Holy McGrail’s Stage Debut. Here’s a Throwback! This picture is of me werkin’ it at the 10th Annual Faux Queen Pageant back in 2005 in front of hundreds of people. I performed the song “And I’m Telling You” by Jennifer Holliday from Dreamgirls which is super difficult for even the most seasoned drag queen. My proudest moment ever!Here’s a video of me performing the same song and turning it OUT!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gWDXsE3PNM
Hey, Holy! HUGE fan!! Since you do the same kind of intense makeup each time you're in drag, how long does it take? Compared to when you started? And this is a seperate question, but when you make your own wigs, do you use existing ones or just existing wefts?
When I first started drag as a fresh young innocent queen, it use to take me about 2.5 to 3 hours. But now that I’m a not-so-fresh tired old queen, it takes me about 1 to 1.5 hours. I’ve applied my drag makeup hundreds of times and I still find new ways of doing it bigger, better or faster even though it has been my same signature template for 7 years.
As for wigs I like to use existing wigs as a base then stack it with other wigs, add weave tracks or braiding hair. I also have some mad wig styling skills and pump them up. The bigger the hair….. For my ‘hair show’ conceptual wigs, I start from scratch usually with a straw hat then add Styrofoam, various decor, hair, wigs and even motors to make shit spin. My biggest wig was like 8’ feet high and 6’ feet wide and took 200 hours to make starting from scratch. Drag is one helluva creative outlet and I’m blessed to have found my calling. Werk! xoxox Holy McG.
Honey Mahogany & Holy McGrail. I simply adore Honey! She’s a fabulous, talented and an oh so gorgeous Queen. Honey is also my drag niece. Yes, her fabulous drag mother Katya Smirnoff -Skyy is my darling drag sister which makes me…that’s right, Honey’s drag auntie. Just one big happy & fierce drag family.Werk!
Dayum! Holy McGrail is one hungry bitch! This is one of my favorite pictures because it is totally goofy yet kinda fierce. Geez, what the fuck was I eating?
Holy McGrail Really Fucking Loves Musicals!Over my 7 years of being one fierce drag performer, I’ve earned the reputation for being a true showtune queen. These pictures are of me performing songs from Spamalot, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Company, Hairspray, Fame Becomes Me and Starmites.
I’ve also performed songs from the musicals The Color Purple, Avenue Q, American Idiot, Memphis, 110 in the Shade, The Wiz, My Fair Lady, Aida, Ragtime, Brooklyn, Hedwig & the Angry Inch and maybe a few more I can’t think of right now.
Hey, I’m just a Broadway Baby. Xoxo Holy McGrail – Faux Queen Diva Extraordinaire. www.youtube.com/user/fauxqueendiva
If a hater is hating on me because of my performances or even my look then that’s okay, it’s not their flavor and you can’t please them all.But if a hater is hating on me because I have a vagina…well then they’re just close-minded and can just go fuck themselves.
I’m a drag performance artist and drag is my passion hence why I put so much love and work into what I do.The drag queens & the gay community here in San Francisco know this and treat me with respect and as one of their own regardless that I have a vagina. I also get love from outside of San Francisco as I’ve accumulated an awesome fan base and people enjoy what I do, this includes drag queens from other cities and even several from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
So I could care less about any haters, I’m having a fabulous time bringing joy to others which brings me much joy in return. Werk!
Dear Miss Holy McGrail, I would just like to say, I look up to you so much. I'm a 17-year old from a farming town and everyone is pretty freaked out that I'm fascinated by Drag/Faux Queens. A lot of my friends find it odd, but I call it an art form. I love the hyper-expression of femininity and don't even get me started on how much I LOVE the costumes. One day, I'd like to be a Faux Queen. I would just like to thank you for being the fiercest Faux Queen I've ever seen and keep being awesome <3
You my dear are a STAR!!!I had to post your message on FaceBook and the response has been amazing. Not sure if you and I are FB friends but if you haven’t seen it, you’ll have to check it out.
My drag queen sisters and circle of friends are living for you and your wonderful love message. I went out this weekend and you were the subject of several conversations. One of my gay friends said he even got teary-eyed reading your message. When I read your message for the first time, I got teary-eyed as well as it was the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me and it brightened my gloomy day. Thank you sooooo much!
We all agreed that you are on the right glittery path of faux queendom since you already have the right mindset and understand that drag is indeed an art form PLUS you are inspired by it and all of its fabulousness. I felt the same way as you do before I began my journey on my glittery path to become a faux queen myself 7 years ago.
I’ve never done this before but for you I will make an exception since you are truly exceptional. I would love to adopt you as my online drag daughter and help mold and prepare you for when you do have that moment to shine in the spotlight, you will be a polished & fierce faux queen that will wow any crowd.I’ll provide fantastic tips and tricks of the trade like wig styling, wardrobe, makeup, performing & overall fabulous insight. One on one attention…maybe even Skype tutorials.
So what do you say, Darling? Would you do me the honor and accept me as your online drag mother/mentor? Please brighten my day again and say yes. xoxox Holy McGrail
Team Alaska Thunderfuck! Get it, Bitch…WEEERK! And the thought of Alaska and Sharon Needles being a Drag Race winning power couple is just fab. These 2 queens are a fucking riot. xoxo Holy McGrail: Faux Queen Diva Extraordinaire
Move Over RuPaul…Holy McGrail is the #1 Drag Queen!
Here’s a fun video of me searching “DRAG QUEEN” in Google Images and gagging over the fabulous results. What is more of a gag is that I’m a Bio-Female Drag Queen aka Faux Queen. WERK! And no shade to Ru & other Queens so don’t come for me. xoxo - Holy McG.
Holy McGrail’s Q & A with RuPaul’s Drag Race Queens. Topic: Faux Queens
A panel of 13 RuPaul’s Drag Race Queens participated in a Q & A. As a faux queen (aka bio female drag queen) I asked the queens if they would book a faux queen for their own show. The response was fab! But the major love from one RPDR queen who said she was a big fan of mine, that I’m legendary and that I should be on RuPaul’s Drag Race made me GAG with JOY! Also, I asked a hilarious question to Al of Al and Chuck Travels during the 2nd Q & A that brought the house down with laughter. All this fun happened on the Drag Stars at Sea cruise 12/2012. Werk!
Step Aside, RuPaul…Holy McGrail is the #1 Drag Queen of Them All!!! Well, according to Google Images that is. Just search ‘Drag Queen’ and BAM! I’m the 1st picture with RuPaul coming in 2nd then the millions of other drag queen photos. What makes this even more fabulous is that I’m a bio-female drag queen aka faux queen. Oh how FIERCE!! xoxo Holy McGrail: Faux Queen Diva Extraordinaire.
what is your sexuality and do you have a partner/spouse?
Oooh tricky question. I’ve been in a loving relationship with my girlfriend for 5 years but I don’t really label myself as a lesbian. Maybe it’s because I actually have a sense of humor…just kidding.
But I label myself a queerosexual or LadyGay. In fact some of my gay and drag queen friends have labeled me as the biggest gay man in San Francisco because of me being a queen, my mannerisms, my quick wit & my love for gay culture from Garland to Grindr. xoxo Holy McG.