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Who is Miss Everything? An Interview with Josh Schonewolf

What is your first memory of seeing a drag queen?

I searched my memory for images in childhood, but my rural upbringing means the recollections are limited to movies. Staring agape from my seat in the theater watching Too Wong Foo, I was stunned by an epiphany:

“You mean, they’re just being fabulous? There’s, like, no other purpose?”

joshAnd in many ways, this exemplified Josh Schonewolf‘s prodigious career in Philly’s LGBT scene. He does stuff… basically just to be fabulous. So that everyone can be fabulous, though. He throws Monday night pool parties, competitive singing events, monthly burlesque performances populated by performers of all genders and body types and now… Miss Everything.

We chat about this new 10-week long drag queen competition in fabulosity and its twist: featuring cis and trans women performing alongside men, what it means to perform gender, the history of the drag scene in Philly, and the Quixotic venture to focus on fun instead of shade in the small town that is the Gayborhood.

Listen to the episode and come check out Miss Everything Wednesday nights at 10 at Tabu.

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One thought on “Who is Miss Everything? An Interview with Josh Schonewolf

  1. My first drag queen was a friend of mine, my memory of him was that he was both hysterical and very brave.

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