BEST DRAG QUEEN Minneapolis 1998 -
The Miss Congeniality Award goes to Miss Richfield, who continues to grace local stages with her deliciously funny--if excruciating--fusion of campy fabulousness and Midwestern tackiness. But the jeweled tiara itself goes to Roxy Marquis, the de facto star of the Gay 90's' La Femme drag show. Roxy has studied femininity so deeply that she's been devoured by it, and the results can be seen in her razor-sharp features, the deep swing of her hips, and the precise tilt of her neck. Every entrance is a polysexual performance writ large in flesh and hairspray; she dissolves the meaning of gender with a drag act that is dangerous, fascinating, and thrillingly sexy.