‘The 17th Annual San Francisco Drag King
Contest Announced for
June 19, 2012, SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Big Ball Holder, DragStrip Productions, announces the 17th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest (SFDK17). San Francisco’s internationally-known sizzling summer night of swaggering cockitude returns in an epic cavalcade of Sex and Drag and Rock & Roll, replete with primping and preening performers of all persuasions to crown the 2012 Drag King at The DNA Lounge, Thursday, August 23, 2012.
The SF Drag King Contest again throws the proverbial benefit bone to PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support – www.pawssf.org) - a volunteer-based organization that provides for the comprehensive needs of companion animals for low-income persons with HIV/AIDS and other disabling illnesses.
"One of the most boisterous parties of the year," states the SF Chronicle, it’s also "Sexy, campy, dragalicious, professionally executed and full of talent," says the SF Bay Times, and "Impressive, varied, and wild," per The Onion. The SFBG.com states, "Prepare to be amazed by the variety, astounded by the veracity, and properly impressed by the figurative and literal balls on display."
"The San Francisco Drag King Contest has evolved into a huge community event where myriad artists, including gender illusionists, film stars, and burlesque legends, leave their mark on the stage like dogs in heat. Expect to see everything from lip-synching to mud wrestling and beyond,” states impresario and emcee Fudgie Frottage, aka: ‘The Man with the Biggest Balls in Show Business.’ Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, once again offers Divine Inspiration and sexually-charged perspiration as co-emcee.
The star-studded 17th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest will feature special guest actor Mo B. Dick, who starred in John Water's film "Pecker" and appeared in the television series "Sex in the City." The SFDK17 will also showcase 2011 winners GenderQueer Society from San Jose, cabaret chanteuse extraordinaire The Indra, old skool rappers The Momma's Boyz, and former SFDK title holder Jay Walker. The Whoa Nellies Band and circus ballerina Lea McGowan will be on board to keep the testosterone fueled show pumping. Most of all, the Drag King Contest would not be complete without the contestants!
Contestants are judged on talent, creativity, studliness, sex appeal, originality, humor, make-up/facial hair and fashion by the illustrious panel of nationally known celebrity judges, including San Francisco Drag King Contest titleholders, Arty Fishal and Delicio DelToro, as well as activist and former ‘Miss Trannyshack’ Anna Conda.
The 17th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest specifics:
Sponsors: Vixen Creations, Buck Angel, Glama-Rama, Black & Blue Tattoo, Retro Fit Vintage, Costumes on Haight, Mr. S. & Madame S. Leather, Gina's Ocean Avenue Service Station, Kennel Club Grooming, SF Bay Guardian, The Center for Sex and Culture and PRThatRocks.com