Archive for September, 2010

The Queens of Drag: NYC premiere!!!!

Posted in The Fierceness on September 8, 2010 by jackmax2

Finally after MONTHS of hard work, our little FABULOUS web series “The Queens of Drag: NYC” launches today on Gay.com. It’s been a crazy labor of love and the cast is amazing!

From the official press release: New original docu series focuses on the lives of New York City’s most fabulous and ferociously funny drag queen divas. Gay.com (www.gay.com), the world’s leading gay social networking site, has teamed up with film and television producer Larry Kennar (The L Word, Barbershop, 50 First Dates), designer and reality TV veteran Jack Mackenroth (Project Runway: Season 4), and award-winning producer/director John Rutherford (eXposed) to air the original web series The Queens of Drag: NYC. The 8-episode series, which explores the audacious New York drag scene, debuts exclusively on Gay.com on September 8, 2010.

“The fascinating part is how they all lead dual lives, both of which are incredibly challenging.  Most people think of drag as glamorous, fun fluff.  But it’s actually an underappreciated art form that requires an enormous amount of talents and guts.  These queens are at the top of their game in the most competitive city in the world and each has a unique story to reveal underneath the wigs and makeup.”

Legendary drag diva Lady Bunny leads the all-star Queens of Drag: NYC cast, which includes the ageless and evergreen Hedda Lettuce, uber-glam Sherry Vine, the vivacious Bianca Del Rio, sexpot songstress Peppermint, and the classless and campy Mimi Imfurst. Breakout performers Epiphany, Logan Hardcore, Dallas DuBois, and Acid Betty join the divas for their outrageous adventures.

Each Queens of Drag: NYC webisode on Gay.com focuses on an individual diva as she navigates life as a drag superstar in the world’s most amazing and unforgiving city, New York.  The series shows the real grit of the drag queens’ lives – both in and out of makeup – as they struggle to conquer the New York nightlife scene.

Watch episode 1, which features the flawless Sherry Vine, here.

Check back every week for new episodes. Next week Lady Bunny……

Photos of Jack Mackenroth by Thomas Synammon

Posted in The Fierceness on September 7, 2010 by jackmax2

Thomas Synnamon is an emerging New York based photographer with a passion for simple, yet bold, photography.  Inspired by some of the greats, such as Richard Avedon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paolo Roversi, and Steven Klein, Thomas Synnamon challenges himself to let his imagination prevail in the balance between creativity and technique.

His main work is fitness and fashion, with a slightly edgy aspect. He enjoys experimenting with lighting to create some drama. A self-taught photographer, Thomas approaches every project with the same objective: to create something beautiful. Check out his website www.thomassynnamon.com and a link for SLEEPLESS his book here.  

“With Jack, I wanted to create a sexy vintage look with him as the classic male. The photos are subtle and simple, but hopefully emit a serene beauty,” said Synnamon.
See 6th NSFW shot here.

Jack Mackenroth has been a fashion and fitness model for over 15 years and  mainly does photo shoots now just for fun. He enjoys being part of anything artistically expressive. “I’ve shot with Tommy before and we had a great time, and I feel completely at ease with him. I think the shots are stunning.” Known best for appearing as a designer on Season 4 of Project Runway, Jack is currently co-producing a web series called The Queens of Drag: NYC (http://www.gay.com/queensofdragnyc/) which launches September 8th on Gay.com. He is covering New York Fashion Week for the LOGO network, and a commercial he shot earlier this year for “Healthy with HIV” was just nominated for a GLAAD Media Award.

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