RuPaul’s Drag Race stars BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon bring high camp holiday magic to your home
For the past two years, world-renowned drag artists and RuPaul’s Drag Race alum, BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon have owned the holiday season with their critically-acclaimed sold-out holiday tours (To Jesus, Thanks for Everything and All I Want for Christmas Is Attention).
With stage shows out of the question in 2020, these two legendary queens are bringing their high camp holiday magic to your homes with The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special, a 60-minute musical special that is made for the screen, available via video on demand on December 1, worldwide and exclusively in the UK and Ireland on Soho Theatre On Demand, and worldwide and exclusively in the US on jinkxanddela.com.
The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special is the story of two queens who set out to create a classic Christmas TV variety show, but just can’t agree on how. With the help of a chorus of dancers and DeLa’s deceased grandmother – whose spirit lives on in a glass of eggnog – DeLa tries her hardest to uphold the cheery Christmas traditions of her childhood, while Jinkx is much more interested in bawdy jokes and boozy libations. As they sing and dance their way through numbers about everything from St. Nick to the Christ child, the tension between them mounts, culminating in an all-out battle for control of the show. After some insight into the ghosts of their very different Christmas pasts, and with the help of a mysterious naked man with a surprising holiday secret, the two realise that tradition can be whatever we make of it, and family is whomever we choose. This campy, side-splitting romp is equal parts sacrilegious and sweet, with a sharp tongue and a heart of gold. The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special is sure to be a new holiday tradition for all the lost toys who know that the best traditions are the ones we create ourselves.
The show will be available for 48-hour streaming for £10, with subtitles in English (Closed Captioning), Mexican Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. Additional information about virtual meet & greets to be announced soon.
Photo: Matt Baume