The electric annual drag show pageant returns to the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles tomorrow, October 8th. Maggie will be part of the judges table, alongside her fiance, Dylan McDermott. Other judges include Selma Blair, Leslie Grossman, Holland Taylor, and Marc Cherry.
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Six drag queens will compete for the crown as part of an annual fundraiser in downtown Los Angeles. Best in Drag Show — the electric annual drag show pageant that serves as a benefit for Aid for AIDS, a program of Alliance for Housing and Healing — returns to the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 8.
Set to take a seat at the judge’s table Sunday night are actors Dylan McDermott, Selma Blair, Leslie Grossman, Maggie Q and Holland Taylor, along with Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry. Six drag queens will be duking it out for the crown. The contestants are (drag names first, real names in parenthesis): Miss Florida Lexi Pro (Antonio Martinez), Miss Louisiana Joan Crawfish (Ricardo Ferrise), Miss New York Anita Tony (Joshua Skidmore), Miss Pennsylvania Soanna Quilt (Joey Gyondla), Miss Texas Dawn Renae Glamzi (Peter Korth) and Miss Washington Rachel Profiling (Chuck Jones).
Originally founded in 1989 by Alexis Pittman with a small group of friends in his West Hollywood living room, Best in Drag Show, or commonly referred to as BIDS, was then called Battle for the Tiara. The current version of the show has run since 2003 and has raked in more than $6 million to support the work of Alliance for Housing and Healing’s flagship initiative, Aid for AIDS.