Oooh girl, 2014 has been a busy year for Ben De La Creme, our gal pal from years back who used to perform here in Chicago but now tears up the clubs in Seattle with her special cheeky, burlesque brand of drag.
Bars everywhere across the world booed RuPaul’s decision to put Ben in the bottom two last week and send her home. And now the Internet has made Ben into a saint and her rival Darienne Lake into a monster, when the real monster is our collective need to turn everything into a competitive sport.
A lot of people don’t realize that Ben DeLaCreme is a very sensual performer, who back in the day in Chicago went under the name Teena Angst performed in hundreds of burlesque shows, including the notorious event at the Vic where Margaret Cho took it all off to mixed reviews.
Ask Ben DeLaCreme anything! The best questions will be read on the show. Remember, don’t fuck it up.
Check out this wonderful discussion on Ben’s elimination on Chad Sell’s blog and these amazing videos of BenDeLaCreme!
Illustrations of Ben DeLaCreme by Chad Sell.