With a persona honed on Capitol Hill, Jinkx Monsoon is on top of the drag world this week. Crowned champion of the only reality TV show worth watching anymore, Cornish grad Jerick Hoffer has lifted Monsoon to worldwide attention from a Broadway base. Now she can ponder lofty goals like becoming the first drag host of Saturday Night Live.
But there is also no rest for the wicked. Monsoon will be back on the stage Friday night on Broadway to host Le Faux at Julia’s. You can also stop by to congratulate her in person at a celebration at Julia’s slated for Monday night. Tickets are $35 with proceeds benefitting Lifelong AIDS Alliance.
If you’re new to Monsoon’s celebrity, one great way to catch up is with Capitol Hill filmmaker Alex Berry’s Drag Becomes Him documentaries. We’ve featured Berry’s work on CHS in the past — now his celebrity is also growing thanks to his Monsoon-related work. This CHS Community Post, by the way, has details of Berry’s next project.