While the rest of the city wrung their hands over a gaggle of alpha males smashing windows on whimsically posh Valencia Street, the real world was mainlining last night's finale of RuPaul's Drag Race, the most culturally relevant and critically astute TV programming since Roots. Making last night's show all the more important? Sharon Needles. And beer. A Pittsburgh drag queen with punk rock coursing through her veins, she's much more than that. She turned into a cult figure during her Logo tenure, snatching the crown away from the formidable Chad Michaels and Phi Phi O'Hara, this season's bitch. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. Last night Needles sported a beer mug gown that made an all-too-brief appearance. And you must look at it. Right now.
According to Needles, the outfit was bought online at Party City, the same party supply chain store once evoked by O'Hara during a heated argument to slam Sharon.
Boozy attire aside, according to Jay Barmann, who was at the Midnight Sun in the Castro last night to watch the finale, the entire bar erupted into cheers when Needles was announced as the winner. We can only assume this happened at every homosexual bar across the land.
Also, be sure to catch Needles with Peaches Christ as the two host a screening of Silence of the Lambs at the Castro Theatre on Saturday, July 28th.