Holding Out for a Hero
July 24, 2007 10:08 AM   Subscribe

Quite an entrance. Single link youtube post to a pretty damn amazing performance at the Miss Black America 2001 drag show / pageant.
posted by dersins (57 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was Fabulous!
posted by autodidact at 10:12 AM on July 24, 2007


Goddamn that was awesome.
posted by sephira at 10:19 AM on July 24, 2007


My day, she is made.
posted by tristeza at 10:20 AM on July 24, 2007


Drag you say?

(stops to think of physical consequences of the frequent power splits...)

Oh.

Ow.

On the other hand, I'd kill to have either of their knees...
posted by Samizdata at 10:23 AM on July 24, 2007


Just... ow.
posted by Zinger at 10:25 AM on July 24, 2007


Really? We're happy with this post?
posted by ChasFile at 10:28 AM on July 24, 2007


ChasFile is the new keswick!
posted by dersins at 10:31 AM on July 24, 2007


Ha, amazing! I was grinning through the whole thing. Props to both of them!
posted by Drexen at 10:35 AM on July 24, 2007


Best of the cable access.
posted by billysumday at 10:36 AM on July 24, 2007


I've got a stiffy.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 10:36 AM on July 24, 2007


I had no idea that song was so long. Awesome entrance, and again at 2:15.
posted by OmieWise at 10:38 AM on July 24, 2007


The Miss Black America pageant seems to be both separate AND equal (especially in funding and coverage) to the Miss America pageant. Props to the SCOTUS who made this possible!
posted by DU at 10:39 AM on July 24, 2007


This post made me happier than you ever could, Chasfile.

(snaps in a z)
posted by boo_radley at 10:41 AM on July 24, 2007


It's is SO AMAZING to see drag shows where they don't just phone it in, letting their makeup and outfits be "the show" and doing nothing but lazy lipsynch. This belongs at Wigstock, it's that great.

That's 4 minutes of incredibly taxing dancing too- and Superman and Wonder Sistah were perfectly in synch. Just fucking BRILLIANT.

YOU GO, GIRLS!
posted by ethnomethodologist at 10:44 AM on July 24, 2007


Infinite Fabulousness.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:59 AM on July 24, 2007


Now they say you don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off an 'ole Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Wonder Sistah
posted by brneyedgrl at 11:01 AM on July 24, 2007


I broke my dick just watching that.
posted by The Straightener at 11:04 AM on July 24, 2007


So that's the ending to Napoleon Dynamite.
posted by dhartung at 11:06 AM on July 24, 2007


WOW.

I actually didn't like the splits-based moves so much -- too ragdoll for me, but I recognize the difficulty. And the rest of the routine -- any word I try doesn't do it justice.
posted by dreamsign at 11:09 AM on July 24, 2007


Quite an exit, too...
posted by progosk at 11:11 AM on July 24, 2007


It's is SO AMAZING to see drag shows where they don't just phone it in, letting their makeup and outfits be "the show" and doing nothing but lazy lipsynch. This belongs at Wigstock, it's that great.

I'm confused. Miss Black America seems to be a real pagent, (albeit with a lousy website). Oprah was Miss Black Tennesee in in 1971.

Where are folks getting "drag show" out of this? (Besides, I mean, from the vibe in the performance itself...)
posted by anastasiav at 11:13 AM on July 24, 2007


Yes really, we think this post rocks.

If you don't like it, flag it. Don't shit in the thread, especially when everyone before your comment already seemed to like it.

But OUCH. Awesome performance but that entrance was totally amazing. This is on the list of things I can confidently say I will NEVER find myself doing.
posted by Stunt at 11:18 AM on July 24, 2007


^^^ Anteponysterical!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:26 AM on July 24, 2007


This belongs at Wigstock, it's that great.

According to Lady Bunny (founder, organizer and hostess of Wigstock) Tandi Iman Dupree is believed to be deceased.
posted by ericb at 11:27 AM on July 24, 2007


According to Lady Bunny

Which gives anastasiav her answer, as well....
posted by dersins at 11:30 AM on July 24, 2007


If you don't like it, flag it. Don't shit in the thread, especially when everyone before your comment already seemed to like it.

First, anyone is free to say they like or dislike post content. It's debating fpp-worthiness that belongs in the gray. Second, I'll be damned if I'm gonna take the MeFi temperature to decide how I feel about something myself, and keep mum if it isn't in keeping with the majority.

Third, who the hell are you talking about? Everybody here loved the act. One person is asking about the drag-show label. All is good.
posted by dreamsign at 11:33 AM on July 24, 2007


I think they practiced that a couple of times.
posted by tkchrist at 11:34 AM on July 24, 2007


who the hell are you talking about?

