- Lexi Lush: Just because it's illegal, doesn't mean it's wrong
I’m just a small town girl living in a high tech digital world. Lexi Lush wasn’t raised by parents; she was raised by a television set. When asked who her parents are she is often confused … sometimes she’s J.R. Ewing’s long lost daughter, and other times remembers bunking with Joe and Blair while the smell of Ms.Garrett’s cookies warmed a winter afternoon.
Lexi Lush began her drag career in Fresno, California. And for those of you who don’t know where Fresno is I commend you. Drag back then was about shock value. Wal-Mart at 3:00 a.m., family parks in see through dresses for an evening stroll, or just getting up in face to scare the neighbors whose kids you grew up playing with. I wasn’t old enough to perform in local clubs so my drag career was pretty short-lived. I did enter a few local pageants and won them hands down, but quite honestly there wasn’t much competition. That Miranda Michaels and her arm flailing performance of Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right but It’s Okay” the remix wasn’t cutting it, and then there was “no wig no win” as I referred to her, among others. Lexi was a show stopper, because in those days, in that time period, drag was all about “daytime realness”. Drag ended as soon as I moved to the city by the bay, I was enthralled with the culture of San Francisco, and left drag behind….
Well bitches I’ve dusted off my heels, and sharpened my black eyeliner pencil. The queen has risen from the grave…. And this time realness is only one course of the dinner I’m serving. Your country breakfast is ready. Meow Meow.
- "What other people think of me is none of my god damned business" - Rupaul