Fudgie Frottage & DragStrip Productions present the 19th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest: the biggest drag king contest in the universe! This “only in San Francisco” annual event blasts off into the Final Frontier with a Sci-Fi themed show, a sizzling summer night of swaggering cockitude exhibiting the Bay Area’s renown cornucopia of sex and drag and rock & roll. The eagerly-awaited contest packs the proscenium with primping, preening and “packing” performers of all persuasions, eager to crown the 2014 SF Drag King at SOMArts.
The SF Drag King Contest once again is a benefit for the beloved SF organization PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support). Partial proceeds will be donated to the volunteer-based organization that provides for the comprehensive needs of companion animals for low-income persons with HIV/AIDS and other disabling illnesses.
The San Francisco Drag King Contest has evolved into a huge community event showcasing artists of all disciplines, including gender illusionists, film stars, burlesque legends and more. Expect to see everything from lip-synching to mud wrestling to “other talents” that might make even the savviest viewer of cable access TV blush with delight. The show is produced and co-emceed by impresario Fudgie Frottage, aka: “The Man with the Biggest Balls in Show Business.” Sister Roma, one of the most outspoken and universally recognized members of the Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence, once again offers divine inspiration and sexually-charged perspiration as co-emcee.
This year, in celebration of the 19th star-studded year, The San Francisco Drag King Contest will feature rock legend, Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go’s, aka comicon’s Lady Robotika and Mo B. Dick, the star of John Water’s “Pecker”.
The theme is dedicated to burlesque non-ingenue Klingon Vanna White, who is celebrating her 50th Birthday by performing her infamous Shattered act, a tribute to William Shattner.
A veritable Cavalcade of Kings will also grace the stage. Performances by past SF Drag King winners including favorites include Leigh Crow (Vice Palace, artist formerly known as Elvis Herselvis), old skool rappers The Momma’s Boyz (SFDK’05), Arty Fishal (SFDK’98) DeeDee Luxe (from NY’s The Box, Fassbender’s “Shame” and Joaquin Phoenix’ “The Immigrant”), Fella-Fem (SFDK’08), Hamm Graham, (SFDK‘10) GQ Society (SFDK’11)), Kit Tapata (Mr. Gay ’11) and more TBA. They all will be on board to keep the testosterone-fueled show pumping. This year’s DJ’s are Simone & Davide aka DJ DIE.
This event is presented at SOMArts Cultural Center through participation in the Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to nonprofit organizations. For more information visit our rentals page.