I think he was talking about this comment from ChasFile.
posted by dersins at 11:39 AM on July 24, 2007


Miss Black America is an annual drag pageant - 1, 2.
posted by ericb at 11:41 AM on July 24, 2007


Absolutely WONDERFUL.

Oh, I miss drag shows.
posted by pywacket at 11:45 AM on July 24, 2007


I think he was talking about this comment from ChasFile.

Ah, meta-bad. I withdraw my objection to his objection. But then... one slight comment so quick it's easy to miss? Let it go, man!

Had to watch the clip again. Makes me grin.
posted by dreamsign at 11:49 AM on July 24, 2007


That Rainbow Kryptonite is amazing stuff.
posted by PlusDistance at 11:51 AM on July 24, 2007


"Props to the SCOTUS who made this possible!"

Not to mention the SCROTUM!

(Still wincing.)
posted by Mike D at 11:55 AM on July 24, 2007


If she wasn't a tranny, she's halfway there now.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:00 PM on July 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


am i missing something here? What was so special about that vid?

was it good dancing, or good acrobatics, or good fitness? Or is there something else i'm not quite getting?
posted by spacediver at 12:12 PM on July 24, 2007


Dreamsign: Yeah, it was that comment I was referring to.

I'm right on board with the rest of your comment though. I have no problem with someone saying they dislike something, and I equally have no problem with someone saying they dislike it even if most people seem to love it. I just get really annoyed by comments like that and feel that they should be in MeTa if posted at all.

And yeah, I should have just let it go =)

Watching the video again I have to repeat: ouch. I think the entrance is still what gets me the most. Falling into the splits? goddamn.
posted by Stunt at 12:25 PM on July 24, 2007


What was so special about that vid?

The fabulous job that she does of hiding her candy.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:31 PM on July 24, 2007


ah...

thanks
posted by spacediver at 12:34 PM on July 24, 2007


spacediver asked:
"What was so special about that vid?"

I'm tempted to ask, "can *you* do that?", but that's not really an answer.

It's not the "candy hiding" for me. It's the coordination between the two of them, their athleticism, the enjoyment clear on both their faces, and the fact that they are out, out, out and looking good doing it.

Beautiful.
posted by batmonkey at 12:43 PM on July 24, 2007


Wow. And owww.
posted by Tehanu at 12:44 PM on July 24, 2007


FOUND IT! It's not "Miss Black America" or "Miss Black USA"; it's "MISS BLACK USofA"
posted by ethnomethodologist at 12:57 PM on July 24, 2007


That was great fun. Thank you!
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:12 PM on July 24, 2007


I bet languagehat would look better in drag.

(Obligatory SYCOPHANCY, yo!)
posted by davy at 1:25 PM on July 24, 2007


Is that not the Iman married to David Bowie then? I'm confused.
posted by snoktruix at 1:33 PM on July 24, 2007


Second-best entrance ever.
After Ricky's entrance at the dance in Better Off Dead.

Second-best splits ever.
After the Nicholas Brothers.
posted by kirkaracha at 1:56 PM on July 24, 2007


Ain't nobody be puttin' Tandi in a corner.
posted by rob511 at 2:56 PM on July 24, 2007


Brother/Sister/Whatever has got it going on.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:04 PM on July 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Watching that video makes me feel extremely lazy. Maybe I"ll go take a nap now...
posted by MaryDellamorte at 3:08 PM on July 24, 2007


Loved the part when her partner threw her (...er, him) across the stage and he landed in a split.

I don't know what they had to remove to be able to do those splits, but that was Chuck-Norris-Approved Fully-Ass-Kicking.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:18 PM on July 24, 2007


Fab. U. Lus. Love it!

But it made my taint hurt.
posted by CaptApollo at 3:53 PM on July 24, 2007


Good, lordy was that a fun thing to watch. I will have dreams of transvestite super women whose legs are soooo much hotter than my own. *jealous *
posted by heatherbeth at 4:11 PM on July 24, 2007


She peed.
posted by Jikido at 4:48 PM on July 24, 2007


Was this before or after Sexual Chocolate played?

This ruled it hard BTW, lets remember that those freefall-into-splits maneuvers are being done with TESTACLES in tow.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 5:09 PM on July 24, 2007


This Woman makes me Wonder.
posted by SPrintF at 8:05 PM on July 24, 2007


I cannot stop watching this video.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:53 PM on July 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Help me.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:46 PM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


I can't believe I missed this. Me and Help, I Can't Stop Talking are sitting and watching this over and over, so we are unavailable to help TPS.
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