The Singer, songwriter, guitar player, actress, comic book heroine, ordained minister and animal lover, Jane Wiedlin joins SFDK this year as a judge. "As a chick expert on hawt dudes, I feel eminently qualified to judge a pageant of chicks and bois looking like hawt dudes. And fellas, please know that I AM a judge with little moral fiber, susceptible to all manner of ethically questionable persuasion. So like the lady says, "You better WORK!" janewiedlin.com/
LEIGH CROW aka ELVIS HERSELVIS
Leigh Crow is a gender-bending cabaret singer who gained notoriety as the world’s first female Elvis Impersonator, Elvis Herselvis. Her 30-year performance career includes Drag shows, independent films, stage musicals, rock bands, music videos, documentaries, and performance art of every kind. Mx. Crow has portrayed among others William Shatner.
Acting work includes: The Thrillpeddlers, The Sick & Twisted Players and countless D'arcy Drollilnger productions including the film "Shit and Champagne".
When she isn't crooning with the band, Velvetta she co-hosts Dandy Drag King Cabaret, dedicated to elevating and promoting Drag King performance. Dandy Drag King Cabaret won best Drag Show by the Bay Area Reporter for 2019.
Today Leigh Crow remains a passionate performer and supporter of the arts, and hopes to continue to inspire new generations of drag performers for years to come.
MO B. DICK
Drag King Mo B. Dick is the brainchild of actor, performer, producer, writer Mo Fischer. Mr Dick was cited as one of 28 Drag Kings to know in Huffington Post. He was featured in The Drag King Book & in numerous documentaries such as Venus Boyz & MTV, appeared in Sex & the City, Maury Povitch & in John Waters film "Pecker". Mo ran Club Casanova in NYC which was the world's 1st weekly Drag King party. Currently Mo is working on a web series and docu/reality show. Mo B. Dick's motto for the show "Better to judge than be judged." mrmobdick.com/about
SHAPE-SHIFTING SUPER MONSTER
SPECIAL GUEST SFDK22 2017
WINNER DRAGULA, S3 2019
MC OF DRAG KING EXPLOSION IN SoCAL
Once I found drag, it was a beautiful fusion of all of my artistic expressions into one platform where I was able to become who I wanted to become and not read a script that someone else wrote for female characters - which has always been the lady waiting for the man to save her, and be swept off her feet because she's in trouble. I'm tired of playing that type of role, and I was finally comfortable with my androgyny and everyday presentation of "I don't care if it's butch, fem or whatever, if I like it, I'm going to wear it." I express myself in all levels of feminism and butch-ism, and all the different variations of lesbianism, I guess. Once I found all that, it all came together. I love creating my own art and my own character.
Hey Baby! -- All the way from New York City, Dr.Wang Newton brings his comic "audience agitator" self and Wang TV to infiltrate both SFDK and the entire Left Coast. www.wangnewton.com
SPECIAL CELEBRITY GUEST DJ
Rock Star, Go-Go's drummer, "chick with sticks" is gonna spin some killer 80's, punk and rock & roll for your dancing pleasure! ginaschock.com/
WILL X. ULY
WINNER SFDK23, 2018
An award-winning, internationally traveled drag and burlesque performer. He is the reigning "Leading Man" of the Hollywood Burlesque Festival and last year's California Burlypicks Master of Amazement and Master of Tassels, as well as winner of the bronze medal. He - and his drag queen persona DeeDee Queen - have chair danced from Anchorage to Amsterdam and will be moving to Madison, Wisconsin to pursue a doctorate next week! He loves to mansplain boylesque to you and will perform his step-down number as rehearsed incessantly in front of the mirror in his bachelor pad in his Mother's basement.
