26th San Francisco Drag King Contest, 2022Header

Fudgie FUDGIE FROTTAGE
EMCEE

The Man with "The Biggest Balls in Show Business".
Drag King Legend Impresario, Fudgie has been performing for over 30 years. His contributions to SF's colorful Drag and art scene has been fierce, funny and phenomenal. Fudgie was discovered quite accidentally by Versace in 1996 while f!#*hing Donatella in a K-Hole afterhours in his Miami showroom. Heavily influenced by the late 60's (free love) and early 70's (free drugs) Fudgie dreams of bringing the Fudgie Frottage Revue to Vegas with the help of his brilliant manager, Lu Read.

Social media did not exist when the OGs were paving the way but now Drag King History is archived at The Smithsonian. dragkinghistory.com/1995-present-fudgie-frottage/

Sister Roma
SISTER ROMA
EMCEE

The Most Photographed Nun in the World
2022 marks my 35th year as one of the most outspoken and highly visibile members of San Francisco's Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. I've been the MC on the main stage at the SF Pride Celebration and The Folsom Street Fair, as well as hosting/mc'ing and performing all over the Country. You may have heard me on KMEL or 92.7, seen me in an MTV video or on CNN or as Co-host of the Tim and Roma show. You can read me in my bi-weekly column, Drag It!, in Gloss Magazine (sfgloss.com). I strive for the adoration of others. I love to laugh -- if you can make me laugh, I'm all yours. I also like gifts of cash and jewelery and will accept bribes from contestants. theSisters.org/roma

Joan Jett Blakk
JOAN JETT BLAKK
SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE

Joan Jett-Blakk is the drag persona of performer Terence Smith. Blakk first came to national attention when running for president of the United States in 1992. In 1991, Smith, as Blakk, ran against Richard M. Daley for the office of mayor of Chicago,Illinois.

Blakk ran in 1992 under the slogan Lick Bush in ‘92.
* In each of these campaigns Smith ran on the Queer Nation Party.
* Upon relocating to San Francisco, Smith joined the Negro comedy troupe, Pomo Afro Homos.
* 1994 brought forth Late Night with Joan Jett-Blakk. A collaboration between Rick Jacobsen (producer/Kiki Gallery) and Steven Mounce (co-host BABETTE), Terence/Joan realized her dream of being Oprah-ish.
* In 2018, none other than the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago a production written by Tina Landau and Terrel McCraney, (who won an Oscar for writing Moonlight.

Currently, a documentary short, The Beauty President, directed by Whitney Skauge is sash-shaying it’s way across the countries independent film festivals.

Klingon Vanna White
KLINGON VANNA WHITE
SPECIAL GUEST

The Babs Bernsteinowitz, aka the Klingon Vanna White, was an outcast on Kronos, her native planet. As a child she felt she never belonged in a world surrounded by drab, utilitarian colors. Her love of bling, luxury, and product presentation made her Klingon family disown her. Heartbroken she came to Earth to find her new family. Adopted by the Bernsteinowitz family in Queens. NY she occasionally slips into the colloquial accent of her chosen people. Klingon Vanna White has an ill fated decades long marriage and performing career with her future ex husband, Shecky Davis Jr. They are currently sorting out the details of their dissolution and totally wish each other the best. They are well known as co-hosts of "Speakeasily" the variety show hosted by Odessa Lil. They are never on the show concurrently due to the multiple restraining orders. Klingon Vanna White believes true honor begins with honesty, creativity, and individuality. klingonvannawhite.com/

Kit Tapata
KIT TAPATA
SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE
MR. GAY SAN FRANCISCO

Kit is a title whore. He remains San Francisco's only biofem Mr Gay SF in the history of the Imperial Council of San Francisco. Kit was also Mr Gay Rodeo 2016, serving as Grand Marshall at Best Buck in the Bay at the Russian River. Prior to moving to Coachella Valley in 2020, Kit was the only beef in Hamburger Mary’s Castro drag shows, and he helped organize and host Easter for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for many years as St Commedia dell’Farte. Kit definitely is qualified and delighted to return to SF as both A Special Guest Judge + Official SFDK Stage Manager to wrangle this year's herd of Kings. GIDDYUP!

