Polly Filla

Polly Filla

Polly Filla

Polly Filla is an entertainer from Melbourne, Australia.  Polly is part of the group called the Sparklettes, a premier drag performance trio, which also includes Bumpa Love and Spanky DQ.

Bumpa Love

Bumpa Love

Bumpa Love

Bumpa Love is an entertainer from Melbourne, Australia.  Bumpa is part of the group called the Sparklettes, a premier drag performance trio, which also includes Spanky DQ and Polly Filla.

Spanky DQ

Spanky

Spanky DQ

Spanky DQ is an entertainer currently residing in Melbourne, Australia where she is featured at places like Bar 362 and Tongue & Groove.  Spanky DQ is part of the group called the Sparklettes, a premier drag performance trio, which also includes Bumpa Love and Polly Filla.

Maxi Shield

Maxi Shield

Maxi Shield

Maxi Shield is an entertainer from Sydney, Australia where she has been featured at places like Scruffy Murphys.  She has also hosted events at places like the Stonewall Hotel and the Oxford Hotel in Darlinghurst.

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Visit Maxi’s website.

Maxi Shield

Maxi Shield

In Loving Memory of Kandy Johnson

Kandy Johnson

In Loving Memory of Kandy Johnson

Kandy Johnson was the drag persona of Ken Johnson of Sydney, Australia.   Known as a true icon to the Sydney Gay community Ken left his mark as a performer, club owner, and author.  Sadly, Ken (Kandy) passed away on February 27, 2010 after a long battler with cancer.

Kandy Johnson

In Loving Memory of Kandy Johnson

As the first comedian at Australia’s first gay nightclub and an original Les Girl, Kandy was an camp icon even by the early 60s. But Ken Johnson went on to own some of Sydney’s most significant camp/gay/lesbian night spots – the Garden of Eden in Enmore, Kandy’s Purple Onion Kensington, the Park Inn Woollahra and Ken’s Karate Klub Kensington.

Ken (Kandy) published his auto-biography in 2009 titled: “Kandy: What a Drag!”.

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Visit the Kandy Johnson tribute page on Facebook.

Kandy Johnson

In Loving Memory of Kandy Johnson

Varla Jean Merman

Varla Jean Merman

Varla Jean Merman

Varla Jean Merman is a character originated and portrayed by Jeffery Roberson, an American actor, singer and drag performer. Varla’s fictitious pedigree boasts that Ernest Borgnine is her father and Ethel Merman is her mother.

Varla’s shows are a staple of summer entertainment in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She also performs fairly often in New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, London and has also enjoyed billing at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

Varla has had several appearances on television and film.  Varla is perhaps best known for her role in the 2003 independent film Girls Will Be Girls. She also had a co-starring role in the 1997 film Franchesca Page. Varla was also one of the performers featured in the HBO original documentary Dragtime. She has appeared in a number of short films and live cabaret acts since she and her male alter-ego attended the School of Music at Louisiana State University.  The gay-themed television network LOGO commissioned Merman to write and star in an animated educational short film about the Stonewall riots of 1969.  Merman appeared on the August 20, 2008 Project Runway episode “Good Queen Fun”. The outfit created for her was the winning design.  She also had two short runs on the soap opera All My Children as the character “Rosemary Chicken”.

Accomplishments

Along with co-stars Miss Coco Peru and Evie Harris, Merman shared the Best Actor Grand Jury Award at Outfest 2003 and “Best Actress” honors at the 2003 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival for her role in Girls Will Be Girls.

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Visit Varla’s Website.

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Below is a show ad for Varla from 2009:

Varla Jean Merman

Varla Jean Merman

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards is an entertainer currently residing in Toronto, Canada where she is featured at George’s Play.  Extremely popular in Toronto, Chris has been voted several times by fans as Entertainer of the Year.

Chris got her start performing at a lesbian bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1983.  She is known for her impersonations of Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Grace Jones, Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson.  Chris is also known for combining comedic talents along with her performances.

Edwards has lent her talents to help raise more than $250,000 for AIDS charities.  Her commitment to the community is evident.

Accomplishments

Miss International

Miss Gay Universe

Miss New York State Continental

Miss Gay Canada

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Below is a 2010 ad featuring Chris:

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards