The Man with "The Biggest Balls in Show Business".
Drag King Legend Impresario, Fudgie has been performing for over 30 years. His contributions to SF's colorful Drag and art scene has been fierce, funny and phenomenal. Fudgie was discovered quite accidentally by Versace in 1996 while f!#*hing Donatella in a K-Hole afterhours in his Miami showroom. Heavily influenced by the late 60's (free love) and early 70's (free drugs) Fudgie dreams of bringing the Fudgie Frottage Revue to Vegas with the help of his brilliant manager, Lu Read.
Social media did not exist when the OGs were paving the way but now Drag King History is archived at The Smithsonian. dragkinghistory.com/1995-present-fudgie-frottage/
The Most Photographed Nun in the World
2023 marks my 36th year as one of the most outspoken and highly visibile members of San Francisco's Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. I've been the MC on the main stage at the SF Pride Celebration and The Folsom Street Fair, as well as hosting/mc'ing and performing all over the Country. You may have heard me on KMEL or 92.7, seen me in an MTV video or on CNN or as Co-host of the Tim and Roma show. You can read me in my bi-weekly column, Drag It!, in Gloss Magazine (sfgloss.com). I strive for the adoration of others. I love to laugh -- if you can make me laugh, I'm all yours. I also like gifts of cash and jewelry and will accept bribes from contestants. theSisters.org/roma
SPECIAL GUEST SUPERSTAR
Chicago-based drag artist Tenderoni once described his drag to the New York Times as a mash-up of Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, Prince, George Michael, and Boy George” — and he’s not wrong. His talents earned him the title of Drag Queen of the Year — the pageant founded by Alaska Thunderfuck and Lola Le Croix — in 2021.
SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE
Marga Gomez is known for her work in solo performance and stand up comedy and for being one of the first openly lesbian performers in the nation. She has appeared on LOGO’s “One Night Stand Up,” Showtime's "Latino Laugh Festival,” Comedy Central’s “Out There" and HBO’s “Comic Relief” at the invitation of Robin Williams who called her “Amazing… a lesbian Lenny Bruce.LINK to her site: http://www.margagomez.com/bio and GivingYouFace: Drag King Transformation (Inspired By Danny Trejo as Machete) - YouTube
JOAN JETT BLAKK aka TERENCE SMITH
SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE
Joan Jett-Blakk is the drag persona of performer Terence Smith. Blakk first came to national attention when running for president of the United States in 1992. In 1991, Smith, as Blakk, ran against Richard M. Daley for the office of mayor of Chicago,Illinois.
Blakk ran in 1992 under the slogan Lick Bush in ‘92.
Currently, a documentary short, The Beauty President, directed by Whitney Skauge is sash-shaying it’s way across the countries independent film festivals.
KLINGON VANNA WHITE
The Babs Bernsteinowitz, aka the Klingon Vanna White, was an outcast on Kronos, her native planet. As a child she felt she never belonged in a world surrounded by drab, utilitarian colors. Her love of bling, luxury, and product presentation made her Klingon family disown her. Heartbroken she came to Earth to find her new family. Adopted by the Bernsteinowitz family in Queens. NY she occasionally slips into the colloquial accent of her chosen people. Klingon Vanna White has an ill fated decades long marriage and performing career with her future ex husband, Shecky Davis Jr. They are currently sorting out the details of their dissolution and totally wish each other the best. They are well known as co-hosts of "Speakeasily" the variety show hosted by Odessa Lil. They are never on the show concurrently due to the multiple restraining orders. Klingon Vanna White believes true honor begins with honesty, creativity, and individuality. klingonvannawhite.com/
MADD DOGG 20/20
SF DRAG KING WINNER, 2014
AND GRAND DUKE MADD-DOGG 20/20
Voted Best Drag King 2022 by the BAR. This bad boy performs at Princess, Mother, Oaklash, SF Bootie, The Monster Show, SF Pride, Mascara, and Pride Night at Great America. He is one of Sacramento Drag King winners 2014, and San Jose's Switch-hitter Drag King winner 2014. Look out MADD DOGG 20/20 is coming back to da hood!!
This King has been rocking the West Coast since 2006. ... he ruled the Ducal Court of The Golden Beaver with his Grand Duchess, Miss Shugana, with a rigorous performance schedule raising money for the community -- he is one hard working guy. Madd Dogg also holds titles in Sacramento and San Jose.
SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE
WINNER SFDK 2017
Performing as a member of Rebel Kings of Oakland, infamous host of Oaklash and hottie extraordinaire, this bundle of fierceness made it all the way to the crown from the Lipsync for your Life segment of the show. Although they originally hail from Fresno, California- this small hellfire of a person found their drag king calling in Oakland, CA. This queerdo loves to make you laugh and even more to make you feel what they call "enticed". Be prepared for either or both!
SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE
Star of City Folx Grandpa member of RKO, Vera sports a massive collection of fanny packs and a heart full of acceptance and love. A queer Armenian dancer and community activist and Mx. Starsearch 2022 winner. Vera has an infectious laugh and the work they do to foster a strong community is inspiring.
