Sunday, October 9, 2016

Creeps 'n Weirdos R Us

Continuing our praise of drag queens of Halloween, today's song comes from another devotee of the macabre--Jinkx Monsoon! Jinkx was inspired to try out for the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race (which she won) after seeing Sharon Needles win the fourth. Jinkx isn't as all-out goth as Sharon, but she does have her creepy leanings, as we saw last year in her video honoring the gold-digging Debbie Jellinsky from Addams Family Values

In addition to her creepy kookiness, Jinkx has the heart of a comedienne and the voice of a Broadway star. Earlier this year I was lucky to see her combine all her loves in a performance of "Death is Just Around the Corner" from the Addams Family musical during an NYC stop of the RuPaul's Battle of the Seasons tour. Of course she killed it, and I'm sure made Morticia proud!

Today's song is a cover of a different sort--"Creep" by Radiohead. Jinkx puts her unique stamp on it vocally, but also pulled out all the stops for the video. In this black and white and orange masterpiece, Jinkx is not only a creepy clown, but a crooked one. She arrives at an all-girl school like the anti-Mary Poppins, presumably to entertain the students during a party with puppets and tricks. But things start to deteriorate when Jinkx serves kitty poo pie and uses the birthday cake as a weapon. Make sure you watch till the end, it's quite explosive! Jinkx, you're so fucking special.

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