One of my road trips found me in Mobile, Alabama grabbing a drink at Flip Side Bar & Patio. It was a great and amazing night with a handful of guys I had never met before. What added to the evening was viewing an episode of Ru Paul's Drag Race. It was fun to hear the guys talk about the different contestants and their perspectives on who were the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I missed this, the camaraderie and the meeting of people in a bar setting, not based on sexual positions, but through chatting about current events, television, etc.
This week I and y'all will have the opportunity to have such an experience once again when FX hosts LGBTQ Screening Series for the Premiere Episode of …
The first installment of the new FX anthology series from Ryan Murphy, tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers. An LGBTQ Screening Series of the premiere episode of FEUD: Bette and Joan kicks off this Sunday, February 19, in Los Angeles at Akbar. In the following days, LGBTQ bars and venues in major markets across the country will also host advanced screenings of the first episode, ahead of the series' March 5 premiere on FX. A complete list of participating venues is below.Following this LGBTQ screening series, FX will host additional events to celebrate the series premiere. On Thursday, March 2, Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood will host a themed "Drag Queen Bingo" with "RuPaul's Drag Race" stars Roxxy Andrews, Willam and Katya Zamolodchikova. Reservations required via TicketWeb, Chris Isaacson Presents or by calling 866-468-3399.The following evening on Friday, March 3, a Drag-tacular Live Concert Event will take place in Los Angeles at the Spectra Lounge by Wolfgang Puck at the Pacific Design Center. Featuring live jazz music, a dance performance and more, the evening will be capped off by drag superstars Bianca Del Rio and Peaches Christ as they perform the Los Angeles debut of Whatever Happened to Bianca Del Rio! Book tickets via TicketWeb, Chris Isaacson Presents or by calling 866-468-3399.Finally, on Saturday, March 4, a special free screening of the original classic What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? will be hosted by Cinespia at the Los Angeles Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The event will include free food and drinks, as well as old Hollywood make-overs from GLAMSQUAD. More information on the sold-out event can be found here.