MEATFLAP is a San Francisco based drag king with a dong of gold! He is co-producer and king wrangler at Dandy Drag King Cabaret at Oasis. Host of Meat Market and recently won 2nd-runner-up at Princess' High Princx Pageant. He's San Francisco's favorite cut of meat!
THE REBEL KINGS OF OAKLAND
The Rebel Kings of Oakland (RKO) is a drag king troupe 12 years in the running. They host drag shows at the White Horse Inn in Oakland on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays and gig around California. Open to amateurs and professionals alike, kings and queens and gender rebels, the RKO drag nights are for the community. As a community-minded troupe, the Rebel Kings place top priority on the creation of an inclusive, safe space for bang-up drag, burlesque and queer performers and their fans, and on supporting new kings in popping their drag cherry. Make sure to catch these funny, zany, sexy, wild babes at SFDK!! We are Vegas Jake, VERA!, Jota Mercury, Joey Gelato, and Jaeson Trouble!
HELIXIR JYNDER BYNTWELL
SFDK26 WINNER 2022
MX. ROYAL BUNNY 2022 SF DUCAL COURT
Drag King Extraordinaire, Helixir sets stages all over the Bay Area on fire with his sexy comedic style, beefcake twerker dance moves, and winning smile. Guaranteed to keep you gagging.
SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE
Whether he's singing to the ladies at Dandy, choreographing drag shows, or spinning the turntables at KPOO. Mr. Blue is one complicated man determined to make you feel real.
Star of the Off Broadway show "Queen of the Night". And perhaps you've seen her in the film "Shame" or in a Pink Floyd or Smashing Pumpkins video - Dee Dee takes a break from her regular appearances at NYC's The Box to grace our stage. She is an International Burlesque artist, Performer, Dancer, and fetish Model Sensation. Her one of a kind shows combine Humor and Sexuality to Tease and Captivate her audience. Hold onto your seats! Be prepared to be taken on a Glamorous and delightfully Twisted ride. For more information please go to deedeeluxe.com/resume.html.
© Don Spiro
MONSTER GIRL (AKA NOODLES)
Covid Rescue Yorkie Spokesmodel
When she isn't dominating all the Pitbulls on the block, MG is busy being a ferocious guard dog, stealing food from the other fur kids she lives with or staring at herself in the mirror between naps and laps around the living room.
1ST RUNNER-UP SFDK 2022
Stinky Pinky is an Oakland based drag king who debuted in December 2019. They have since begun exploring clowning and drag together. When they're not performing for an audience, they're performing for your Mom in the bedroom.
Papi Churro is a Two-Spirit Indigenous Warrior of Coahuilitecan (Quali-tee-Khan) and Nahua (Nah-wah) heritage. Recently transplanted from Austin Texas, he is happy to call the Bay Area his home. His life passions include advocating for Queer Indigenous rights, immigration reform and BIPOC voices. Infowars has labeled him “Some Type of Bizarre Stripper,” find out why. © Kane Andrade
This Paisan was born + raised in the Bay Area, Cosimo is the proud parent of two adorable feline fur-kids. He supports them by teaching drawing + painting classes and from shows like Peaches Christ's Terror Vault, SF Giants Pride, Princess, Palace of Trash, and now psyched to return to the stage at SFDK27 to showcase his stunning lewks. No one beats a mug quite like this creature whose fashion sense would amaze House of Wintour.
They believe we should Twist, shout + spread our love open so wide it will turn inside out.
Their motto is: "Chi Non Fa, Non Falla." --to err is human -- but is Cosimo human?
Will Power is a non binary first generation immigrant and refugee from Brazil and has been living in the Bay Area for over 15 years, where they started their own drag theatre troupe known as Palace of Trash with their brilliant drag family. Will is a witch, a drag daddy and a big pussy lover. They’ve graced many stages in the Bay Area and is honored to join so many of the most brilliant kings they know and love for this year’s drag king contest.
Joe Fiddle-Hooper hails from the desert lands of Nevada. He is the first and only Drag King, to date, to have had residence as a performer and stage manager at SF's gender illusion bar, Asia SF from 2000 to 2002. In 2010, Joe competed in SFDK17. After a 10 year desert hiatus, Joe is back in town and as a "Redneck Fiddlin' Man, he is man-ifesting all kinds of opportunities, creativity and all kinds of rucus on our fair City of SF!!!
1ST RUNNER-UP SFDK25 2021
King LOTUS BOY (Ze/Zir, He/Him, & They/Them) is a shapeshifting, transgender and nonbinary, unapologetically disabled, Chinese-American drag king and multidisciplinary artist based in occupied Lisjan Ohlone Land (Oakland, CA). Zir work explores themes of ableism, anti-Asian racism, gender fluidity, sustainability, and healing from trauma—often incorporating humor as a vessel of universal connection. With every performance, he aims to help the audience learn—or unlearn—something about themselves and the world around them. In 2021, LOTUS BOY was the Runner-Up of SFDK, and the first ever virtual competitor.
