There might not be a bigger Golden Girls fan than Alaska.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 winner has always been vocal about her love for the classic sitcom, and now she has proven it even more with her new live show, On Golden Girls, which recently premiered at New York’s Laurie Beechman Theatre.
During the show Alaska and her sidekick, Handsome Jeremy, “explore the songs featured within the 7 seasons of the hit TV classic, while offering their own unique analysis and perspective on all things Golden,” including covering those songs while staying in character.
“This was one of the first shows that dealt with gay issues,” Alaska told The Huffington Post, when she explained why she loves the show so much. “There were gay characters that weren’t just a one note comedic punchline – they were three dimensional and they have problems and fears and hopes and that’s amazing!”
“I also think of older women in this society and also in show business – these were all women who were sort of pushed aside and there were no roles besides the crotchety old granny who wasn’t beautiful ― she was two dimensional.”
Don’t fret if you missed the New York run of On Golden Girls because luckily a video has surfaced of Alaska performing Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” as Dorothy Zbornak. It’s the Jagged Little Pill/Golden Girls mashup you never knew you needed.
Here’s another video from the show if the number above wasn’t enough:
Stay golden, Alaska.
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