Meatflap
MEATFLAP
WINNER SFDK25/2021

MEATFLAP is a San Francisco based drag king with a dong of gold! He is co-producer and king wrangler at Dandy Drag King Cabaret at Oasis. Host of Meat Market and recently won 2nd-runner-up at Princess' High Princx Pageant. He's San Francisco's favorite cut of meat!

Jay Mercury
JOTA MERCURY
JUDGE
WINNER SFDK 2017

Performing as a member of Rebel Kings of Oakland, infamous host of Oaklash and hottie extraordinaire, this bundle of fierceness made it all the way to the crown from the Lipsync for your Life segment of the show. Although they originally hail from Fresno, California- this small hellfire of a person found their drag king calling in Oakland, CA. This queerdo loves to make you laugh and even more to make you feel what they call "enticed". Be prepared for either or both!

Jay Mercury
FONTAINE BLUE
JUDGE

Whether he's singing to the ladies at Dandy, choreographing drag shows, or spinning the turntables at KPOO. Mr. Blue is one complicated man determined to make you feel real.

Madd Dogg
MADD DOGG 20/20
SF DRAG KING WINNER, 2014
AND GRAND DUKE MADD-DOGG 20/20
SPECIAL GUEST

This bad boy has been seen performing at Princess, Mother, Oaklash, SF Bootie, The Monster Show, SF Pride, Mascara, and Pride Night at Great America. He is one of Sacramento Drag King winners 2014, and San Jose's Switch-hitter Drag King winner 2014. Look out MADD DOGG 20/20 is coming back to da hood!!

This King has been rocking the West Coast since 2006. ... he ruled the Ducal Court of The Golden Beaver with his Grand Duchess, Miss Shugana, with a rigorous performance schedule raising money for the community -- he is one hard working guy. Madd Dogg also holds titles in Sacramento and San Jose.

Arty Fishal
ARTY FISHAL aka SUPER FISHAL
JUDGE
SFDK3 - 1998

Leslie Einhorn (AKA ARTY FISHAL & SUPER FISHAL) spent her formative years listening to "Free to Be You & Me" and dancing in front of her mirror in purple heart-shaped sunglasses. She is the founder & director of CASA (http://casasf.org/), a nonprofit art & social justice after school program. CASA recently received a grant from the SF Arts Commission to explore gender with youth. Leslie's 2015 play 'City Not For Sale' (a children's musical about San Francisco) was featured on 'This American Life'.
© Larry Utley.

The Rebel Kings
THE REBEL KINGS OF OAKLAND
SPECIAL GUESTS

The Rebel Kings of Oakland (RKO) is a drag king troupe 12 years in the running. They host drag shows at the White Horse Inn in Oakland on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays and gig around California. Open to amateurs and professionals alike, kings and queens and gender rebels, the RKO drag nights are for the community. As a community-minded troupe, the Rebel Kings place top priority on the creation of an inclusive, safe space for bang-up drag, burlesque and queer performers and their fans, and on supporting new kings in popping their drag cherry. Make sure to catch these funny, zany, sexy, wild babes at SFDK!! We are Vegas Jake, VERA!, Jota Mercury, Joey Gelato, and Jaeson Trouble!

Dee Dee Lux
DEEDEE LUXE
SPECIAL GUEST

Star of the Off Broadway show "Queen of the Night". And perhaps you've seen her in the film "Shame" or in a Pink Floyd or Smashing Pumpkins video - Dee Dee takes a break from her regular appearances at NYC's The Box to grace our stage. She is an International Burlesque artist, Performer, Dancer, and fetish Model Sensation. Her one of a kind shows combine Humor and Sexuality to Tease and Captivate her audience. Hold onto your seats! Be prepared to be taken on a Glamorous and delightfully Twisted ride. For more information please go to deedeeluxe.com/resume.html.
© Don Spiro

Mason Dixon Jars
MASON DIXON JARS
Winner SFDK20 -- 2015

Mason Dixon Jars is five feet of pure swagger, but he's not afraid to wear eyeshadow. He spends his time with drag queens and strippers. He loves the 90s, puppies, booty shorts, and ice cream sandwiches.

