Saturday, August 13, 2022

BIRTHDAY BUNNY

I'd be remiss if I didn't wish my old old, old, and I do mean very old drag friend and club sister, and all-around cow and clown a very Happy 59th Birthday! As I told her she doesn't look a day over 80.


As a regular visitor will tell you, Lady Bunny for me is the all and end all of drag, the Grandest Dame, the Grand POOBAH, the Queen of all Queens. She is loud, flashy, filthy as hell, wears the biggest hair I've ever seen, and puts on one hell of a show. I can remember the first time like it was yesterday, when my good friend and sister David Dust and I were at the legendary Palladium in New York City. My first time there. I saw Bunny from across the lounge area we were in and asked who it was. I knew right then I needed to do drag!!! So he introduced us, and the rest is history.  She got me good and tight I couple times when she did DJ sets in New Hope. It was ugly. Good times.

But Bunny carved a career in drag without the help of shows like RuPauls Drag Race. She has remained the doyenne of New York City through the New York club scene alongside RuPaul, but she kept to her underground scene and dj-ing and grass roots if you will. And Bunny is known as much for her outspoken personality as she is for her mile high hair. Bunny always said her future in frocks was fairly set by the time she was 6, growing up in Chattanooga, where she would intimate Barbara Eden. As a rule also, Bunny is NEVER seen out of drag!! Like ever. It's impossible to talk about the impact and evolution of drag without mentioning the name Lady Bunny. Bunny opened the doors to a new crowd of fans with her Wigstock, and has used her fashion, comedy, performance and art to not only introduce drag culture into the mainstream, but also to symbolize the significance of drag as a form of pride and protest. And talk about the outspokenness. She will rip on Republicans as much as Democrats if they aren't doing their jobs. One of the most politically active queens I know. But overall, it's her completely over the top fasion and complete filth I enjoy.

Happy Birthday you old bitch!

20 comments:

  1. The hair is everything. Literally!
    HBD Bunny.

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  2. Happy Birthday, Bunny!!!

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  3. Happy Birthday to THE LEGEND! Long may she reign!

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  4. Happy birthday, Bunny.
    She looks a bit like Barbara Eden in a few of those pictures.

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  5. Oh, how I wish she come to P-town more. If there is a queen or drag queen who doesn't know about Bunny , we need to take their gay cards permanently.

    Happy Birthday to The Lady Bunny

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    1. Your right. I think she gets to Rehoboth Beach more often.

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  6. Look like there a strong possible that I will be seeing RuPaul. We all need to keep our elective officals in line.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  7. I would love to meet her one day! She truly is queen of the queens and did it all on her own.

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  8. I'm with you. Bunny is one of my favorites.

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  9. That last shot tells it all! I knew so little about drag but always knew who Lady Bunny was. Happy Birthday to an icon!

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    1. If someone was living in New York and didn't know who she was, I don't even know how that's possible.

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  10. I still see Dusty Springfield when I look at her.

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  11. Happy birthday!!

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  12. Adds new meaning to the saying keep your hair on.

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  13. I'm late, but Happy Birthday, and love the dress with face print and Dusty Springfield hair!

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    1. Dusty was definitely a huge inspiration of Bunny.

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  14. I never followed much drag, but always knew who Lady Bunny was. She is a trip. And so jealous you have met her numerous times. I can imagine the hijinks.

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!