In this week’s episode of Billboard Pride’s “Spillin’ the Tea”, Aja, Bob the Drag Queen, Gia Gunn, Jiggly Caliente, and Peppermint chat in regards to the music enterprise and have a wholesome debate over “drag music” and political correctness in comedy.
Kicking issues off, the RuPaul’s Drag Race alums reveal which fellow queens they suppose are making the perfect music proper now, with Gia Gunn naming Adore Delano, Willam, and Alaska as her favorites.
On the topic of Alaska, who Bob factors out makes nice drag music, Bob and Aja additional talk about the idea of “drag music,” as Aja fears that lumping all queens’ music into that class devalues the artwork. Bob disagrees, stating that argument is actually saying there's something not of worth in drag. “Drag music is music,” she says, “And it's okay for me to name it drag music as a result of for me that has worth…I fucking love drag music.”
Peppermint, in the meantime, highlights the truth that there was a time when queens had been recording music as a result of they wanted one thing to carry out once they toured, however now, with folks like Adore Delano and Trixie Mattel, persons are taking drag queens significantly with regards to music.
“These musicians, these queens, are bringing their queerness, they usually're bringing their blackness, they usually're bringing their nation and their tradition,” she continues. “I feel drag is beginning to change from that area of interest factor that was simply within the homosexual bars, to one thing that now's mainstream. And now we're on Broadway, and now we're on nationwide tv, and fairly quickly, we're gonna be on the radio, and on the Grammys.”
In this week’s episode, the queens additionally talk about the truth that a few of their drag sisters have not too long ago been referred to as out for going too far with their comedy. Aja poses the query as as to whether or not drag queens have the accountability to be politically right with their jokes, now that drag has infiltrated the mainstream, whereas Gia questions why some comedy queens equivalent to Bianca Del Rio can get away with saying issues that different queens can't.
"I feel there's numerous components concerned in that," Bob says. "One is, if it's humorous, folks will snicker. If it's not humorous, they'll routinely be mad. Also, two is, she doesn't at all times get away with it...Bianca del Rio simply made a rape joke at Montreal Pride…and it didn't go over nicely…and he or she accepted that that's what she acquired…however once I say one thing and persons are offended, I simply go, 'You know what? OK. I can see why you're offended.' You don't get to inform folks why they will't be offended. That's not how that works.”
Asked if the politically right tradition has impacted her profession as a comic, Bob factors out that some folks had been offended by the title of her comedy particular, Suspiciously Large Woman, which is one thing that her pals used to name her and he or she discovered it amusing. "If somebody is upset by me saying that, I'm like, I do know why you're upset that I mentioned that. I can't be like, 'You're silly, you don't get to be mad about that.' And I simply go, 'I can hear that. I hear your voice. Your voice is legitimate. I'll take that into consideration.'”
You can watch the total dialog in episode two of “Spillin’ the Tea” within the video above.