Ghouls and Dolls: Bad Kids Pageant Preliminary #1 @ Metro Bar 03.13

Ghouls and Dolls: Bad Kids Pageant Preliminary #1 @ Metro...
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Faced with an overwhelming response upon the announcement of their second yearly pageant, the Bad Kids decided to give every applicant a chance to compete, splitting the pageant into two preliminaries before the actual main event, to be held on June 5. … read more

Creature Feature: The Bearded Femme

Creature Feature: The Bearded Femme
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“People who are too comfortable freak me out. I feel so uncomfortable and indecisive all the time, so I’m always questioning myself,” says The Bearded Femme. … read more

Creature Feature: The Bad Kids Collective Enters Their Terrible Twos

Creature Feature: The Bad Kids Collective Enters Their Terrible Twos
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Since the summer of 2012, the Bad Kids Collective has shaken up Salt Lake’s drag scene, made connections with the global genderfuck community and established a home for queer artists at Metro Bar. Now, at “terrible” 2 years old, SLUG catches up with founding braintrust Cartel Chameleon Fenicé and performers Jezebel Jet and The Bearded Femme about where they’ve been, where they’re headed and why their approach to gender-integrated performance art is a vital force in queer Utah. … read more

Ghouls and Dolls: A Bad Kids Pageant @ Metro Bar 06.05

Ghouls and Dolls: A Bad Kids Pageant @ Metro Bar...
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Another year of Utah Pride festivities (un)officially kicked off at Metro Bar Thursday night.
10 contestants, each of whom earned a spot in the competition after a tough preliminary round, performed for Bad Kid Collective titles: Wicked Kid, Ardent Kid, Avant Kid and Baddest Kid. … read more

Creature Feature: Tony C Berrow

Creature Feature: Tony C Berrow
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With the amount of bling already bedazzled to his body, it’s no wonder that Tony received the crown. “To win the pageant was shocking,” Tony says. “The pleasure of the whole pageant is that you get to meet so many other creative minds that are the same level as you, as far as being artistic in their different ways, which is fun.” … read more

Creature Feature: Chartreuse

Creature Feature: Chartreuse
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“A lot of people don’t feel like [cis] girls shouldn’t be doing [drag], as females performing as females. I feel I should be able to perform as my own gender if that’s what I want.” … read more

Creature Feature: ODGE

Creature Feature: ODGE
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“We try to exude fear and anxiety and the stress of being human. When we do perform as Odge, we usually go from a point of fear and move to a more hopeful thing; they each have their little moment to speak when we perform.” … read more

Creature Feature: Lisa Dank – Drag Thing

Creature Feature: Lisa Dank – Drag Thing
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Lisa Dank was born in Ogden and, three years ago, came to Salt Lake with wide, white eyes and a Trapper Keeper full of bright, bratty personality. Dank, who prefers male pronouns in and outside of performance, was soon spotted onstage at Pure (now Hydrate) by Cartel Chameleon Fenice, who was recruiting performers for a fledgling performance collective affectionately called the Bad Kids. … read more

Creature Feature: Ladie Lilith – Smashing Gender Expectation

Creature Feature: Ladie Lilith – Smashing Gender Expectation
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Lilith describes her/his performance style as gory and raw. “I enjoy that my art makes people talk,” she/he says, likening her performance to political theater. One visceral example was when she smashed a model LDS Temple on stage at Metro Bar, which elicited strong responses—both complimentary and derogatory—from onlookers. … read more

Creature Feature: Derek Perry

Creature Feature: Derek Perry
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When one thinks of Salt Lake’s Bad Kids Collective, certain images come to mind—wild, frenetic performances and elaborate, often fantastic costumes. No Bad Kid embodies this lifestyle more than Derek Perry, Salt Lake resident and Club Kid extraordinaire. There’s just one thing that sets Perry apart—he’s never performed onstage. … read more