Thursday, December 14, 2006

Thank you Marc Jacobs, I can Die Now.

Every year Marc Jacobs throws the most amazing holiday costume ball in the world. This year's Venetion Masked Ball was probably the most over the top bash ever. The sixty sexy male and female gogo dancers were barely wearing anything, but what they were wearing was exquisitly designed by Antigravity's Shelly Bomb. It was as if the original 60's Enterprise had landed on a Venetian planet!

My ladies and fops (all 18 0f them!) had such big firm cages under their dresses they could have lined up and formed a fort to protect Gotham Hall from an invasion.

Epiphany looks pretty!

Miss Understood looks hungry!

Demi Tasse looks Regal!

Jeff and Poison Eve Make dandy dandies!

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Welcome to the Grand Hyatt Shanghai!
Okay, I'm half lying. It was the Grand Hyatt but it felt like Shanghai.
Last night we helped create
an Asian fantasy world in the grand ballroom at a fundraiser for the National Jewish Hospital. Understated, yes?
Miss Understood Madalein Ashton Iggy
Cathy Valdez Epiphany Perfidia

Epiphany and Cathy Valdez!

and Perfidia!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Queens, Teens, and in Betweens!
Tonight we apeared at "A Night Of Teen Decadence" at Gotham Hall to benefit Teens Against Cancer. Thanks to Colin Cowie for bringing us aboard. Here are a few moments caught on camera:

Stacey Farber of Degrassi, The
Next Generation
gets an embrace
from Grace!

Stud muffin poses with the ladies: Miss Understood, Diandra, and Epiphany.

Teddy Geiger Performs

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Joan Rivers is Really a Man!
Breaking news: Joan Rivers is actually a female impersonator! Don't believe me, watch this segment which aired on the TV Guide Channel last week starring Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, and Screaming Queens Entertainment's astounding Joan Rivers Impersonator Gary Dee:

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

We got a great write up today in Newsday, Long Islands best selling daily. Here is an abbriviated version of the article:


Sweet 16 fete was No Drag

By Hana Albert
Newsday Staff Writer
August 27th, 2006

Crystal Mack's sweet 16 party had all the customary flourishes. A sparkly purple dress bought for the occasion, a spotlight dance to "My Girl" with her dad, a 40-minute candle-lighting ceremony, and - a drag queen.

Halfway through the party, a RuPaul impersonator bounded onto the dance floor, clad in a red miniskirt that clung to muscular legs and 5-inch silver stilettos in women's size 13.

Drag queens are appearing more and more frequently as entertainers at sweet 16s, anniversary parties, corporate functions and even bar and bat mitzvahs. Party-throwers, their guests, performers and the agents who book them say the trend is a sign that drag has, in part, shed its history of taboo and found audiences beyond the gay club scene.

Drag goes mainstream

"I think all of what you're seeing is a mark of drag becoming more mainstream," said Rosamond S. King, an assistant professor of English at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus who specializes in sexuality studies. "Theoretically, there's a certain amount of respectability that goes with being hired in these different arenas."

Alex Heimberg - the chief executive of Screaming Queens Entertainment, which sent the eight-year veteran entertainer Peppermint to Crystal's party - started out performing at nightclubs under the pseudonym Miss Understood and realized his act could have a wider appeal. After three years performing, he started Screaming Queens in 1995.

Since then, Heimberg has seen demand growing for his drag queens. In a busy month, he said, he sends out two dozen performers, compared with three or four a month in 1995.

"What we often do at bar mitzvahs and weddings is that at a certain point in the evening, when everyone's a little drunk, is burst into the room and dance with people," said Heimberg, whose company also has supplied drag performers for corporate events thrown by Samsung, Starwood Hotels and Lucky Brand Jeans. "We specialize in the colorful, cartoonish drag queens with pinkor blue hair, and the fantasy looks."

At a surprise 40th anniversary party in Bellmore for Anthony and Beatrice Lapadula, it was a dark-haired Cher celebrity impersonator who took the stage under a tent on their back porch. He's Steve Aviles, a performer who lives in Queens with his partner and manager, Robert Ojeda. But in costume, he goes by Mirkala Crystal.

Shimmying in a tight black bodysuit with a sparkly pattern, Mirkala lip-synched to Cher's classics and new hits.

