Lady Bunny (DJ), Rockit Fridays at Amalia, New York LGBT Nightlife / 20091023.10D.55594.P1.SQ.BW / SML
Lady Bunny (born Jon Ingle, 1962) is an American drag queen originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, who has lived in New York since the 1980s. She is the founder and emcee of the annual Wigstock event and is well-known as a nightclub DJ, promoter and celebrity. She has also released disco singles such as "Shame, Shame, Shame!" and "The Pussycat Song." She has appeared in films such as Wigstock: The Movie, Peoria Babylon, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.
She began her career alongside Larry Tee and RuPaul as a fixture on the Atlanta, Georgia gay scene. She appeared in a variety of low budget films with them.
Her blog is her own take on current affairs and cultural issues. Her style of drag performance usually involves lip-synching to a compilation of karaoke versions of popular songs over which she has recorded her own vocals singing parodies of the original lyrics. The new lyrics are usually sexually explicit, or revolve around food, or both. For instance, her parody of the Gwen Stefani song Hollaback Girl has the lyric "I shit a banana/a banana in my ass!"
In 2005 she was a roaster on the Comedy Central roast of Pamela Anderson and released her first DVD, Rated X for X-tra Retarded.
Lady Bunny made special guest appearances on the House of Venus Show, a queer sketch comedy television series on OUTtv and Pink TV, and on the pilot episode of Laugh Out, the interactive, gay-themed comedy show. And in 2006, Lady Bunny made her first appearance at Southern Decadence in New Orleans.
Lady Bunny has also been a regular contributor to Star Magazine's weekly feature Worst of the Week. Along with radio DJ "Goumba Johnny" Sialiano and a rotating cast of other commentators, Lady Bunny critiques Hollywood starlets who are photographed in unflattering outfits. The feature runs every week and was recently moved from the back page of the magazine to a more prominent position in the first half of the magazine.
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