RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons will return to Minneapolis in early 2015 with a new line-up at a new venue.
Michelle Visage will emcee for Alaska 5000, BenDeLaCreme, Courtney Act, Ivy Winters, Jinkx Monsoon, Raja, and Sharon Needles at the Feb. 16, 2015 show at Mill City Nights.
Accompanying the drag queens will be Cary NoKey, fronted by Rob Fusari aka 8-bit, a a Grammy-winning producer and songwriter for artists such as Beyonce, Will Smith, Whitney Houston and Lady Gaga.
NewNowNext described a bit about Cary NoKey and the group’s latest work:
Director Faron Salisbury says he worked with 8bit to create a video that’s both transgressive and iconically American. The “American Dream” video features appearances by trans actresses Trace Lysette, Dina Marie, Victoria Beltran and Bailey Jay.
“When 8bit, and I first sat down to discuss the concept for the video, we talked a lot about gender roles and how people perceive him as an artist,” says Sailsbury. “He wanted to have a girl play him as a child, and I loved the idea.”
The director says he suggested extending the theme and having trans women play his “mothers” in flashbacks. “I wanted to tell a story about a boy and his mom, without typical gender constraints, and to showcase these actresses in a maternal way.”
Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 9pm, Doors at 8pm
Location: Mill City Nights
Admission: $35, 18 & Over, tickets on-sale Nov. 7
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