Sherry Vine: The Variety of Life
Article written by Alexander Rodriguez, host of On the Rocks with Alexander
Gird your loins…Sherry Vine is emerging from COVID with a lot to show! Literally. On May 25th, The Sherry Vine Variety Show will be coming to your screen whether you are ready or not. In a fun throwback to the 70’s variety show ala Cher and Carol Burnett (you young kids need to Google them), Sherry is strutting her stuff with iconic special guests (Alec Mapa, Candis Cayne, Mario Diaz, Nadya Ginsburg) and some of the world’s top drag superstars including Alaska Thunderfuck, Bob The Drag Queen, Bianca Del Rio, Jackie Beat, Monet X Change, Peppermint, Tammie Brown, Varla Jean Merman and more! It’s a veritable mashup of newbies and veterans and we couldn’t be more excited. With all of the serious LGBTQ content hitting the screens, this is a breath of fresh air and much-needed hilarity.
With the power of Botox and hard work, she has remained a fixture in the scene for 30 years. With appearances in a long list of movies and TV shows, she is best known for her parody videos that have amassed over 19,000,000 views – the same number of one-liners she has in her jokebook. We love Sherry and can’t wait to watch.
We chatted with Sherry about hooking up, feet licking, and of course, her new show!
What makes a good drag queen?
I think knowing what you do well and the confidence behind that knowledge makes a good drag queen. You have to know what you can and can’t do. No one wants to see me try to dance!
What’s your favorite part of doing drag?
I love it as much today as I did 30 years ago. I love the whole process - painting my face, performing in front of an audience or camera, seeing ideas and dreams come alive. Free cocktails!
Least favorite part of doing drag?
I don’t like sitting around in drag waiting…like if a show is starting late or you have 3 hours between gigs. it’s not comfortable sitting on your tuck.
What sex tips can you give us for drag queens?
Get the money first! Lol - kidding. Don’t have sex in your good show wigs; always have a DSW (dick-sucking wig) nearby.
Have you ever hooked up with a fan?
No. but I’m sure they became fans after receiving my world-famous bj!
You have parodied many icons…which one has been your favorite to parody?
Definitely Lady Gaga. She gives a wealth of material to parody.
What’s your relationship with social media like?
Well, I really use social media as Sherry to promote shows. I try to be more “engaging” with silly videos and stuff but I’m not one to post meals, etc. and I haven’t even looked at my non-drag pages in years. I spend very little time scrolling. Friends are always like, “did you see my post?” and I’m like, “no, honey, if it’s not the first post at the top of Instagram, I didn’t see it.”
What celebrity would you most like to give a drag makeover?
Maybe Kit Harrington… how gorgeous would he be all painted up?!?
If you were a Housewife, what would your tagline be?
I will never be a Housewife - I’m the mistress! LOL
What are some of the sexiest parts of your Variety Show that we should look forward to?
Well, the first thing everyone will see in Episode 1 is my opening number with 4 very sexy, half-dressed, super talented dancers. There’s also a quick scene of me “naked” on a massage table - although I doubt anyone else would consider that sexy.
You have been in the business for 30 years! What advice do you have for new queens?
Find your talent and passion, work on it as a craft, then exploit it. Don’t try to be someone else; inspired, yes, but make it your own.
What part of your career sticks out as a highlight?
There have been so many, I’m so lucky! Having one of our off-off-Broadway theatre couture shows move to off-Broadway, Youtube success with “Shit My Pants,” getting to make a variety show with complete artistic control, performing all over the world, hooking up with straight identifying men all over the world, lol.
What do your fans tell you the most?
“Great legs!” But my favorite is when someone says “you made me laugh for the first time in a long time” - that’s my job!
What is the strangest fan request or comment you’ve received?
Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of requests to lick my feet. No! Honey, lick my hole it’s cleaner than my feet!
If you were to design a pair of Andrew Christians underwear, what would they look like?
I actually do wear Andrew’s undies - out of drag lol. If I were to design a pair for Sherry, I think hot pink, super tight, maybe a little lace or glitter. Sexy, but also showgirl. I have no doubt he can turn them out!
Watch the trailer for The Sherry Vine Variety Show here!
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