934 Brannan Street between 8th & 9th Streets
San Francisco, California 94103

The Biggest Drag King Competition in the World to benefit P.A.W.S. - Pets Are Wonderful Support

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - 12th annual San Francisco Drag King Contest, produced by DragStrip Productions, the biggest and longest running Drag King Competition in the World and, according to the San Francisco Weekly, "A Parade of Gender-Bending Eye Candy," will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2007, 8pm at San Francisco's Mega-Art and Event Space, SomArts.

The internationally acclaimed outlandish celebration of Sex, Drag and Rock and Roll will bring out the animal in every attendee and participant as part of the proceeds will benefit for PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support).

"The San Francisco Drag King Contest is a mash-up of the Miss America Pageant, American Idol, Halloween and a Monster Truck Show," states impresario Fudgie Frottage. "We have every kind of drag from suits to fruits; studs to puds -- Everything from Elvis impersonators to Leather Daddies, Wrestlers, Contortionists, Hillbillies, Clowns, Jocks, and their female counterparts. It's a mind-boggling, dress-to-impress occasion, where part of the fun is just trying tell the performers and audience members apart."

Considered to be "One of the most boisterous parties of the year," by the San Francisco Chronicle, and "Dripping and swaggering with machismo" by the San Francisco Weekly, the San Francisco Bay Guardian also states, "Prepare to be amazed by the variety, astounded by the veracity, and properly impressed by the figurative and literal balls on display."

Virile Virtuoso, Fudgie Frottage, "The Man with The Biggest Balls in Show Business," and Internationally Renowned Burlesque Chanteuse, Comic and Siren, The Indra, as "The Indro vs. The Indra", a bi-sexual, bi-polar, half male, half female character, will preside over the festivities as Masters (and 1/2 Mistress) of Ceremonies.

The star-studded event will showcase Buck Naked, winner of the 2006 Solo King Category for his dapper style and scandalous dancing girls, The Slickk Bois, 2006 troupe winners for their provocative boy band choreography, gender illusionist Arty Fishal and the live, hip hop group The Momma's Boyz. In addition, rock band Wood, voted "Best of The Bay for 70's anthems and facial hair" by the
San Francisco Bay Guardian, will also perform. And - as always - the gender bending contestants will be the center of attention.

With contestants baring such monikers as L. Ron Hubby, Seimen Marcus, Papi Cock, and Sherwood Suck, expect an evening of hilarious entertainment and outrageous theatrical performances where lip-synch, live rock, fetish, burlesque, hip-hop, rap, interpretive dance and shtick meet and compete.

"The San Francisco Drag King Contest has inspired me to find my inner dude, and I'm half-way there,” says super star, The Indra. I performed my half man, half woman act recently at the London Burlesque Fest and received everything from dropped jaws to standing ovations. My motto: "If it doesn't look phallic enough, turn it sideways."

Contestants are judged on talent, creativity, studliness, sex appeal, originality, humor, make-up/facial hair and fashion by the illustrious panel of nationally known celebrity judges, including 2005 Drag King and 2004 Mr. Trannyshack Jay Walker, Simone DeLaGetto of Harlem Shake Burlesque, Sister Roma of Hot House Video, and special guest Animal, (formerly of the internationally-known musical duo, Bitch and Animal).

The 12th Annual SF Drag King Contest

WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2007, doors 8 pm, show at 9 pm.

WHERE: SomArts, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, between 8th and 9th Streets, www.somarts.org - After party: TBA

BENEFITS: Pets Are Wonderful Support, www.pawssf.org

TICKETS: $15.00 - $35.00
Early Bird Special: $15.00 before Aug. 1, 2007, $20.00 in advance beginning August 2, 2007, and $25.00 at the door. Very limited show seating at $35.00, available online only. Advance tickets are also available at Retro Fit Vintage, 910 Valencia, San Francisco, Madame S, 385 8th Street, San Francisco and www.sfdragkingcontest.com

No-Host Bar: 21 and up w/ I.D. (Show open to 18 and over with I.D.)

DRESS CODE: DRAG: King, Queen, Faux, Fetish, Formal, High Femme, and Festive.

INFO: 415.282.2363 or visit: www.sfdragkingcontest.com

Sponsors: Vixen Creations, Buck Angel, Glama-Rama, Black & Blue Tattoo, Good Vibrations, Costumes on Haight, Mr. S. Leather, Pretzel's Yoga, and the Center for Sex and Culture.

Official Website: http://sfdragkingcontest.com/

Added by Fudgie_The.Man.With.The.B on July 21, 2007