Diva Behavior

The cast of Distorted Divas sounds off on the iconic women they spoof in their new show.
July 29, 2015

From left: Monét X Change, Pixie Aventura, Bootsie LeFaris, Brenda Dharling

You’ve seen them take on princesses like Ariel, Jasmine, and Cinderella, and now the cast of Distorted Diznee will send up some of pop music’s greatest—and most unintentionally hilarious—divas. In anticipation of their new show’s high-note-hitting hilarity, we asked the “ladies” behind Distorted Divas to tell us what makes each of their characters a true diva. Sound off, queens!
 

MONÉT X CHANGE:

“I'm portraying the mother of the house herself, Miss Whitney Houston! Her arsenal of hits—and their ability to stay relevant and percolate in the ears of twinks across America—speaks for itself.”
 

PIXIE AVENTURA:

“Since I first started drag, I’ve always been called Selena—probably because I’m Latin, I dance, I wear mostly black hair, I like big red lips, and I’m sassy. Selena didn’t allow herself to be the underdog. She was always breaking the rules of how we view Latin American artists.”
 

BOOTSIE LEFARIS:

“I’ll be playing Celine Dion! Her work ethic, passion for artistry, and love for the human race all make her a diva. A true diva has to encompass all of these traits!”
 

BRENDA DHARLING:

“Jennifer Lopez is a diva that can do it all: sing, dance, and act. Whenever she takes to the stage, she lights it up with 150 percent energy. She inspires me to do the same in my own 
performances. She’s a true triple threat—and let’s not forget her iconic Versace dress!”
 
 
Distorted Divas at The Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 W 42nd St (btwn Ninth/Tenth Aves), July 31 at 10pm; $20 (plus $20 food/drink minimum). Visit spincyclenyc.com for more info. 

 

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