"A gay bar in New York City or adults and children in Long Island: Anyone who would have a drag queen at their party is open-minded and wants to have a good time," said Peppermint, who asked to use his stage name because that is his identity while performing. "But I definitely made my act a little - a lot - more PG than I normally would have in nightclubs."

In an effort to give her daughter's sweet 16 an edge that other parties didn't have, Gina Mack of Dix Hills shelled out a lot of money for Peppermint to perform. "We wanted to do something different and spectacular," she said. "People look at the entertainment.... We wanted something with a 'Wow!'"

Mack said she took precautions to ensure that the show would not be inappropriate.

"I told them no sexy clothing, no stomach showing," Mack said. "She wasn't going to do a strip show. She was going to sing."

Leah Steuer, 16, of Plainview, said Peppermint was an adventurous departure from the other sweet 16s she's attended, which feature "really loud DJs who play the same terrible music all the time and possibly really bad arcade games before."

Seeing Peppermint perform was a surprise, she said. "A pleasant surprise."

Copyright 2006 Newsday Inc.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Screaming Queens Outrageous Paris Party!

We had a big celebration last night at Headquarters to celebrate Our Paris Hilton impersonator Natalie Reid's Playboy spread. After being greeted by "Joan Rivers" on the red carpet guests were entertained by a gaggle of showgirls (real and fake) and were served up dazzling numbers our own "Diana Ross" and "Tina Turner".

There's a great clip here on the TMZ website:

Wire Image has great photos:

...and Check out Getty Images:

Getty Images

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Back to Paris
It's a crazy week for our Paris Hilton impersonator Natalie Reid. Her Playboy spread is out and her Simple Life episode is about to air.
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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Pretend Paris bares all for Playboy!

Screaming Queens' Paris Hilton Impersonator Natalie Reid made headlines during fashion week when she was mistaken for Paris in Bryant Park. Tongues are wagging once again over her six page spread in the September issue of Playboy which is due to hit the stands on August 8th.

Natalie's an actress and a model who is just lucky enough to be born looking like Paris Hilton. Columnists and bloggers often portray her as an obsessed fan who spends all of her time passing as Paris to accumulate freebies. While she has often been given VIP treatment for her resemblance to Hilton, she generally appears at events that she's hired for. Guests generally spend some time wondering if she's really Paris. Once word is spread that she's a professional celebrity impersonator they generally want to meet her and pose for a photo. It's all in fun, believe me, she's no identity thief!
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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Ms. Taxi Takes New York!
Bloomberg Media threw an amazing picnic for their employees on Randall's Island yesterday. Thousands of guests attended the eclectic carnival on a grassy field under the Manhattan Bridge. Our new Taxi Lady posed with guests alongside vintage checker cabs and a 50's diner facade.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Donna a Loves Chicks With Schticks
Donna Karan threw a swanky soiree for one of her most valued employees. Screaming Queen's drag queen celebrity impersonators were there to stand in for some of Ms. Karan's closest pals: Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, and Patti LaBelle.

"Those are such a pair of legs!" said Donna, "I'm Jealous." "Brilliant" said the highly observant Sandra Bernhard who joined the ladies in their dressing room for little chit chat.

Demi Tasse, Donna Karan, Princess Diandra, and Phyl Craig.

Friday, June 09, 2006

The 21 Club
What a glitzy 21st birthday this guy had last night!
Theme: Studio 54
Venue: Studio 450, a sleek Manhattan penthouse with a spectacular view.
Entertainment: "Liza" and "Grace Jones" to add pizazz
our gogo dancing Human Disco Balls to dazzle and delight!

Grace Jones Impersonator Diandra!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Scissor Sisters
choose Cover "Girl" Keisha!

Screaming Queens was contacted last week to provide a delicious drag queen model for the cover of the upcoming Scissor Sisters album "Ta-Dah" Bandmembers Jake Shears and Ana Matronic went wild for Keisha. Was it her chiseled cheekbones? Her petite size 4 figure? Or was it that seductive smile? Keep your eyes out for the album and let's hope she gets a closeup on one of the singles!

Keisha wearing Heatherette

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Bar Mitzvah Madness!

How do you top a great Manhattan event space with a great view? How about a space directly across the river with a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline? It's called Waters Edge and it's located in Queens. The crowd was largely Russian and if you've ever worked with a Russian crowd you'd know that they love glitzy entertainment. We brought them a dazzling drag queen Cher impersonator, our Human Dessert Tables, and a gaggle of glamorous gals serving up cigars and dancing the night away.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

New Lovely Lady Looks!

