While the beloved reality competition television show RuPaul's Drag Race has always been suspiciously stingy with SF love, that doesn't mean the show's greatest tertiary character, the legendary Michelle Visage, shares in that beef. In fact, she's in town this weekend to pimp, of all things, her book!
It's likely that many of you were unfamiliar with Visage before she appeared on the second season of Drag Race, as replacement to fashion writer Merle Ginsberg. But she had quite the career before 2011, including TV and radio hosting (as well as co-hosting with, surprise, RuPaul) gigs, a teenaged triumph in "a Madonna look-alike competition," and, most importantly, a slot in 90s R&B girl group Seduction, perhaps best known for gay-bar classic "Two To Make It Right."
If that doesn't ring any bells, maybe her lead singer slot on S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M.'s "It's Gonna Be A Lovely Day" will?
Those are just a few highlights of a colorful resume! Visage's past is probably one of the reasons she wrote a book entitled The Diva Rules, described via press release as "part memoir, part advice guide and all 'T' (aka Truth)."
For $35, attendees will get to hear Visage "dish on...what it's like to be on RuPaul's drag race, the future of drag and more," receive a signed copy of the book, and gain admission to that evening's Faux Queen contest, which will be hosted by Heklina, Visage, and Trannyshack great Bea Dazzler.
It all starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oasis (298 11st Street at Folsom Street). Tickets are right here!