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After spending the festive Season on-stage with sister Ben De La Creme, Jinkx Monsoon chats to Oliver Hall about her up-and-coming Legends tour with Trinity The Tuck and Monet X Change.

What can we expect from the Legends Tour? You are three of the funniest Queens.

Well, as you said, there’s a little humour in all that we three – a wink and a nod if you will. What you can expect is, the three of us each bring a sampling of our talents so that you get to kinda experience three one-queen-shows, in one evening!

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What do you love most about touring the world? 

Meeting the queer communities in different parts of the world and hearing their stories. It’s a wonderful way to gain perspective on issues facing the queer community worldwide. Our fight for equal treatment and representation in the world isn’t done until all queer people are free to live their truth.

How long do you think it will be until a Drag King is competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race?

I like to think that it’s not far off. The drag world is moving fast and forward – I like to think that Drag Race (eventually) always catches up!

How do you feel about the current state of Drag? 

Extremely optimistic. Every day we are throwing gates and doors open for future generations of drag artists— that’s why we’re facing so much backlash— conservative assholes are fucking scared of our immense, growing power. Sooner or later, they’ll have to accept that we’re everywhere, we’re everyone, and we’re not going away.

Have you toured with any of the Down Under Queens? If so, what was it like?

Anytime you get drag queens in a dressing room together, it’s a fun time. The ladies on this bill are no exception.

What are your plans for 2024 after the Legends tour finishes?

Lots of very exciting things that I’m contractually not allowed to talk about — but be sure to catch up on Dr. Who before the new series comes out!

The Legends Tour begins in Christchurch on Wednesday 24 January, before hitting Wellington the following evening and concluding in Auckland on 27 January. Click here to book tickets!

Photo | Alec White.

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