Sunday, August 11, 2013

09/14: FAUX QUEEN PAGEANT 2013: Sisters Grimm

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PRESS CONTACT:  Tria Connell at triaconnell@me.com
PRESS PHOTOS:  Hi-res available HERE; photographer Kent Taylor, kenttaylorphotography.com

Bea Dazzler & L. Ron Hubby present
in association with the KLUBSTiTUTE KOLLECTiVE
FAUX QUEEN PAGEANT 2013:  
Sisters Grimm
The Original Contest for Drag Queens Trapped in Women’s Bodies


artwork by Myla Baker
photo by Kent Taylor Photography
WHEN:       
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Doors @ 7p
Pie Eating Contest @ 7:30p
Pageant @ 8p
Winner’s Circle @ 10p
 
WHERE:   
Slim’s
333 - 11th St, SF
slimspresents.com

TIX:
$15 in Advance
$20 at the door
AGES 6 and up WELCOME!

INFO:       


SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Once upon a time, in a city by a bay, the fiercest faux queens in the kingdom vied for their own happy ending!  This September 14, 2013, Bea Dazzler brings the FAUX QUEEN PAGEANT out of the woods and onto the stage at Slim’s!

“Wacky, wonderful... WAY over the top,” exclaims Reuters on CNN.com.


model Lady Satan
photo by Kent Taylor Photo
The Faux Queen Pageant is an "only-in-SF" glamour contest started in 1995 by Diet Popstitute and Ruby Toosday, continued by the KLUBSTiTUTE KOLLECTiVE, that benefits many local community organizations. Originally intended for female female-impersonators, that is, women-pretending-to-be-men-pretending-to-be-women, the FQP has been restored by title winner Bea Dazzler, becoming a celebration for women drag performers in their own right.

This year, Bea Dazzler teams up with the one-of-a-kind performer L. Ron Hubby to bring you this season of the witch; and candidates will compete with a “Sisters Grimm” theme, a world of fractured fairy tales where the princess rescues herself with for own happy ending!

Contestants contend in two categories:  the Fairy Tale Couture fashion walk, and the Talent Competition.  (PSST!  Audience members can pick their favorite performer for a special Audience Favorite Prize with points granted with each dollar tipped!)

model Bea Dazzler
photo by Kent Taylor Photo
Fauxs vie for fabulous prize packages and baskets of goodies from donors including:  Heklina of Trannyshack, Retrofit, Kent Taylor Photography, and more!--but only one will rise victorious and walk away with the title, FAUX QUEEN 2013!  This year’s pageant is definitely not by the book!

Celebrity MC’s: Heklina, from the famed club Trannyshack, and FQP 2000 Winner Windy Plains.

Celebrity Judges include:  Drag cultural envoy Holy McGrail, fearless performer Trixxxie Carr, FQP 2012 winner Lady Satan, Kegel Kator, Brandi Amara Skyy, grand dame drag Ruby Toosday, Martiny, and the Glama-rama’s maven of style Deena Davenport.

"The FQP has grown over the years into a now stunning display of eyelashes, sequins, and feathers. Oh, and of course drag queens trapped in the bodies of real girls, all battling it out for the coveted title. If last year’s competition is anything to go by, this year will be further proof that it no longer matters what gender you are, just that once you set foot on that stage, you MUST bring it!”  -- Heklina, of trannyshack.com

model L. Ron Hubby
photo by Kent Taylor Photo
“Not only is the FQP fun and incredible, it has historic importance, in that the Faux Queen phenomenon was born here, and is growing by leaps and bounds!  I am so thankful that Bea Dazzler has brought it back!” -- Deena Davenport, an Original Faux Queen and maven of the Glama-rama Hair Salon.

FAUX QUEEN PAGEANT 2013 will be on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Slim’s, 333 - 11th St, SF.  Doors open at 7pm; Pageant @ 8pm; Winner’s Circle @ 10pm; with dancing until the ball is over at 12midnight when everyone turns back into pumpkins.  Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance at fauxqueenpageant.brownpapertickets.com.

The FQP has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local organizations and this year’s beneficiaries are Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue (mickaboo.org), SaveABunny (saveabunny.org) and Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent, Inc. (womaninc.org).

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ABOUT BEA DAZZLER:  Tria Connell was born in Columbus Ohio "in the heart of it all".  She received a BA in Fashion Design from the University of Cincinnati.  Tria moved to San Francisco after Graduation in 1995 where she set about finding her place in the universe.  In 1996 she met Joshua Grannell and Peaches Christ, she was enamored by her alternaDrag and began designing Costumes for Peaches and working on the long running Midnight Mass with your Hostess Peaches Christ event. to the present, she has done everything from perform on stage to costume design, to co-produce.  In 1997 Tria was introduced by Joshua to a club called Trannyshack and something called a "Faux Queen" Thrilled that there was a way for her to perform onstage imitating a Drag Queen she adopted the name Bea Dazzler (after one of her favorite things, Sorvoski Crystal Rhinestones) and began performing. She entered and Won the 4th annual Faux Queen Pageant in 1998.  Today Tria continues to produce the Faux Queen Pageant, bringing it to a new generation of Faux Queens, as well as designing one of a kind costumes for San Francisco's Drag Stars!

ABOUT L. RON HUBBY:   L. Ron Hubby has done all kinds of draggy stuff at Midnight Mass, Trannyshack, the Hypnodrome, CounterPulse and a bunch of other places around town. When she's not doing that, she enjoys skydiving, blindfolded hang-gliding, staring off into space, and gluing rhinestones to her face while riding the 38. She's also a big proponent of the natural look.

ABOUT THE KLUBSTiTUTE KOLLECTiVE:   Since 1990, KLUBSTiTUTE continues to parade the glamour and the gore in honor of a rich tradition.  We strive to set the stage for underground Queer Cabaret, wacky theme parties and kinky drag performances.  We founded the KLUBSTiTUTE KOLLECTiVE to continue these non-traditional traditions after the passing of our inspiration and founder DIET POPSTiTUTE in 1995 who created and sustained a legendary line-up of freaks, performers and events to make the most jaded queens come out in joyful celebrations of abandonment.  Productions have included the ROCKY HORROR SUPERSTAR: the Jesus of Frankenfurter Story, PromSTiTUTE, Ruby’s Rated X-Mas and the VIRGIN QUEEN CONTEST for 1st Time Drag Queens.  We are honored to pass the Faux Queen Pageant torch into such capable hands, and look forward to all the drink tickets we’ll be getting.

ABOUT MICKABOO COMPANION BIRD RESCUE:  Mickaboo is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in the San Francisco Bay area. We are dedicated to rescuing companion birds (parrot-type and other commonly domesticated birds) who have been neglected, abused, injured or surrendered to us. mickaboo.org

ABOUT SAVEABUNNY:  SaveABunny was founded in 1999 following the rescue of a neglected stray rabbit,and has grown into a nationally recognized adoption, education and foster center.  We are recognized as a leader in rabbit rescue efforts, as well as a model for building effective partnerships with animal shelters and community groups, such as the Girl Scouts. saveabunny.org

ABOUT WOMEN ORGANIZED TO MAKE ABUSE NONEXISTENT, INC (WOMAN, Inc): WOMAN, Inc. has operated since 1978 as a community-based, multi-service agency, serving survivors of domestic violence in San Francisco and the larger Bay Area. womaninc.org