Odessa Lil
ODESSA LIL
SPECIAL GUEST

Odessa Lil (aka Audra Wolfmann) has been active as a dancer, promoter, and Mistress of Ceremonies in the Bay Area burlesque scene since 2004 when she started Speakeasily, Oakland's first weekly burlesque show. Speakeasily lives on as a sketch comedy troupe and podcast called “Speakeasily vs. the ‘80s,” which she co-hosts with Klingon Vanna White and Shecky Davis, Jr. Her other podcast, “Retrophilia,” examines ‘90s subcultures, films, and music. She is also one of the founding members of Tight and Nerdy: The First And Only Weird Al Burlesque Troupe, and a proud return performer to SF Drag King Contest.

Dusty Mayhem
DUSTY MAYHEM (aka ANNALYN BOND)
SPECIAL GUEST

Dusty Mayhem (aka Annalyn Bond) blames David Bowie and the Marvel Cinematic Universe for inspiring their delightful descent into crossplay, drag, and burlesque. Through stripping as "Hamilton"s George III, performing punk rock as Buffalo Bill from "Silence of the Lambs," and telling sexy superhero stories at "Bawdy Storytelling" as Captain America, Dusty displays a penchant for genderfuckery with a geeky and perverse edge.

VARLA, RESCUE FRENCHIE FROM WUHAN, CHINA
VARLA
RESCUE FRENCHIE FROM WUHAN, CHINA
SPOKESMODEL

When she isn't dancing with her human, Varla is usually lounging in front of the fireplace or jogging across the hills of San Francisco. This 5 year old gal may have had a rocky start in life at the hands of a greedy breeder, who sold her to a butcher once she pumped out as many pups as she could, but she has made up for lost time with her newfound love of freedom, living in the moment with her lust for life.
Catch her onstage at Oasis for SFDK26.
			
			
			
CONTESTANTS

Papi Churro
PAPI CHURRO
Papi Churro is a Two-Spirit Indigenous Warrior of Coahuilitecan (Quali-tee-Khan) and Nahua (Nah-wah) heritage. Recently transplanted from Austin Texas, he is happy to call the Bay Area his home. His life passions include advocating for Queer Indigenous rights, immigration reform and BIPOC voices. Infowars has labeled him “Some Type of Bizarre Stripper,” find out why. © Kane Andrade

COSIMO
COSIMO
This Paisan's motto is: "Chi Non Fa, Non Falla." Born + raised in SF Cosimo is the proud parent of two adorable feline fur-kids. He supports them by teaching drawing + painting classes and from Drag Shows like Peaches Christ's Terror Vault, Princess, Palace of Trash, and now psyched to be on the stage at SFDK26.
They believe we should Twist, shout + spread our love open so wide it will turn inside out.

HELIXIR JYNDER BYNTWELL
HELIXIR JYNDER BYNTWELL
MX. ROYAL BUNNY 2022 SF DUCAL COURT

Drag King Extraordinaire, Helixir started doing Drag a couple of years ago and now sets stages all over the Bay Area on fire with his sexy comedic style, beefcake twerker dance moves, and winning smile. Guaranteed to keep you gagging.

JEFF STROKER
JEFF STROKER
Jeff Stroker began performing drag in 2001 with the Chicago Kings, and continued in the Bay Area with ButchBallet, The Kings of Queen, and Nine Inch Males, along with assorted other drag collaborations. Addicted to group numbers and known for doubles trapeze shenanigans, Jeff looks forward to bringing a rare solo drag king performance to SFDK.

PAPA SQUAT
PAPA SQUAT
"If you're scared, it's working"
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Bay Area resident for the last 5 years. My drag career so far is, like me, short but mighty. I started in 2019 and have been doing shows here and there since then. As Papa Squat I delight in bringing chaotic bisexual cartoon villain realness, and I specialize inmeticulously staged lip syncs that are sexy, hilarious, and a tiny bit disturbing. Out of drag I enjoy cooking, hiking, and disappointing my mother.