MARTIN, THE GRAND DADDY OF DRAG KINGS
Shelly Mars created her drag character, Martin in SF 20 years ago. She has since moved to NY to pursue her acting career. Her original one-woman shows include, Sex on Mars, Whiplash, Tales of a tomboy and How should I live ? Her film and TV credits include, VenusBoyz, Kids in the Hall, Comedy Centrals "Out there in Hollywood", Real Sex on HBO, Drag KINGS, Virgin Machine, Hayseed, (co-starring with Scott Thompson) and Drop Dead Rock (where she co-starred with Debbie Harry and Adam Ant). Her work has been written and published in such books as Deviant Eyes and Deviant Bodies, The Drag king book, Sex Tips and Creating your own Monologue. Ms. Mars is presently a subject in a feature length documentary, titled The Dark Matter of Mars". She currently teaches performance workshops at various College universities and studios throughout NYC.
Howie Weenis is a senior at Jefferson High. He is president of the Latin Club, Newspaper Editor-in-chief, founder of the Modern Dance Squad, and works the buzzer at basketball games. Mr. Weenis is a Pisces and is currently single (but not opposed to long term relationships.) His heroes include Einstein and Bill Gates but secretly wishes he was Tommy Lee or Alvin Ailey. Howie spends most of his free time watching classic 80's movies and collecting coins.
SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE
Born and raised in Queens New York – Animal Prufrock has been spewing art all over the US, Canada and Europe for the past 15 years. As a powerful and radical feminist performance artist/musican, Animal is noted for her work with bitch and animal as well as writing, directing and composing a musical based on the comic strip Hothead Paisan: Homicial Lesbian Terrorist. Animal currently resides in sunny Gay, USA – otherwise known as San Francisco and is the musical director for a childrens theater school. She is also in pre-production for a new record which is due out next year...
SPECIAL GUEST & JUDGE
SFDK7 WINNER SOLO KING
MR. TRANNYSHACK 2003
Formerly the Hardest Working Drag King on the Left Coast, this studly guy has been focusing on his PHD, no, not piled higher and deeper, he's busy with Grad School! Fortunately he's taking some time off to participate in this year's show! Renowned for his flawless Billy Idol impersonation; also known to moonlight as San Bernadino Joe. Rusty's style oozes with humor, dance, gymnast and wrestling moves – this King has it all -- he's even a major stockholder in KFC.
Trannyshack, The Movie, 2005 Karma, The Movie, 2005 Strap 'Em Down, Ann Meredith, 2002
Flare is an international drag king performer and producer with over twenty years of experience. Headliner at the Austin International Drag Festival 2018 & 2016 and Saturday night headliner at Fierce! Queer Burlesque Festival in Pittsburgh 2015, Flare brings quality characters to each performance. Producer of “World Class Kings” for World Pride in Toronto 2014, IDKE steering committee member for ten years, and co-producer/director of “A Drag King Extravaganza” a documentary about drag kings and IDKE distributed by Frameline Studios, Flare has been supporting drag king communities far and wide. Flare is known for twisting gender norms by mixing drag and burlesque in provocative performances. One of the first kings to twirl a tassel. From Toronto, Canada.
Winner SFDK13 -- 2008
Dicky Love of Fella-Fem is the 2008 winner of the SF drag King Contest = Queer team of gender F-ing bois and women, Drag based art performance at it's best.
Off Broadway sensation and star of "Showgirls The Musical" in both NY and SF, and the upcoming raunchy and ridiculously funny one-woman tribute "I, Nomi" Kidwell was hailed as a "tireless, fearless wonder" by The New York Times. This femme fatale phenom has it all, imdb.com/name/nm9834913/
OPHELIA COEUR DE NOIR
With flowers in her hair and glitter on her eyes, Ophelia Coeur de Noir has performed from San Francisco to New York to Australia. Locally, Ms. Ophelia is a regular at Oakland's monthly First Friday Follies & San Francisco's Red Hots Burlesque. Ophelia won the title of Best Pickup Artist at the 2007 Miss Exotic World Pageant in Las Vegas and performed with burlesque sensation Gorilla X at the Tease-o-Rama 2007 showcase in San Francisco. She is a member of Theater Bay Area & the California Dance Network. Visit her web site at for upcoming appearances and some truly yummy cheesecake.
