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Jinkx Monsoon :: It's All Just a Case of History Repeating

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Thursday Jun 5, 2014

Many of the drag contestants on LOGO's "RuPaul's Drag Race" are now staples on the gay club circuit. But, Season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon has chosen a different route to stardom that better fits her talents and creativity than lip-synching the latest Beyonce or Rihanna remix.

With a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and ten years experience on the stage, the likely places you will see Jinkx spread her drag wings will have the word Broadway or Carnegie on the marquee. "The Vaudevillians," her college creation performed with stage partner Major Scales, just might be the vehicle that propels her drag career to those theater heights.

Based out of San Francisco, BEBE SWEETBRIAR is the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse. As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be scene every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in the San Francisco. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in San Francisco, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, "Ugly Betty’s" Alec Mapa and Dance Diva Kristine W. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments in 2008 with the release of her first single "Save Me", Ms. Sweetbriar will soon release her fifth dance single in 2012 called "Show It Off"..
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.


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