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The Imperial Court of New York

With

T.M.I.S.M Emperor XXVIII Antonio T. Ventura and

Empress XXXIII Chuleta Devine

Invite You To Join Us For The

Thirty-Fourth Annual

“An Evening At The Theater”

Saturday, March 28, 2020

New York Hilton Midtown Hotel

This Year’s Event Benefits

the Hetrick-Martin Institute

and the Hudson Pride Center

For details and tickets, visit www.icny.org

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BY EILEEN SHAPIRO

CELEBRITY CORRESPONDENT

‘Like a Boss’

Red Carpet Premiere

The world of beauty is about

to get ugly when best friends

running their own cosmetic

company realize they are

financially underwater in

“Like a Boss,” in theaters

now. The prospect of a huge

buyout offer proves too

tempting to pass up, but

puts Mel and Mia’s life-long

friendship in danger.

Directed by Miguel Arteta,

the film stars are some of

the funniest people on the

planet, including Tiffany

Haddish, Rose Byrne, Salma

Hayek, Billy Porter, Ari

Graynor, Jessica St. Clair,

Natasha Rothwell, Jennifer

Coolidge, Jacob Latimore,

Karan Soni, Jimmy O. Yang,

Ryan Hansen and Caroline

Arapoglou.

The premiere soirée included all of the superstars in the film

sashaying gracefully down the pink carpet, stopping to pose and

talk to the media. It was one of the coolest red carpet events—even

though it was really pink—that I’ve ever attended. There was an

excitement leading to the grand premiere, and a sense of fun and

gaiety throughout the evening. The costumes were over the top,

especially Billy Porter’s adornment. The vibe was lively and colorful.

As a prelude for the appearance of the movie’s cast of characters,

the carpet was flooded with social media influencers and former

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestants. I spoke with Laganja Estranja from

Season 6 (the not-to-be forgotten Bianca Del Rio season), who was

wearing a rainbow-sequined jumpsuit and turquoise lipstick.


You are fabulous, my

type of girl.

My name is Laganja

Estranja from Season 6 of

“Drag Race” and “So You

Think You Can Dance.” I’m

honored and very excited

to be here. We’ve been

doing a whole weekend

with the “Like a Boss”

team, and they have been

treating us like we’ve

been in the movie.

We are here at this

awesome movie

premiere of “Like a

Boss.” So who is your

favorite boss?

My favorite boss is Missy

Elliot. She’s incredible,

the things that she does

with women of color and

also just by being fun

and popular and being

out there, still creating

pop culture but having

a meaning to it. That’s

what I want to do with

my life.

Who was the scariest

“RuPaul” judge for

you?

That’s definitely Michelle

Visage. She and I

definitely got into it on

my season, but behind

the scenes she’s really

nice. It was an intense

experience, which is why

I’ve never returned to “All

Stars.”

You should.

That’s what everyone

says, but hey, I’m on

this red carpet without

it, so I’m doing pretty

good. It’s an incredible

gift being able to be a

drag queen in 2020 and

to be able to promote

such a cool movie that’s

fun and raunchy. I mean,

that’s right up my alley.

I’m excited to finally see

it. We have been doing

all this promotion all

weekend, and we haven’t

seen it yet.

-

The first of the talent

to cascade down the

decadent, plush, pink

tapestry were identical

twins Veronica and

Vanessa Merrell, adorned

in Christian Dior gowns.

The twins portrayed

models in the film, and I

stopped them because

they were just so

excited to be part of the

festivities.

VERONICA (LOLA)

& VANESSA

(LAYLA) MERRELL

It must have been

interesting playing

roles together in a film.

There aren’t many parts

for identical twins, so yes,

it was a lot of fun. We

play models in the movie.

How did you get these

roles? You two look so

excited to be here.

We started putting things

out on YouTube, and we

still put things out on

YouTube. We are very

excited!

-

Next was the vivacious

Jacob Latimore, wearing

a tan suit and white

turtleneck sweater.

JACOB LATIMORE

(HARRY)

How much fun did

you have making this

movie?

Oh, too much fun. I got

to just not worry about

a thing and be goofy like

my normal self. Do you

know that inner goofy

that you don’t want

people to see? That was

the goofy I could be.

What was your

biggest challenge

during the movie

production?

I don’t really think I

had any challenges. I

think maybe the most

challenging thing was

keeping up the energy

through each take.

It’s a lot, to be giving

yourself that energy

through every take, to

be screaming and yelling,

getting hit with a spatula

on the ass.

And your biggest

triumph as your

character?

I can’t really say I had any

triumphs. It was more

so being able to do this

part, because I had such a

busy schedule doing my

TV show. I worked like

four days, so I was able to

squeeze in these couple

of scenes. That was my

triumph.

Tell me about your TV

show.

The TV show is called

“The Chi” on Showtime

and will be airing Season

3. I play a young kid

named Emmett who is

dealing with a lot of baby

mama dramas. He’s got a

lot of kids, and he’s also

a young entrepreneur.

