Jinkx Monsoon (not Santa) Is Coming To Town! And She’s Bringing Alaska Thunderfuck.

By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

Well, maybe Santa is, too–hard to tell. But we care way more about Jinkx. And there are one or two of you out there who still love the Drag Race, yes? Am I right?

This month, last Saturday, our beloved Jinkx will perform at Rotture. PLUS Alaska Thunderfuck. My big gay head just exploded.

If you’ve been residing under rocks, read more about our sweet Jinkx here. But, a taste, from her bio: “The creation of Jinkx was complicated. From the movie ‘Death Becomes Her,’ I was inspired by the crazy extent vain women will go for eternal youth, beauty, and power. Through Lucille Ball I saw how a woman can bring you to tears with laughter with nothing more than a look. Through the Disney villains I was raised with, I saw how powerful a woman can be, and yet so deliciously evil. And through my mom, I saw not only the trials and tribulations a single mother faces every day, but also the strength and determination a woman can possess when she is trying to provide a bright future for her children.”

Anyone who’s spent any amount of time glued to their screens knows Jinkx has managed this tricky balance pretty perfectly.

And please, for the love of all that’s holy, watch Alaska’s videos. Gen-ius.

All this goes down at Rotture: Saturday, December 29, 9pm. (Samuel Thomas, who put all this together, won’t have his Shiny venue open quite yet.) It’ll be hosted by Carla Rossi–who’ll perform–and she’ll be joined by Little Tommy Bang Bang, Kaj-Anne Pepper, and a variety of super secret special guests. So: mark your calendar now. And stay with us at PQ–we’ll have all the updates.

Mr. Thomas, on the performers: “Alaska’s unmistakably fierce character and fantastic stage show will surely blow away anyone in Portland who hasn’t had the chance to see her yet. And Jinkx may be Seattle’s reigning apocalyptic queen, but she’s Portland’s chosen child. We adore her ever since she got her start in the kiddie clubs and can’t wait for her return. These ladies might not be from Portland, but they’ll own our hearts and this is the perfect chance to see them before they blow up bigger than…well, you know.”

We’ll leave you with some wise words and sage advice from Alaska:

Daniel Borgen is a columnist living in Portland, and loves him some drag. Loves. You can find The Lady Chronicles in each issue of PQ.