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.