2ND RUNNER-UP SFDK23, 2018
Over the past year, Buster Riteopen has performed on a variety of stages, in a variety of stages. His philanthropic tendencies have earned him the title of Imperial Crown Prince to the 39th reign of the Imperial Star Empire of Alameda County, and Mr. California King 2018. Buster is charming, slightly douchey, and enjoys making people feel uncomfortable. You're Welcome!
THE MOMMA'S BOYZ
SFDK10 WINNERS TROUPE
MOMMA's BOYZ sole intention is to entertain you with "all the way live" performances. Their style is that of the Old Skool Hip Hop from the late 70's , 80's and '90's. They believe this music has the clean, pure funk that is The Momma's Boyz.
MCs Alex U. Inn and Mailman, as well as their fabulous dancers are very committed to giving their audiences a true feeling from the era of their songs. Even down to only sporting vintage Adidas.
These dope Drag King sensations have performed internationally, most recently in Sweden. Voted Best Drag King by The B.A.R. Besties, Alex hosts a monthly club called Kingdom, where Kings Reign. People are you ready to make some noise, then let's give it up for the MOMMA's BOYZ!!!!
"THE SHACK" SHACKWELL
Shack is frequently mistaken for Hulk Hogan or Dog The Bounty Hunter. Shack has MC'd many SF Drag King Contests, has appeared at Transfusion Smackdown, and Trannyshack. In real life Shack "The Shack" Shackwell is actor, singer and director: Laurie Bushman
SFDK10 SOLO KING
MR. TRANNYSHACK 2004
Performing as Prince with The Beautiful Ones.
Growing up wearing sequins and spandex, Jay Walker choreographed the majority of his fag-drag repertoire while lip-synching to cm! at slumber parties. A life-long connoisseur of bedazzled man-thongs, Jay Walker enjoys dirty glam, choreography, and tear-away pants. He has founded troupes in St. Louis and San Francisco, is the subject of the documentary "Jaywalking".
ELECTRO, THE POP N' LOCK KING
Crowned Winner in 2000 at SFDK5 at King Street Garage, Electro returns to San Francisco after 8 years, 7 of which have been spent in New York City, thrilling crowds in the subway. His dance moves are unparalleled, but when defeated by a one-legged Michael Jackson impersonator, Electro turned to the powers of crystal healing; his dance has taken an interpretive, abstract direction in an effort to find his inner Centaur. Electro promises to take the audience on a fantastical trip with him. casholman.com.
Jeff Stroker began performing drag in 2001 with the Chicago Kings, and continued in the Bay Area with ButchBallet, The Kings of Queen, and Nine Inch Males, along with assorted other drag collaborations. Addicted to group numbers and known for doubles trapeze shenanigans, Jeff looks forward to bringing a rare solo drag king performance to SFDK.
WINNER SFDK21 - 2016
Max Manchester won SFDK 2016 with his suave styling and confidence. Max made his way out of the hills of Northern California to delight and dazzle audiences across the USA. Max also won the 1st Season of The King Drag Race on Instagram with his incredibly artistic photos & lipsync videos. Touted by many as one of the most handsome, and smoothest Kings around, you will not be able to keep your hands off his man chester.
DEE JAE GALAXY, Lipsync for your Life contestant
1st RUNNER-UP, SFDK24, 2019
Star date 41076.5: Dee Jae Galaxy is transported from Planet Dïcklessdudë, Universe XXY for Mission 01969, as a field test against the human species.
Relocation: Arizona to San Francisco, Earth.
This teenybopper Android hybrid pop sensation was created by the high council of DefPlanet Records as the “perfect” pop star - tested to guarantee fan/investor/government satisfaction. Collaborating with the top designers and creators in the Galaxy, the specimen is complete with the top technology: AngelVoice Box 5.2x, Body-ody-ody Android shell, and the salt + vinegar data chip.
**Disclaimer: DefPlanet Records is not liable for any subliminal messages, radical ideas, or sexual arousal caused by a Dee Jae Galaxy performance.
