Saturday, August 30, 2008

Quentin Crisp film

A new feature film on the life of legendary Quentin Crisp is being produced and I'm so excited to be a part of it. I was cast as a Drag Queen nightclub patron in some of the movie scenes. Quentin Crisp was a celebrated openly-Gay personality famous in the 70s through the 90s and passed away November 1999. He was a colorful, flamboyant and charming character and I have such fond memories of having fun with him at parties in the 90s. The new film is being called An Englishman in New York, which is also the title of the song Sing dedicated to him. Quentin is being played by actor John Hurt who also played Quentin in The Naked Civil Servant. John Hurt was also in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Also in the film is Cynthia Nixon from HBO's Sex in The City.

Photo: Lady Clover Honey and Quentin Crisp at the Leslie Lohman Art Gallery, New York City, August 1998.

New York University!

You've got to love College Students with their youth and exuberance, eager to learn and gain life experience! I had the pleasure of giving a Comedy performance and to Host a BINGO game for the Students of New York University on August 27th. The wonderful kids packed in to play BINGO in the Eisner Lubin theater on Washington Square South in NYU's Greenwich Village campus. The over 700 students who showed up were a wonderful audience that included Straight, Gay and questioning young adults. I told everyone that I felt just like Elle Woods of Legally Blond, being a pretty California blond at Harvard University. Only I was a pretty New Jersey Blond at New York University. This was part of a special week of Student activities before classes start. This was also the first time many of the students were away from home and in a big City. Some have never seen a Drag Queen in person before! I hope I made a positive and lasting impact on the impressionable young minds. Or at least taught them a lesson on what a fashionable chic Queen looks like!

Sexahol Review

Sex and alcohol, two of the most sinfully decadent pleasures in life are celebrated every month at Evan Laurence's Sexahol Review. The Cabaret series features Comedy, Improv, Song, Burlesque, Vaudeville and more! I was so happy to be part of the August 24th performance as it was also the one year anniversary! Evan Laurence and David Slone did some of their sharp Improv comedy and some songs. Jared Rydelek, a fierce contortionist performer did some amazing feats, escaping from a Straight Jacket and slipping hid body through an unstrung tennis racket! My dear friend Rita Petite performed some hilarious Stand Up Comedy and I also showed off some Comedy and Musical renditions. The event took place in the performance theater in the back of the Parkside Lounge on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Jersey City Pride!

Weather I move to New York City or anyplace else in the world, I will always be a Jersey Girl at heart. Being a Native New Jersey child, I was thrilled to be a part of the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival on August 23rd. The event held on the Hudson River Waterfront at Exchange Place in Jersey City with breathtaking views and perfect weather attracting thousands of people. There were keynote speakers, elected political officials, vendor booths, DJ, dancing and with live entertainment on a tremendous concert stage. I performed with my friend singer/songwriter recording artist Lovari as he sang "I Feel You" and his fabulous new song "Work it Out" that he dedicates to Drag performers. I also performed in my own number a special remix of the classic "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" with modern house music sounds mixed by David Slone with the sexy model Tass posing and playing as my temptation during the number. Other performers who graced tha stage included Ben Lerman, Jackie Monahan, Tom Goss, Lori Michaels, Naommon, Marlina Downer and others. Jersey City Mayor Jarramiah T Heal gave a welcoming speech. The event was produced by Jersey City Lesbian & Gay Outreach, Inc. (JCLGO) and the theme was "Keeping the Vision Alive." A photo of me and Tass appeared in The Jersey Journal, the premiere Jersey City/Hudson County NJ newspaper.
Photos by Angel. Lady Clover Honey performing with Lovari (black jacket) and Tass (shirtless)

Porno BINGO says bye to Bistro

The 9th Avenue Bistro, a Gay bar frequented by both locals and tourists in Midtown Manhattan’s Hells Kitchen area closed its doors for business on August 24th. From 2/26/05 to 8/20/08, the Bistro was home to ever popular Will Clark’s Porno Bingo, a weekly Bingo event with Gay Adult media prizes raising over $67,000 for local GLBT charities. Male Adult Video Stars often made live appearances as well as local Singer/Songwriters, Drag Queens, Comedians, Actors, Cabaret and theatrical performers, artists and promoters. Porno Bingo took place every Wednesday evening and on August 20th, a hugely celebrated final Bingo at the Bistro event took place with concert musical performances by JC and Sinn of Nekked, Morry Campbell, Baron, Roger Kuhn, Dan Manjovi and Terry Christopher. Hot go-go model Mike Dreyden also added to the festivities by stripping and doing some other very naughty (but delightful) deeds! Among those in attendance were: Porn Stars Tre Xavier and Taino, Drag Divas me - Clover Honey and Amanda Takehometomother, Promoters Joe Fiore (Dance 208) and Max Scott (Woof!), writer Jed Ryan (PM Magazine), Barbara from, graphic designer Muffin Taco, singer/songwriter Lovari and Gordon Smith of Rubberlegs and hundreds of others. Tons of kisses and gratitude goes to Will Clark for producing and hosting Porno Bingo and for raising much needed funds for the Community. Will is currently looking for a new venue for Porno Bingo. I am proud that I was a guest number-caller and BINGO hostess at Porno Bingo several times.

Photos by Jed Ryan: [top] (Amanda Takehometomother, Mike Dreyden, Clover Honey); [bottom] Clover Honey and the boys; Clover Honey and Nekked

Friday, August 8, 2008

Drag Queen Cook Book

DRAG QUEENS CAN COOK - Recipes to Sync Your Lips Around is the title of a new cookbook that contains delicious recipes submitted by famous Drag Queen performers. I am delighted to be included in the publication by sharing my sweet and tasty recipe for Clover Honey Buns. Proceeds from the book sales benefit the Elmer A. Lindsay Memorial Medical Center, the Cherry Grove Doctor's Fund on Fire Island. The book was created by doctors and life partners Rick Byrd PhD and Patrick Fratellone MD and designed by the Moderns Staff under the creative direction of Janine James and Kevin Szell. Other Drag Personalities in the cookbook include Brini Maxwell, Dixie Longate (Tupperwear Party), Hedda Lettuce, Porsche and many others on the over 200 colorful pages of beautiful, outrageous and mouth-watering Divas and recipes! The publication not only contains everything form appetizers (Pre-Show), main courses (Main Stage) and desserts (After Party), its sure to always add a bit of spice (and fun) for years to come!

To purchase the book visit

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Village Voice - La Dolce Musto

La Dolce Musto, the world-famous celebrity, entertainment and gossip column in The Village Voice by Michael Musto, the renowned expert writer on culture, especially Downtown urbanity, prominently featured ME, along with a fierce photograph by Andy Krupp in a recent issue!(July 23 - 29) Michael Musto attended the premiere of the Strike A Pose! Gender 2008, Art Gallery group show at the Leslie/Lohman Gallery in SoHo. While he was there he interviewed me and also gave some great interviews to television crews that were reporting on the event. I wish that the artists could capture how tickled pink I am to be mentioned again in such an esteemed column in a celebrated and famous newspaper like The Village Voice!

Here is the online link to the article: