Sharon Needles, RuPaul Drag Race Season 4 winner and queen of all things creepy and twisted, was kind enough—or foolish enough—to let NewNowNext debut the video for “Why Do You Think You Are Nuts,” the new single off her album PG-13.
Sharon told us the song is more true to her punk roots and, true to form, its origins are as bizarre as the scream queen herself. WFMU delved into its origins:
Unverified rumors suggest the name of the band is The Penny Magic Show, and the name of the song is actually “The Shrink.” The lead singer may possibly be named Penny Pearce, but the taping of the clip was definitely from a public access show, on a channel called Group W Cable Public Access, out of Santa Monica, California, in 1983..
One unconfirmed source, claiming to be Penny’s grandson, says his grandmother Penny was always (surprise!) “really eccentric,” and recorded “The Shrink” after fifteen years of failed therapy.
The bursting comments section of the original YouTube clip posting contains all of the most current information, fact or fiction.
Sharon’s version, a shot-for-shot remake of the cult-classic original, premiered Friday night at Motivo nightclub in New York.