and I’ll be there serving stupidly! Each week will hold a different exciting theme for all of our numbers to be based of off. We love to highlight artists of color while all being performers of color, and engaging in fun unique crowd games. It’s summer all year round at The Cookout!


Werk! What else is coming up for you?

I came in first place at last night’s “Takes the Cake” competition and will be competing in the finale in January. And besides that, I’m just taking it one booking at a time!

Excellent! Okay lastly… what’s a song what’s your best advice for a baby drag person just starting out in NYC?

Make sure you’re doing drag that you enjoy. To remember that as long as you’re having fun and being your most authentic self, that that should be their priority. A crown or sash won’t mean anything if you’re not being true to yourself.

Thanks, Charlie!


Check Thotyssey’s calendar for Charlie Wo’s upcoming appearances, and follow them on Instagram.

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