GLITTER DONE
GLITTER DONE
Glitter Done (They/Them) is the Chaotic Neutral Fae from Redwood City. This gender non conforming professional weirdo began their drag journey in 2018 with the support and guidance from their Drag Parents, Chico Suave and Donny Mirassou. Playing with gender expectations and turning them inside out has helped Glitter Done find freedom and joy with living as a non-binary person.

HENNESSY WILLIAMS
HENNESSY WILLIAMS
Pronouns: they/them or he/him
Hennessy Williams is an Oakland-based genderqueer drag performer that performs as both a king and queen. They also love using their drag to pay homage to their Chinese heritage and do genderfuck performances. You can follow them at @hennessy_williams on Instagram.

TATER TOT
TATER TOT
Tater Tot is a serious soul with a heart of gold and a scandalous sense of humor. Tater is a co-producer of the drag troupe, Palace of Trash and a proud drag baby of Polly Amber Ross.

L. D. Hablo
L. D. HABLO
Featured in the Bay Area Tarot deck, L.D is an Oakland based nonbinary/genderfluid Latine dancer and internationally published model.
A lover of horror, fashion, and fighting, catch him dancing on bars, stages, and cages every 4th Wednesday at PlayXLand fetish night at Cat Club SF.

Stinky Pinky
STINKY PINKY
Stinky Pinky is an Oakland based drag king who debuted in December 2019. They have since begun exploring clowning and drag together. When they're not performing for an audience, they're performing for your Mom in the bedroom.

Dragon King
DRAGON KING
The Dragon King is a trans enby wholesome horror film with a bachelor's degree in sociology. You can catch them speaking at high schools, scaring your pants off at Terror Vault, or making you question your sexuality/what you're into with their strip tease drag performances. They're two scoops of neurodivergent and can't wait to share their special interest(s) with you.
			
			
			
DJ, STAGE MANAGER, PRODUCER

DJ Junkyard
JUNKYARD
DJ



HOLDEN WOOD
HOLDEN WOOD
STAGE MANAGER
WINNER SFDK24, 2019

Holden Wood, “half James Dean, half the swamp monster that ate James Dean”, has been trampsing around the Bay Area, sneaking onto any poorly guarded stage he can for the past year.

When he’s not eating dirt or throwing coal at audience members, Holden dedicates his time to advocating for drag both as an art form and a means of gender exploration and expression by fundraising through the Grand Ducal Court system of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, where he serves as Royal Crowned Prince.

Find him on Instagram under @theholdenwood to experience firsthand what the doctors call “morbid embarrassment”.

lu read
LU READ
Lu has been promoting clubs since 1988, teaming acts like The Del Rubio Triplets with The Popstitutes (a very Cockettes-esque performance group started by Diet Popstitute, founder of Klubstitute.) In ‘93, Lu masterminded Merkinstock as a West Coast response to Lady Bunny’s NY Wigstock, featuring performers like Justin Vivian Bond, Holly Woodlawn, Pearl E. Gates, Miss X, Elvis Herselvis, Arturo Galster, Jerome Caja and more! With So many talented Queens and a growing number of Kings anxious to entertain, DragStrip was launched as a monthly showcase of both Drag and Strip/Burlesque acts -- to top it off a Fetish Lounge, “Dungeons and Drag Queens” was incorporated. DragStrip debuted at The Transmission Theatre, SF in ‘95 and later moved to the DNA Lounge. In ‘97 Lu/DragStrip produced The 2nd Annual SF Drag King Contest as part of a benefit for Les Feinberg called “More For Les”, organized by Jordy Jones of Club Confidential. Lu has produced every SFDK Contest since! Read also hosted a niteclub talk show called Throne in the upstairs backroom of the DNA Lounge with featured guests like Mo B. Dick, Murray Hill, Dred, and more. Lu now focuses on special events and has hosted, produced or co-produced countless, memorable parties and fundraisers including: Mondo Porno with NY club promoter Editrix Abby and Chez Badunkadunk . Lu doubles as Fudgie Frottage’s manager. If you’d like to buy Lu a niteclub or cabaret, or you need to book Fudgie, please contact him at: info@sfdragkingcontest.com



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