He’s trying to make it in

the world without doing

anything illegal.

You look like a kid

yourself.

Exactly, that’s why I play

it.


PHOTOS BY BILLY HESS

Following Jacob were

Jimmy O. Yang and

Ryan Hansen, who

walked down the carpet

together as they were

clowning around and

looking as though they

were having great fun

doing it. In the film they

play business partners in

the cosmetic industry.

RYAN HANSEN

(GREG) AND

JIMMY O. YANG

(RON)

Look at the fun you

two are having. Who’s

who?

Ryan: I think your hair is

having the most fun!

Jimmy: I’m not sure

who’s Ron and who’s

Greg.

Ryan: We are douchey

guys.

Are you friends in the

movie like you are

now on this carpet?

Jimmy: Business

partners and friends.

What was your

biggest challenge?

Ryan: Acting like friends.

We hate each other. We

are great actors. We

should win an Oscar for

that.

What was the most

fun working together?

Ryan: Working with

this guy!

Jimmy: I was going

to say working with

Tiffany, but since he

said that, now I have to

say working with him.

Working with the ladies

and Billy Porter...OMG.

I feel like people are

rushing us through these

interviews just to get to

Billy Porter. I would do

the same thing.

Ryan: I feel like standing

near you and asking Billy

some questions. All you

need is an iPhone.

What are you most

excited about tonight?

Ryan: You’re looking at

it. This carpet. This is the

most fun part. The after

party seems like it would

be pretty fun.


Star Tiffany Haddish

looked elegant in a sexy,

black, silky, provocative,

cleavage-driven dress.

She wore long, dazzling

silver earrings and looked

absolutely beautiful. She

came to the premiere

only days after her

appearance at the Golden

Globe Awards. In the film

she portrays Mia Carter,

whose lifelong friendship

with Mel is threatened

during an offer to buy out

the cosmetic company

that the girls started

together.

TIFFANY HADDISH

(MIA CARTER)

As a boss, what would

be your best advice to

become successful?

Keep showing up every

day. Do whatever it takes.

Do the time.

What’s a boss to you?

You get yelled at if you

don’t show up on time.

That’s a boss.

You had a little cooking

soirée during the film.

Salma made these potato

things. I don’t know what

they were, and Billy...he

made these green beans

that was off the chain.

He made asparagus that

was off the chain. Billy

can cook.

What advice would

Mia give to someone

who wanted to own a

business?

Believe in yourself. If you

fail, so what? Do it again.

Do it a different way.

You learn from that.

That’s how you become

stronger. If you are afraid

to make mistakes then

you will never move. You

weren’t afraid when you

learned how to walk.

You’ve got to move,

create, create, create. Do

not be afraid to have your

own.

Have you ever had

your ultimate stage

fantasy?

No! Wait, wait, wait. It’s

my fantasy, I don’t have

to tell you. It might be too

freaky for you all. I would

love to do a burlesque

show, stand-up comedy

show in lingerie, but have

like three super sexy men,

like my favorite men that

I like to watch and come

out and tell me how

beautiful I am in front

of all of those jealous

bitches. It feels good to

be able to share my talent

with the world.

-

Also almost straight from

his nomination at the

Golden Globe Awards,

Billy Porter made his way

down the carpet wearing

a huge white hat....and

a flowered gold lame

“something”.....possibly a

shawl or cape, with thin

ribbons of metallic fiber

throughout. Definitely

a signature Billy Porter

style, whatever it was.

Always flamboyantly

animated with a sparkling

persona and a dazzling

vibe, Billy swayed slowly

down the Pink runway

willing to stop for

everybody who wanted

to talk..

BILLY PORTER

(BARRET)

Billy, I interviewed you

regarding Kinky Boots

a few years ago. Since

that can you tell me

how your career has

changed in one word?

In one word? [The

superstar stands

speechless, with his

mouth open, yet nothing

coming out of it.] Can

somebody help me here?

Billy, if anyone can

answer that, you can.

Don’t put me on the

spot. What would that

one word be. Help me

with that one word. How

about extravagant?

Yes, that’s a good

word… or opulent?

Opulent! Yeah, I like that

word. Use that one.

He then posed for some

pictures and walked on.

-

Rose, the Australian-born

actress, sauntered down

the carpet adorned in a

chic rose, coral gown. She

portrays the other half of

the friendship with Mia

Carter. She has won two

Golden Globe Awards and

a Primetime Emmy.

ROSE BYRNE (MEL

PAIGE)

I just asked Tiffany her

ultimate stage fantasy.

Do you have one as

well?

Where am I?

Anywhere you want

to be.

I don’t know. This has

been pretty fun, this one.

Your hair is amazing.

Thank you.


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BY IAN-MICHAEL BERGERON

@ianmichaelinwonderland

For my friend Derrick’s

birthday (and no, I won’t

tell you which birthday

this was), rather than

spend our money getting

wasted in Hell’s Kitchen

(which we do every

weekend anyway), he

booked an escape room

for himself and his eight

closest friends.