COOPER LEE BOMBARDIER
After living in San Francisco for nine years, Cooper has relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Cooper Lee is a transgender visual artist, writer, performer, sometimes actor and host of a monthly queer and trans performance cabaret in Santa Fe called LISP. Cooper has performed and shown visual art extensively in the Bay Area, and has performed across the country both with Sister Spit and by himself. Cooper appears on the cover of The Drag King Book, a famous image by Mr. Del LaGrace Volcano that has turned up in all sorts of weird places, such as Strange Universe, and Sex and the City (sorry Sarah, that ain't a sock!)
SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE
WINNER SFDK 2017!
El SeVan is a performance artist hailing from East Palo Alto, CA. Usually seen performing Spoken Word. 2017 was El SeVan's first attempt at Drag Kinging and he won the title -- not a stranger to competition, El SeVan has won numerous spoken word titles including Grand Slam Champion of 4 separate Bay Area slam teams (Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley, and Palo Alto). photo: © Chani Bockwinkle
SFDK13 WINNER TROUPE
Fella-Fem is a drag based art performance troupe that collaborates with the best gender-bending performers in the Bay Area. Our goal is to blur the lines of gender ith sharp, intellectual, unforgettable, ultimately sexy performances. These performances include drag, theater, dance, comedy, and boilesque.
GENDER QUEER SOCIETY
SFDK16 WINNER TROUPE
Gender Queer Society was conceived (kicking, screaming, and dancing!) in a dimly lit club in San Jose, CA in 2009. We are a gender-bending performance troupe that aims to entertain, revitalize, and empower the queer south bay community. Sexy and fun, we incorporate all types of dance and karaoke to blow your hats off.
SFDK 2017 1st RUNNER UP & SFDK 2012 RUNNER UP
NYC native Lord Satan is best known for his comedic gender bending performances. He has performed on many stages including the DNA Lounge, the Fillmore, the Cow Palace, Yoshi's (SF), the Stud, and the El Rio, to name a few. He can be regularly seen in the Hubba Hubba Review, Curvicious Cabaret, Red Hots Burlesque, and Lucha Va Voom. He is dedicating his performance tonight to the loves of his life, Declan, his Demon seed Son & Peanut, his rhinestone and glitter loving chihuahua mix.
Nancy French AKA Clammy Faye is a gender-bending actor and drag performer, currently reviving her role as "Debbie" in the sequel to Shit & Champagne - Distasterous at Oasis. When Mx. French isn't lapdancing strangers, she and her alter-ego Clammy Faye, can be found in short films and on the stages of Mother, Thrillpeddlers, The Monster Show and Peaches Christ Productions.
Gene Jeanie did his first drag performance in January 2016 in response to the death of David Bowie and he has continued to do Bowie-inspired acts ever since. He is based in Central California and has performed in San Francisco, Sacramento, and LA. He has been featured by Buzzfeed and OUT Magazine. Instagram: @gene_jeanie
DELICIO DEL TORO
SFDK14 WINNER 2009
MR. GAY EAST BAY 2009
Delicio Del Toro's hobbies include being tall, dark, and handsome and going to mass every Sunday where he can be found upon bended knee in the confessional. Del Toro has a weakness for showtunes, gardening, engaging in joteria, and devouring both cupcakes and men in uniforms. As the reigning Mr. Gay East Bay he practices community service by making monthly donations of baby daddy batter at the local sperm bank in Berkeley as well as shaking his well-endowed bon-bon throughout the Trans Francisco Gay Area.
COHEN BROTHERS and MISS BALLA FIRE
Congrats to Conan Brothers and Miss Balla Fire SFDK17 winners!
The bad boys of drag are back. You think you know them, but you have never seen them like this. The boys are all grown up. Hold onto your seats, and to your women. Introducing The Cohen Brothers, featuring the legendary Miss Balla Fire!
These hard rockin', 70's metal rocker-gods will smoke your gender-bent soul. Check out Holden WOOD and Stain'd WOOD on screaming guitars, Major WOOD raging on vocals and heavy pounding drums and bass by Dog WOOD and Tim Burr. Rock out with the wildest, hardest and hairiest kings in show business! "Hard ROCK Fake COCK!"
