Jinkx Monsoon is serving some Ann-Margaret Bye Bye Birdie realness in the zany new music video for her latest single, “She Evil.”
“At first, I just wanted to recreate Ann Margret singing ’Bye, Bye Birdie’ from the movie. I wanted the music video to be me dancing around in a big blue room with a camera following me, all in one shot,” the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 winner told Billboard. She then decided to expand her vision for the video by also including homages to music videos for Azealia Banks’ “212” and Madonna’s “Human Nature.”
Jinkx also enlisted the help of her friend, Fred Schneider from The B-52s, who she first worked with on her 2014 debut, The Inevitable Album.
“Fred comes to pretty much every show we [Jinkx and her Vaudevillians co-star, Major Scales] do in New York and he’s been a pretty big supporter of ours,” explained Jinkx. “He came to The Vaudevillians when we did it in New York five years ago and we’ve been pretty good friends with him ever since.”
“She Evil” is off of Jinkx’s newest album, The Ginger Snapped, which she will be taking on the road in the U.K., and then at the beginning of next year she will start filming a new Peaches Christ parody movie, Slay Gardens.
“It’s based off our Grey Gardens comedy show that we’ve done for years. It’s about me and Peaches Christ basically playing Big Edie and Little Edie for 40 years until we kind of degrade into the characters,” Monsoon explains. “And it’s also a kind of murder mystery.”
Jinkx reprising her impression of Little Edie and it’s a murder mystery? Consider our tickets already bought. Until then watch the zany video for “She Evil” below.