Our bird ladies made their debut at Cipriani for the annual Artrageous Gala. It was a specacular dinner and and silent aution to raise money for Edwin Gould Services For Children. At $500-$1000 a head I'm sure they raised a good chunk of change even before they sold much art.

Look how purty:

Our collection of ensembles for real ladies (as opposed to us fake ladies) is growing and growing! Keep your eyes on this space for more genetic girl glamour!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Three Supermodels hit the town!

Last night Miss Understood, Rainblo, and model Kim Stolz appeared the 4th annual Living Beyond Belief Butterfly Awards at Slate Plus in Chelsea. Which one is the prettiest?

Friday, May 19, 2006

Wig Out

Screaming Queens wig designer Perfidia made a name for herself in New York's club scene for her animated lip sync performance to underappreciated divas such as La Lupe, Yma Sumac, and Caterina Valente. In the 90's she created Perfidias Wig World located in both of Patricia Field's downtown boutiques, House Of Field and Hotel Venus.

If there's an edgy or avant garde project brewing, New York insiders know to call on Perfidia. She was brought on board for Boy George's Broadway show Taboo and she's currently working with Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper in the new controversial production of Threepenny Opera. Perfidia was key hair designer on the twisted TV show and upcoming film Strangers with Candy. Yes, she is the one responsible for Jerri Blank's bizarre coif... and many of mine!

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Memoirs of Six Lucky Geishas

Lucky Brand Jeans
asked us to provide six authentic looking geisha girls for an in-store promotion at Bloomingdales. Although assignments like this call for real girls, it's our drag queen expertise that was required to create such a detailed look. The Screaming Queens Team went to work:

Mayouko: Head stylist, kimonos, makeup, hair ornaments
Perfidia: Wig design
Miss Understood: Hair logo design, production
Sequinette: production assistant

Whaddaya think:

Jaiko, Ayumi, Motoko

Monday, May 15, 2006

I Do... Love Diana Ross!

Connecticut's Wilton Riding Club will never be the same! Yesterday's wedding guests were treated to a very special performance by our 1960's era Diana Ross!

Miss Ross served up a snazzy medley including obscure gems like Diana's versions of Eleanor Rigby and Do You Know the Way to San Jose. If you haven't seen our 60's Diana you haven't seen a drag show!

Monday, May 08, 2006

It Came From Outer Space...
to Serve Hors d'Oeuvres

We are often asked to customize our Human Tables to fit a theme. I love those requests because if gives us a reason to come up with a new costume design that we can add to our collection. Please meet Screaming Queens Entertainment's
Futuristic Outer Space Human Table Lady

Real girl table
model Anna is
throwing us
"Mars Attacks"

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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Everything's Coming Up Worldcom!

That's what "Liza" sang in tribute to her friend Ethel an in honor of Worldcom PR who concluded their international convention with a shindig at the legendary Friars Club. Since Jeff/Liza is a live singer it was easy for us to tailor all of his lyrics to fit the event. The gathering was also a charity auction which opened up with our "Queen Elizabeth" auctioning off the Royal Throne... a gold toilet seat!

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Friday, April 28, 2006

American Asscociation Of Museums
Screaming Queens was called on to brighten up a large event at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Our Strolling Human Tables served delicious sweets to hundreds of museum execs who know great art when they see it. Who doesn't love a drag queen table lady?

Iggy as the Marie Antoinette Human Table

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Hipster PR firm PJ Inc threw a Cinco De Mayo cocktail party in their New York office. What better way to impress a client that with great food served by Screaming Queens Carmen Miranda Human Table?

Carmen Miranda Impersonator Iggy

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Saturday, March 04, 2006

It's Raining Rainblo!

Running a company that specializes in providing drag queens for parties and events can be completely unpredictable. One day we'll appear at an intimate birthday soiree, the next day we are dressed for a theme in a room full of celebrities, and a week later we're strutting our stuff at a Bar Mitzvah. Every time the phone rings a new opportunity arises.

My newest star is Rainblo. She's like my little punk rock sister. I sent her out to two sweet sixteens this month! Don't get me wrong, it's not as if every parent in America wants a big freak like her at their little darling's sweet sixteen, but there's always someone with more eclectic taste out there who wants to dazzle their friends and family with a pretty lady like Rainblo:

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Our Paris Hilton lookalike Natalie Reid is really hitting it big! She just made the cover of the New York Post: