I admit it, one of my favorite thing about drag is the glitz, the glamor, the looks. There is really no doubt why I always get excited what the competing queens would wear in the runway week after week every season.
That’s why it really makes my little fragile gay heart happy every time a queen is spotted in the red carpet of something big. I’m sure that every time they do, they’ll eat that red carpet up.
In this year’s Academy Award red carpet, two of my favorite queens did not disappoint. Shangela and Willam both attended the star-studded awards night.
Shangela turned everyone’s head towards her as she enters with her lavender gown with Jenifer Lewis guiding her train. Yes, she made Jenifer Lewis do that!
Willam, on the other hand, was spotted as E! Entertainment’s Oscar Commentator. And she was hilarious!
“I think I might be one of the first, if not the first, drag queens, in drag, to ever walk down the red carpet at the Oscars,” she said to Variety. “And I hope that means something to somebody out there because it means something to me.”
The Ha Le Loo queen called the moment a ‘dream.’
The two were stars of the award-winning movie, A Star Is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. The movie’s OST ‘Shallow’ won this year’s Academy Awards for Best Original Show.
The two queens appear in an early, but a critical scene in “A Star Is Born,” when ingenue Ally (played by Lady Gaga) wows veteran rocker Jackson Maine with a performance of Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose” in a drag bar.
Many social media citizens have taken notice and have highlighted how critical this year’s red carpet is for gender equality and queer culture.
Jarrett Weiselman said that this year’s red carpet is epic because drag queens are walking in it.
I hope that this is the first and many more drag queens to walk in the Oscars red carpet. And blue. And yellow. And green. /apr