The Revry original is juicy and worth binging on
Drag queen roasts are currently a hot topic in the queer news sector, and for good reason; they always make a splash. By their very nature, roasts bring out the ultimate shade, which stems from shared love. A queen can only adequately roast their sister — or their frenemy. It’s a fool’s errand to try and roast someone you don’t know.
That’s why The Drag Roast of Heklina is so brilliant. The Cheyenne Picardo-directed Revry original is a riotous, one hour, 20 minute-long Castro Theatre production starring some of the biggest queens in the game. From RuPaul’s Drag Race winners Bob the Drag Queen, Jinkx Moonsoon and Alaska, to legends like Julie Brown, Jackie Beat, Sister Roma, and Peaches Christ, everyone is there for the one reason: to skewer Heklina, their friend and guest of honor.
In our community of devout Drag Race fans, specials like The Roast of Heklina are important. There are queens on and off cable television that are worth our attention — and that’s just “the tea” for today.
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