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BY EILEEN SHAPIRO CELEBRITY CORRESPONDENT One of the most talented and funniest queens to hit New York City has become one of the most well-known and popular nightlife and Fire Island personalities to emerge in the last 10 years. There are not many people who haven’t heard the name Logan Hardcore. Although she thrives on insult comedy, there is another side to the sometimes very bold queen. As the summer unravels, you will be able to see her at the Ice Palace in Cherry Grove every other Friday night, and each and every Saturday afternoon doing the pool show. If you can’t wait till then, catch her at The Stonewall Inn in the West Village every Thursday night. So, Logan, what is your Fire Island like? Oh, boy. My Fire Island is almost hard to describe, because once you’ve been there you can’t really describe how basically magic it is, and you’re not going to get that feeling off of a TV show. It’s a safe haven; it’s somewhere you can just go and let your guard down. Even though we live in the day and age we do now, we still are constantly aware of what’s going on around you. Out there, it’s almost like you get to be carefree and live the life that you want to live, no matter what that is. What do you have planned for this summer? Well, this summer, instead of doing every Friday, I will be doing every other Friday alternating with Holly Dae, and that kind of gives me the time to put in a little more effort working with people on video things, a couple of settings and more on a production. Saturday I’ll be with Brenda at the pool every week. I’m not going to do the Sunday pool show, except for every couple of weeks when I feel like being a guest. I’m just toning it down a bit and trying to enjoy the island instead of working 24/7.
How’s married life? Married life is lovely! Everyone says it’s so different and sucks. We were as close as I thought we could be beforehand, but then we got married, and we got closer. We don’t fight about the small shit anymore. Out of anyone I know, who thought that I would be the one getting married? No! So I say to people all the time, if I can do it, there’s hope for everyone. What are you up to in the city these days? I just do Thursdays at The Stonewall Inn. You just finished hosting Aaron Paul’s “Every Life Matters” video release. How did that go? It was a lot of fun. I just loved the music video. I loved all the performers. It was a great crowd. I like Aaron a lot. I really enjoyed it. I love to host. You’ve been doing drag for a while now. This is my 10th year. Since you’ve started, how has it changed for you? For me, when I started, I was going out seven nights a week, for free. When I started, we started because it was fun. We weren’t looking to get a TV show and all the fame and notoriety. So for me the only thing that’s changed is I treat it more like a business now. I’m not running around for free. I get in drag, I do my show, and then I get out of drag. I don’t run around and carry on. It’s a business now. It’s not just hobby lobby. And how do you think that drag has changed in general? Everyone and their mother wants to do it. Everyone and their mother can do it, because of YouTube. Everyone is very entitled. They want to start working and making $1,500 a show when they have nothing, no credibility, they haven’t worked a gig in their life. Everyone thinks they are the new up-and-coming thing, because they’re all watching the same damn makeup YouTube channel. No one has an individual character anymore. They see who’s going to be the hot queen on “Drag Race,” and they all try to be that. If you had the opportunity to be on “Drag Race,” would you do it? Absolutely! Any queen that says they would not do “Drag Race” is lying to your face. As Bianca says, it’s the golden ticket, and anyone that wouldn’t take that and make the most if it is really stupid.