Drag Royals slay Claremont cider house

Dawn Varela
Staff Writer

On Sunday drag king Klitus Black hosted The Future is Female Drag Brunch Bingo, where Drag kings and queens performed at Ironbark Ciderworks at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. in Claremont. 

Guests were invited to play bingo, try Ironbark’s artisan cider and enjoy performances from Skunky Sweet, Morella Diamond, Watson Side and special guest Jaxsyn Blackwater, 

“Every show is diverse here so not only do we have drag queens,” Black said. “This is our stance against the patriarchy to make sure people are celebrated and people see other forms (of drag) than what they just see on RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

The performers, who all went by their drag names, represented a diversity of genders.

Black’s character was funny and satirically misogynistic and conservative. 

Black said the character was created over a can of beans –  to use humor to shine a light on hate and homophobia.

The goal is to make people laugh and support the LGBTQ+ community. 

The performance started with a few jokes and a quick “how to” play bingo for the 30-or-s guests in the audience. Black said not everyone likes to follow the rules of bingo. 

Black announced free giveaways and encouraged guests to follow the Future is Female comedy show Instagram page.

Once the first bingo game started, guests got competitive and screamed “yee yee” every time they got a winning number to fill out their bingo cards. 

Black kept the event lively with racy humor.

One guest, a grandmother whom Black nicknamed “Daisy,” became the focus of many of his jokes. Black even gave her a lap dance.

Such gigs also allow performers to explore the various sides of themselves. 

“I find that there’s a lot to play around within masculinity and the male experience itself.” Blackwater said. “I want to show that drag is for everyone (and) you don’t have to fit into any specific box to do what we do.”

“Drag is what energizes my creative being.” Sweet added. 

For more information, follow these kings and queens on Instagram @fifcomedyshow.

Dawn Varela can be reached at dawn.varela@laverne.edu.

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