Harddeep Singh (he/they) is a british Punjabi freedom fighting emo king who's here to bring you back to life, by any means necessary. When you're done with the breathing and mindfulness, and need a place to unleash your rage, Harddeep is your boy. The revolution will be sexy!
EDGAR ALLEN HOE
A man of mystery...nevermore.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Drag Prince and Intergalactic Twink with Tits!
JEFFREY XERXES BRICE
Jeffrey Xerxes Brice, sometimes JXB, is Drag King making their mark in Las Vegas for over a decade. He spent his early years working with Where’s My Lesbians’ International Drag Day Shows benefiting the Sin City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. He later found himself performing in drag and burlesque shows on and off the Las Vegas Strip, teaching classes at their local LGBT Center, and occasionally hosting shows. When he's not on stage, you can find him giving tours at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum, or on TikTok with his current project #stacheoftheweek. Jeffrey Xerxes Brice is a performer, a loving parent to his young son, and a proud Filipino-American, Trans Masc ENBY.
COTTON THE ACT HOTTY
Cotton The Act Hotty is new to town, coming in from Reno, Nv to pursue all his drag dreams! He is a campy, comedy drag king who knows how to carry a tune! From hosting a weekly drag brunch residency in South Lake Tahoe to producing shows and charities in the biggest little city, he likes to get around but also give back. As a founding brother of the Haus of Hotty, he comes in flaming, looking to inspire others with his smoking charm. Between his touch and his feel, Cotton is the fabric of our lives.
Martin-Vores is a dancer, costumer and drag cyborg. Armed with a hot glue gun and a pair of hardshoes, Martin ascends from the high kingdom of San Francisco to deconstruct the binaries of human and machine, couture and DIY, male and female, and of course, good and bad taste.
BAZIL B. DAZIL
An invocation of sacred sexuality and divine masculinity, unearthing truths from the glimmering erotic underworld.
BEAUX BELLA BADASS
A long time east bay resident, BBB's been doing burlesque, drag and performance art for over 9 years. They are a Queerdo, enby shape-shifter who enjoys keeping audiences guessing each time fey is on stage. Also an accomplished costume designer with their business: Enby Fae Fashion.
DJ, STAGE MANAGER, PRODUCER
MR. GAY SAN FRANCISCO
Kit is a title whore. He remains San Francisco's only biofem Mr Gay SF in the history of the Imperial Council of San Francisco. Kit was also Mr Gay Rodeo 2016, serving as Grand Marshall at Best Buck in the Bay at the Russian River. Prior to moving to Coachella Valley in 2020, Kit was the only beef in Hamburger Mary’s Castro drag shows, and he helped organize and host Easter for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for many years as St Commedia dell’Farte. Kit definitely is qualified and delighted to return to SF as both A Special Guest Judge + Official SFDK Stage Manager to wrangle this year's herd of Kings. GIDDYUP!
WINNER SFDK24, 2019
Holden Wood, “half James Dean, half the swamp monster that ate James Dean”, has been trampsing around the Bay Area, sneaking onto any poorly guarded stage he can for the past year.
When he’s not eating dirt or throwing coal at audience members, Holden dedicates his time to advocating for drag both as an art form and a means of gender exploration and expression by fundraising through the Grand Ducal Court system of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, where he serves as Royal Crowned Prince.
Find him on Instagram under @theholdenwood to experience firsthand what the doctors call “morbid embarrassment”.
Lu has been promoting clubs since 1988, teaming acts like The Del Rubio Triplets with The Popstitutes (a very Cockettes-esque performance group started by Diet Popstitute, founder of Klubstitute.) In ‘93, Lu masterminded Merkinstock as a West Coast response to Lady Bunny’s NY Wigstock, featuring performers like Justin Vivian Bond, Holly Woodlawn, Pearl E. Gates, Miss X, Elvis Herselvis, Arturo Galster, Jerome Caja and more! With So many talented Queens and a growing number of Kings anxious to entertain, DragStrip was launched as a monthly showcase of both Drag and Strip/Burlesque acts -- to top it off a Fetish Lounge, “Dungeons and Drag Queens” was incorporated. DragStrip debuted at The Transmission Theatre, SF in ‘95 and later moved to the DNA Lounge. In ‘97 Lu/DragStrip produced The 2nd Annual SF Drag King Contest as part of a benefit for Les Feinberg called “More For Les”, organized by Jordy Jones of Club Confidential. Lu has produced every SFDK Contest since! Read also hosted a niteclub talk show called Throne in the upstairs backroom of the DNA Lounge with featured guests like Mo B. Dick, Murray Hill, Dred, and more. Lu now focuses on special events and has hosted, produced or co-produced countless, memorable parties and fundraisers including: Mondo Porno with NY club promoter Editrix Abby and Chez Badunkadunk . Lu doubles as Fudgie Frottage’s manager. If you’d like to buy Lu a niteclub or cabaret, or you need to book Fudgie, please contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org