We did The

Penitentiary at

OMEscape Escape

Room. I’d done one

escape room before,

last February, but

it was nothing like

this one: Within our

large escape room,

we were separated

into three groups

of three and locked

in three separate

jail cells. Before

we could all get

together and try to

solve all the puzzles,

we had to break out

of our locked jail

cell.

I’m not sure I’m the

best person at escape

rooms: I’m highly

competitive, but

I’m not always able to

translate my competitive

nature into a game like

this where we all have

to work together. Time

limits also stress me

out, so when I have a

certain amount of time to

escape a room or lose, I

spend the entire time in

panic mode.

One of the most

important things to think

about when putting

together a team to go

to an escape room is a

diverse group of people.

You want everyone to

think a little differently to

be able to solve all of the

puzzles along the way.

For example: I definitely

wasn’t the smartest

person in our group,

but I remember all the

little details along the

Escape Room

way, so when we needed

something near the

end of the escape room

that was a “random”

thing from our jail cells

where we started, I

remembered, and we

didn’t waste any time.

Other than that… I’ll

admit that I spent most

of the time panicking

and screaming, “Did we

figure that out yet? Did

we figure this out yet?!

Oh God, there’s only

30 minutes left—HEY

EVERYONE, THERE’S

ONLY 30 MINUTES

LEFT!” Which… isn’t

exactly helpful.

When I’d done an escape

room before, we were

only a group of four and

paired with four other

strangers. I didn’t mind

it at the time—again, the

most diverse the group,

the better

your chance at

escaping—but

after doing it

with all friends,

I’m only going

back with a

group big

enough to do

it alone. When

you know the

people in the

room, you

know who to

go to when

you’re stuck

with a certain

task or puzzle,

you know who’s

going to be

able to solve it

the quickest.

In the end, we

did escape the room—

with maybe five or so

minutes to spare—and

naturally I insisted

that I was the MVP.

Even though everyone

disagreed, I’ll still be

back to an escape room

soon; I think it’s the

perfect way to celebrate

being - - years old.

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PHOTO CREDIT JAMES SMITH

Photographer James

Smith and Dina Delicious

meet at Smith’s studio

to discuss his upcoming

all-trans exhibition at

the Leslie Lohman

Project Space (127-B

Prince Street, New York,

NY 10012), opening

January 31.

INTERVIEW

DD: Hi, girl!

JS: Hey, girl!

DD: So, you have your first NYC show

coming up. Are you nervous?

JS: It’s a good nervous, and you’re in the

show… are YOU nervous?

DD: No. I already told you what will happen

to you physically if you use the wrong

photos!

JS: [laughs]

DD: You’ve been shooting the girls since

the early 2000s. You’re long overdue for a

show.

JS: It was not so easy 10 years ago, or

even five. Galleries weren’t ready for an alltransgendered

show. I did exhibit in Paris in

2011, but my work’s grown a lot since then.

DD: Art evolves as we do.


it's not. And we loved the wig Codie Leone

did, and the corset Tobel Carter at Pat

Fields made for you. And Michael Gwaltney

turned the face.

DD: Yes! No sad clowns!

JS: LOL. It was a hard shoot. I took weeks

of arranging and finding the right butterfly,

and many hours to get the set built and

look done.

DD: And all that wind from the fans and

the bubbles… it was crazy, but I knew you

were getting the shots.

JS: We ALWAYS get the shots!

DD: So the show opens January 31 and

runs through February 2. Thank you for

asking me to be the main hostess at the

opening!

JS: Exactly. Your music does the same

thing... So, Dina, what made you decide to

shoot with me?

DD: You had already shot [adult actress]

Allanah Starr and many others, and you

were doing editorial quality for the girls,

without the lasciviousness of other photographers.

JS: I created a studio that is art-based.

Sure, we did sexy photos, but glamour

was more of the focus.

DD: I loved our cocoon/butterfly concept

with the bubble wrap that we did for the

cover of my EP, “Bubble Wrap”—which is

currently available on iTunes. You always

have a vision, and I trust you.

JS: I loved what they selected for the

cover. Everyone thinks it’s Photoshop, but

JS: I’m excited you’re doing it. It will be my

work mixed with music, and some of the

girls will be there from the Barbie Dream

House I created last year. They’re always

a kiki.

DD: So besides me, who else is featured

in the show?

JS: Allanah Starr, of course, and Laverne

Cox. I was the first photographer to shoot

her professionally. Dominique Jackson

from “Pose.” And some international personalities

like Farrah Mills from the U.K.

and Marie D'estrées from Paris. Yasmine

Lee, the actress from “The Hangover,” and

Amanda Lepore.

DD: It sounds amazing! You created a lot

of firsts with the girls, and this is your first

show and the first all-trans exhibition in

NYC. And I think we’re done… Oh, wait!

There will be booze there, right?

JS: Yes, girl, AFTER your hostess duties

are completed!

DD: Deal! Thank you, James.

JS: Thank you. Love you!

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