I Will Never Be Corky St. Claire BUT I Wouldn’t Mind Being Brini Maxwell

If you have followed my blog, you will remember that my blog was reviewed not too long ago.  That reviewer claimed that if Corky St. Claire (Waiting For Guffman) wrote a blog, it would be just like mine. I was shocked! I was offended!  I immediately made changes to my blog.  Along with that change, I changed my avatar to a more “holiday-ish” kitschy drag queen with cocktail.  And then I was hit with another blow.

Taylor over at Mac & Cheese (who I read religiously and you should too) asked me why I got rid of my Brini Maxwell avatar.  I immediately responded with, “Brini Who?”  Well apparently, Brini is a semi-famous kitschy drag queen who had a very popular show, The Brini Maxwell Show, on local NY Cable for many years and then moved over to the Style Network for two years.

Now I know RuPaul (who doesn’t), Divine,  and Lypsinka.  I absolutely adore Charles Busch of Die, Mommy, Die! fame.  I even own Girls Will Be Girls, yet I had no idea who Brini Maxwell is.  I was ashamed! I was mortified!  I was afraid they’d take away my Gay Card. (or at least the toaster oven they gave me when I came out of the closet!)

The most embarassing part is that Brini is so retro kitsch, being described as a cross between Martha Stewart and Donna Reed.  If I was going to do drag on a regular basis, that’s how I’d want to look-retro 1950/60’s.  (I collect 1960’s Kitschy bar and glassware)  Just look at that hair! Those earings! Those cocktails! And the wallpaper screams 1960’s Eames Era Atomic Kitsch.  This is someone I should have been following since I was12 ! I don’t know how I missed her!

Brini, please accept my apologies. I promise that I will stay faithfully devoted to you and your kitschy drag. (Don’t you wish you had a nickel for every time I used the word kitsch or kitschy?  You try finding a synonym for it. I dare you!) If I could, I would be you…but based on my past experiences with drag, I’d end up being more like a cross between Elizabeth Taylor from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Ruth Buzzi!  For now I’ll have to be happy to just live vicariously through you, Brini Maxwell.
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7 thoughts on “I Will Never Be Corky St. Claire BUT I Wouldn’t Mind Being Brini Maxwell

  1. Rachael says:

    I am sorry that you don’t want to be like Corky St Claire, but just the fact that you referenced him here is great! If you look at my Blogger profile you will see that “Waiting for Guffman” is one of my favorite movies! Christopher Guest is brilliant! Only the chosen few know of this movie!
    Of course, I am a big theatre fan so it has a special place in my heart.
    I will definitely check out Brini Maxwell, may become another fave of mine 🙂

    Oh and kitschy is a FABULOUS word…kind of “tschotchke!”

  2. Taylor says:

    Yay! You found Brini. She IS most fabulous, isn’t she? I’ve never seen a more beautiful and put together man in drag. She truly puts Martha to shame – in looks, entertaining, and crafting. I’d rather be at Brini’s party than Martha’s, that’s for sure!

  3. Preston says:

    Rachael – I love Corky St. Claire. I just don’t want to be him or even compared to him. Now I’d definitely be Christopher Guest who I also think is brilliant! Maybe I should do my role of Pompey (Shakespeare) as Corky instead of Joe Pesce. Hmmm…on second thought, maybe not. LOL

    Taylor – I only found Brini cause of you! She is divine and fabulous all rolled up into one. Thank you so very much!

  4. Renée aka Mekhismom says:

    I don’t know these people. Guess I need to hang around you more my friend. Although I am familiar with RuPaul. I love your blog, I say don’t change a thing (I am not sure what you changed other than your avatar but no more changes) it is great here.

  5. Preston says:

    Renee – There’s a whole magical world of drag out there. Just check the links in the article. (they are in red) And all my changes have already been done. It’s gonna stay like this for a while anyway. 🙂

  6. Country Wife says:

    You always make me smile, and today I sure needed it!

    Why is it that men always look so much more glamorous than women? I can always spot a drag queen because she’s the one with perfect makeup!

  7. Preston says:

    Country Wife – I’m so glad I could make you smile. And maybe drag queens do make up better cause they have to try harder. Maybe? LOL

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