Wigstock, meth, and the conservative gay agenda: An interview with Lady Bunny

Jimmy James, Lady Bunny, and HRH Princess Diandra at Wigstock in 1997 (Photo by Jerome Albertini)

Drag in New York? It’s natural! And yet Wigstock, the city’s once iconic drag festival of the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s, has been out of commission for more than a decade. That changes on Sunday, when Wigstock co-creator and drag legend Lady Bunny sets sail on Wigstock: The Cruise, a four-hour boat party around Manhattan.

I caught up with Bunny (fresh from Mykonos!) over the phone on Friday to talk about Wigstock: The Cruise. We also touched on New York’s disappearing gay nightlife, Facebook slacktivism, and the legendary CeCe Peniston. And, yes—she brought photos.

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