BY Brandon Voss
September 21 2009 1:15 PM ET
the last day of the fest I caught the revival of Jonny McGovern’s GLAAD
Award–nominated Dirty Stuff at the Actors’ Playhouse. Yes, I know it’s
another one-man situation, but the “Soccer Practice” singer has proved
himself a master of creating gut-busting characters as star of Logo's
Big Gay Sketch Show. Besides, the popular podcaster was also the one
who brought The Wendy Williams Show’s alleged discrimination against
Erickatoure Aviance to Advocate.com’s attention, so I was sure to work
a fierce daytime look for an afternoon performance of Dirty Stuff.
DJ Tekshur churning out beats onstage in bejeweled headphones, McGovern
broke a manly sweat as he sharply popped between alter egos like a
wealthy Arab druggie and an awkward closet case in desperate need of a
Prada makeover. But the funniest misfits to materialize from his dirty
mind were trailer park princess Lurleen and washed-up blaxploitation
flick diva Chocolate Puddin’, who cut and clawed over a fake Chanel
purse while they duet on “The Bag Is Mine,” a Brandy vs. Monica homage.
With cleverness and charisma like his, it’s no wonder the
crowd-pleasing Gay Pimp was tapped to host FringeNYC’s annual Gay
Highlights Party at Vlada Lounge.
My second-favorite part of
Fringe is the end, but only to see which shows are deemed worthy enough
to extend as part of the FringeNYC Encore Series, which runs now
through September 27. This year His Greatness, The Boys Upstairs, Devil
Boys From Beyond, and Notes on the Land of Earthquake & Fire all
got the green light to linger for five more performances each.
next month’s column -- listen up, ladies! -- I’ll have the lowdown on a
lesbian Lizzie Borden rock musical, off-Broadway’s bisexual answer to
Inglourious Basterds, Nora Ephron’s so-called “Vagina Monologues
without the vaginas” starring Rosie O’Donnell, and much, much more. As
always, I’ll save you a front-row seat!
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