Drag Racing


After a lovely dinner with two really sweet friends of Josh, we all headed over to Brite Bar to see the farewell performance of Candis Cayne. I had never heard of her, but I have to admit she was spectacular. Clearly in a line descended from the great Lypsinka, something about Candis is way more modern. If I had to put my finger on it, I would say that there are extra levels of irony and self awareness present in her act. Several times during the performance we were doubled over laughing as she left the bar to go dance and lip sync in the street with traffic zooming past. And at the end she performed an oldie but goodie, reenacting the “why-did-you-adopt-me” bit from Mommie Dearest. It was a campy homo delight.


  1. Isn’t she getting hugely famous on some TV show now?

  2. Ben says:

    Oh wow! Candis Cayne has a major supporting role in Eric’s and my favorite new TV show, “Dirty Sexy Money.” I had never heard of her either. The show is fun and soapy and zany and it stars Peter Krause, who played Nate on “Six Feet Under.” Candis Kayne plays the transsexual lover of one of the main characters. Although they MAY have just written her off the show. It’s a cliffhanger, and with this goddamn writer’s strike we may never know how it turns out! I read somewhere that this is the first time in TV history that a transsexual character has been played by a real-life transsexual.

    Here’s a question: If the performer is an actual woman, can it still be called drag or is it something else?