DILLON ST. DONG
The Don of Desire, the Duke of Debauchery, the Devil in Disguise??? Dillon St. Dong delivers a display like no other with his distinct style denoting character clowning, mask performance, and all things DRAG! Also known as "The Smooth Operator", St. Dong is bringing sexy back in a way that leaves most declaring him "The Clown King".
"PAPA" DON PREACH
After the immense surprise and thrill of winning the SF Drag King title in 2008, "Papa" tried his hand at some other local contests- he competed in the SF qualifier of the US Air Guitar Contest, and was in the running to be the Best Drag Act of Martuni's Cabaret Showcase Competition, but unfortunately, neither panned out. He then auditioned for some local theatrical productions, but again, was met with disappointment. At least they still love him at the Mt. Madonna Retirement Home, where he serenades the residents at the weekly open mic night.
Patti Smith. Anna Nicole Smith. Robert Smith. The Smiths. Smith & Wesson. The strobe light of celebrity flashes and the stars collide in your mind. Witness the cultural marvel that is PEPPERSPRAY! Each of these award winning Z-list megastars have marked their turf internationally in music, film, fashion, dance, design, porn and theatre. Collectively, as PEPPERSPRAY, they have dragged the age-old institution of female impersonation back into the Rock 'n' Roll spotlight. This is an ass-kickin' real live band with all the glamour and humor of a killer drag show. They've opened for Cher and Scissor Sisters. They've headlined the biggest street fairs in the US of A. The San Francisco Examiner calls PEPPERSPRAY "...a combination of The Spice Girls and The Sex Pistols". They are impossibly cool and deliriously fun.
NINE INCH MALES
Nine Inch Males are the goth drag king boy band of your dreams! Featuring Jeff Stroker, Jota Mercury, Kel, Mickey Finn, and Vera as Bram Stroker, Soy Divisíon, Bat Daemon, Mopey Finn and Evan S. Sense, the Nine Inch Males are darkly amused to be performing at SDFK for their most morose fans.
The TWILIGHT VIXEN REVUE
The Twilight Vixen Revue dazzles audiences with a repertoire of classic Broadway favorites, jazz standards and showgirl allure. Sharp dancing and exquisite costumes come together in an unforgettable line-up. You may travel from the Kit Kat Club in Berlin, away to the Cotton Club, on to the Hot Box Revue, to a Pirate ship or a Saloon from the old West. This spangled queer septet makes a sparkling but tasteful spectacle wherever they appear, taking audiences back to a golden age. www.twilightvixen.com
SFDK11 WINNERS TROUPE
The Slickk Bois first came onto the Sacramento Drag scene on October 16th 2005. From a humble beginning of four, we have grown in members, style and content. We stand for LGBTQ equality within the realm of human rights. We will soon be dragging ourselves all over the states to perform for as many as humanly possible.
SFDK12 BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE
While he may not be a tall drink of water - he's more like a shot of whiskey. Jack Dup knows how to treat the ladies. He's delighted the audiences with his stand up around San Francisco, auctioned off dates with Lusty Ladies at the Lex, and made the women swoon at the Russian River Women's Weekend Kickoff Party. This southern boy will show you what it means to be a sensitive guy, so you just might not notice the devil inside.
MISTER WU HER & TRUSTY SIDE KICK SIMON BIGSBY
are back again to represent Sacramento in the Big Bay! Wu will be making his 4th consecutive return to the SFDK stage with the title of 'Best Troupe 2006' under his belt. Young Simon is pleased to be making his second visit. Vagabonds, street hustlers, ragamuffins and unwavering pals, these two rascals enjoy performing period pieces of days gone by. Cheerio!
SFDK13 2nd RUNNER-UP
Dexter James Is Ready To Funk You!
