It was Ariana Grande night last week at San Francisco drag legend Heklina‘s weekly party “Mother,” and the star of the evening was a queen named Florida Man who bowled over the crowd with his brilliant Lady Voldemort performance. Yes, that would Lord Voldemort of Harry Potter fame… in drag.
“A few months ago I produced a Harry Potter tribute show called She Who Must Not Be Named and did my first number as Lady Voldemort. It was so fun and so absurd that I knew I wanted to bring the character back in wilder situations,” Florida Man told Teen Vogue. “So when the Ariana night popped up everything just clicked. It had to be ‘Dangerous Woman’ and it had to be a burlesque number.”
The clip of Florida Man’s performance has gone viral, racking up more than 20,000 likes and 8,000 retweets on Twitter.
“Part of what I’m doing with Lady Voldemort is reimagining a universe where the canon of Harry Potter is queerer and weirder, and I think that speaks to a lot of queer people and Harry Potter fans alike,” Florida says. “It’s also just ridiculous.”
LOVE IT! Watch the “Mother” performance below (and keep watch for the epic battle with “Hairy Otter” that ends in an hysterical makeup sash!)
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