Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 4 winner, Sharon Needles gets inspired by real-life Hollywood horrors, like the deaths of Elizabeth “The Black Dahlia” Short, iconic actress Jayne Mansfield, and Manson Family murder victim Sharon Tate in her latest video Hollywoodn’t, directed by Santiago Felipe. “I wanted to take that darkness and convey old Hollywood stories that turned up in tragedy,” said Needles, adding the focus was on “disturbing and sad stories of women who met their demise in Hollywood” and “dark satire and cruel humor at the expense of real women whose lives were unfortunately cut short. I have an obsession with Hollywood, and I have an obsession with death.” (via People)
“After I went on Drag Race, I was allowed to do so many things. I was allowed to do theater, commercial work, television work, modeling, fashion design, and it was great. But the thing with reality television fame is that it’s got a pretty quick expiration date. I had one year of sitting on my dark, macabre, gothic throne and quickly realized that the soothing, Xanax-, Band-Aid-like feeling fame is fleeting.”
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