The Bad Boi Buttercup
This handsome kid was one of the Momma's Boyz -- SFDK10's Winning TROUPE and King Kaliente winner 2005. A self described ever loving fag hag of Jay Walker & The Cockivores, Papi can also be caught dropping his pants with The Cock Rockers, The Bent Boys and other various bad bois of drag. As a young drag prince in LA, Papi got into his mama's make-up & perfecting facial hair became a lifelong obsession. From Glitterglam to Bad Ass, Papi brings it. We enthusiastically await Papi Cock's performance as a Solo participant in SFDK 12.
Sherwood Suck got his start as official "organ cleaner" for founder and High Priest of the Church of Satan, Anton LaVey. Sherwood says: "I relish in the art of shock, and look forward to eating...I mean meeting you all!"
SFDK10 2nd RUNNER-UP SOLO KING
Peter Panzy is an emerging drag performer. Mr. Panzy AKA. Mim is best known as a visual artist contributing works to Fresh Meat in the Gallery, The Center for Sex and Culture, Kinky Phylum, City Art Cooperative and Splitculture Gallery. Peter revels in all forms of creative expression and absolutely refuses to grow up!
AfroDisiac is a San Francisco native. He rocked the mic with The Chicago Kings for 2 years as Daddi Long Strokk, and appeared as Jr. with The Momma's Boyz. He's torn up stages from S.F Gay Pride Main Stage, Trans Stage, to the infamous IDKE and Great Big. As a performance artist, this cat is still keeping the crowd hype withdu his all LIVE and lip sync Hip Hop and R&B shows; traveling all over the States and Canada spreading the love of music and performance art.
Terrier Diva & Treat Slut.
PRINCESS HOO HAH
RESCUE FRENCHIE FROM WUHAN, CHINA
When she isn't dancing with her human, Varla is usually lounging in front of the fireplace or jogging across the hills of San Francisco. This 5 year old gal may have had a rocky start in life at the hands of a greedy breeder, who sold her to a butcher once she pumped out as many pups as she could, but she has made up for lost time with her newfound love of freedom, living in the moment with her lust for life.
Catch her onstage at Oasis for SFDK26.
Judge, Dyke Daddy, '92, is the strong, silent type. When he's not hard at work at Mr. S. -- he's out performing & supporting community events like SF Fetish Ball, Folsom St. Fair, SFDK...
Watch out, this guy really knows the ropes!
DR. DON EVERETT CHAINS
SFDK9 2nd RUNNER-UP
Dr. Chains trained abroad as a colorectal specialist. Upon his return to the United States, he was accused of smuggling and detained at Guantanamo Bay. Dr Chains found magic during his sojourn in the Caribbean, and he now practices illusions in discreet locales.
aka Barry "Fresh" White started doing Drag in DC in 1987 to raise money for the National AIDS Foundation doing Luther Van Dross, Lionel Richie and Hip Hop King Drag. He is the founding Drag Father of Black Magic, a Temptations tribute group. He's got such a great singing voice sometimes it's hard to tell whether he's singing live or lipsynching. He also has a heart and soul of gold!
Voltage, as well as Mr. Club Fab '03, was almost banned from his Jesuit University for organizing a Drag show there. ( when will those Catholics admit that the Pope is just a glorified Drag Queen! ) Producer and Star of Portland’s “Uber-Heroes”, Max has also performed with SF's Transformers and RentBoy$. He recently got his masters degree in engineering, so, expect his final performance as reigning SF Drag King to be strategically designed.
SFDK9 1st RUNNER-UP
New to the SF drag scene, Maxamillion Inches tied for 1st runner up from his debut performance in last year's SF Drag King Contest. Watch out 'cause Maxamillion made quite an impression. His roots are in San Diego, but his heart is in San Francisco. Maxamillion works both cities in support of his drag king brothers.
PEPINO DE LA PUENTE
Pepino De La Puente is a puto womanizing whore. this latin pool boy will leave your pool clean and wet and ready to dive in he will leave your jaccuzzi hummin with hot bubblin love . he will leave you wanting more more more. he is easy to get and hard to catch. his lovin is muy caliente, this papi chulo is all that.
SFDK11 1st RUNNER-UP TROUPE
SFDK10 1st RUNNER-UP TROUPE
SFDK9 WINNERS TROUPE