Original couture fashion design; flawless makeup; perfectly executed performances. Attention commanding stage presence. This is only the beginning of what makes an entertainer engaging and truly memorable. Welcome to a backstage pass into the intimate details of the lives of some of the Nation's most influential gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and inter-sexed entertainers. These are their stories. Discover their fears and motivations. Experience the joy, excitement, and fascination of working in the entertainment business. Learn the harsh realities, ugly truths, and risks taken in this highly competitive industry. Iconic within the gay communities and abroad, these entertainers are locally appreciated, nationally known, and world traveled. Entertainers such as Rupaul's Drag Race contestants - Nina Flowers, Ongina, and Rebecca Glasscock; the legendary Mr. Charlie Brown from the infamous Backstreets of Atlanta. Celebrity impersonators, Hot Chocolate as Tina Turner, Leigh Shannon as Bette Midler, and Coti Collins as Reba McIntyre. America's most requested female-to-male illusionist Gage Gatlyn; Queen of Bermuda Sybil Barrington; New York's actress/comedienne - Harmonica Sunbeam; the androgynous female-to-male illusionists Romance St. James and Mildred aDREDa Gerestant; the handsome Tony DeSario, Jerwan Bonet and Andy a6 Paka Citino; beautiful aAt Largea ladies, Kelexis Davenport and Chelsea Pearl; and a former Alvin Ailey student and house music diva, Ebonee Excell and many more!Original couture fashion design; flawless makeup; perfectly executed performances. Attention commanding stage presence. This is only the beginning of what makes an entertainer engaging and truly memorable.
|Title||:||100 of the Most Influential Gay Entertainers|
|Author||:||Jenettha J. Baines|
|Publisher||:||a-argus books - 2010|