Susan Stryker, Cell Cape, HIV discussed on QUEERY with Cameron Esposito


I start by having guests introduced themselves would you introduce yourself? ? Absolutely. . Hey everyone I m peppermint and I am. . A. Citizen . of the, , world. . You know what? ? We haven't had that intrigue yet. . That's the of those intros. . How how is your energy rejoining us after having already been at another? ? Some sort of virtual event today. . Yeah. . How is your work going right now? ? Are you finding that you're able to work in these times? ? I'm doing a lot of work, , but it's not necessarily. . <hes> I found I found myself in in in the wake of. . Summer Twenty Twenty <hes> doing a lot of the the work that Folks like US often do I'm to enlightened people or at least an. . Open, , the door on our experiences <hes> to help bridge a lot of those gaps and so there's a lot of conversations taking place this summer in light of everything that's been going on, , I would be a lamb with protests translates matter. . <hes> with with pride you know <hes> you know over the summer taking on it obviously and much needed different kind of feeling than it had and so. . I was I was I've been engaged in a lot of those conversations <hes> and I have been able to. . Have a couple of. . Moments here, , and there I did a a drag show or to myself I have an album that I produced and I'm going to be releasing <hes> next month <hes>, , and so there's little things like that. . I would be I would totally be lined. . I said Oh this is just Like, , last year and it's totally a great substitute. . Yeah I mean first of all congresswoman album and second of all the candor I think that that's that makes a lot of sense to me I guess. . have been seeing a lot of drag performers transition to like a more virtual space but mine used to I mean I've I've done stand up in a virtual space as well it is. . It's doable <hes> but it is totally bonkers also you know like it's not it's Doable. . On doing drag. . Virtual. . How does that? ? It's it's literally I. . Don't know. . I mean obviously there's some some a little bit of an essence of stand up comedy for other lives like drag performance <hes>. . Look. . It's like you can. . It's it's just ego blasting because. . Five drag show at a concert or at a venue where it sold out, , you're in it for the minute you hit the stage like this going to i. . mean you know everybody has bombs every once in a while but for the most part, , if you know your stick and you know your routine and you know yourself, , it's GonNa go great. . They'RE GONNA love. . It can be very happy. . They came for a drag show that's what they're getting. . In <hes>, , you know there's so many things that can bust up the energy and be like you know total buzz kills in the in the era of zoom drag shows you know like the Internet going round wrong. . People are like what's the link? I ? can't get in you know all that's up and then you're doing the show and you're like doing lip synching that like you know Madonna are Donna Summer Song and you realize when your neighbors are banging on the floor which is. . Sealing your floor. . The Hell Up, , and then all of a sudden you're just as somebody in your living room dancing around. . You know and you're like Oh. . Gosh. . What am I doing? ? There's one. . I got to stop this. . Before you hopped on, , that's what I was talking to about the with producers <hes> my. . My girlfriend has like a normal. . She works in publishing she like works in and so she's on meetings all day but they're like you know business meetings, , but then I will be like within earshot. . Doing whatever it is podcasting like fully show there's like taiga like nobody actually wants to hear a full hour of stand up by accident led by. . Choice that's that's. . That's not I. . Know it's not. . There's this thing in standard called hijack shows, , which is essentially where you're performing in the middle of a bar and. . Bar Patrons don't know there's GonNa be a show. . It's like everybody's having time, , and then suddenly a stand up show starts. . or it's always terrible for everyone and that's what all of twenty twenty feels like is like. . From within my own home. . Yeah <hes>. . Well I also would say I mean. . For you, , there's also a different amount of effort going on in terms of crap. . Before show which I would imagine maybe it's harder to feel like. . One would want to do if you're just GONNA be like in your own living room. . <hes> but maybe that's not true. . Sir I mean there is a certain amount of prep that I mean there's A. . Specific. . Amount of that has to take place. . I don't WanNa make it's not like the easy. . Especially now that sort of the the. . The pressure and the owners of being the technical person director the you know all that stuff is on our shoulders whereas before I was in a position. . I I should preface it by saying I believe that drag entertainers are some of the true renaissance people because many of us, , not all of us but many dragon retainers do their own, , their own makeup, , their own music editing, , their own on PR, , their own you know own costumes make our costumes. . You know they have bring our fashion background into it. They . have to figure out how to be a standup comic, , and then if they're doing impersonations, , they have to beat do character study like all of these technical things go into <hes>, , and so that's <hes> that's enough and now I'm the it tack you know Never Forget this summer. . And I now not running and I'm so sorry, , this was not the attitude that carried into our. . Conversation today but a month ago I was sitting down for a very important conversation with a bunch of other folks and we were having this conversation about a black transnet and everything, , and then my internet. . Stop stopped and gave out which was in the next all the way, , the other entity apartment and I'm like, , Oh, , my gosh, , I, , have to get into I have to go Switzer Internet and get back into this conversation. . So I ran from one of the apartment all the way to the other and did you don't you know because I had already done a show I think the night before something and I did a full slide down the hall on a Silk Cape? ? CAPE. . Not. . Robe. . Not. . Pillowcase Cape. . Down the hall and I fell and I tore my meniscus apparently own no. . The doctor after having the MRI. . A few weeks later

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