“Austin International Drag Festival will be a 3 night event (including one day stage) taking place in Austin, Texas (United States) on May 1st-3rd, 2015. It will be a weekend of shows and parties. The festival will showcase the best drag performers from all over the world. You will see up-and-coming drag artists alongside established and legendary drag superstars. All genres of drag will be covered from pageant queens to the fringe and freaky. This festival aims to boost the camaraderie of the drag performer community in a non-competitive environment and to further educate the public at large about the world of Drag!” according to the Austin International Drag Festival Facebook page.
Courtney Act will be headlining at The North Door on Friday May 1st come out and join the fun!
This is my full 90 minute show with a live band. The venues are small and intimate and tickets for both cities are selling well so if you want to come the deets are below:
BRIGHTON – Proud Cabaret
SOLD OUT – Tuesday – 31st March
Limited Tickets Remain – Wednesday – 1 April
Watch below to see Adore Delano’s new video “Jump the Gun” featuring Courtney Act!
“I love being Adore Delano’s video hoe!” – Courtney Act
For the first time in the history of MTVAU the MTV Pride pop up channel will replace MTV Dance, Foxtel channel 810, starting Monday March 2nd running for a week. MTV Pride will feature Mardi Gras inspired programs and countdowns hosted by MTV VGays Courtney Act and Bianca Del Rio, who will discuss all things pride!
“I’m so excited to be a part of MTV Pride! The channel is going to be gayer than a kitten dressed as a unicorn spitting rainbows over Mardi Gras cause I’mma put on my MTV VGay wig and paint your TV screen pink,” -Mardi Gras global ambassador Courtney Act
Tune in to join the MTV VGays celebrate this epic event!
Courtney Act and Bianca Del Rio will be reunited for a tour down under later this month. Bianca Del Rio will be bringing her Comedy Special to Australia for Mardi Gras with Courtney as her special guest!
“Bianca and I are like Yin and Yang; I think that’s why we have so much fun together. She is so f#cking funny and I always marvel at her wit, but no one, least of all me, is safe.” – Courtney Act.
Follow https://www.facebook.com/BiancaDelRioDownUnder for all the details!
Click below to purchase ticket before they sell out because this is a show you will not want to miss!
Feb 27th Sydney
Feb 28th & March 1st Brisbane
March 2nd Melbourne
March 4th Perth *Courtney will not be at the Perth performance
I’m so excited to be announced as one of the new American Apparel Ad Girls alongside Willam and Alaska. It’s so cool on many levels. The three of us also have a secret project coming out very soon.
- Step one- become an American Apparel Ad Girl.
- Step two- use cred from Step 1 to get a Green Card.
- Step three- marry James Franco now that I am a resident so he doesn’t think I am marrying him for immigration purposes.
Step one complete! Next stop Immigration Naturalization Services!!!!
Courtney returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with her show Boys Like Me
Telling Magnus Hastings the juicy, sordid stories of my love life became the inspiration for this photo series, “Caught In The Act”, which you will soon get to see the NSFW versions of!!!
Those stories also inspired my show Boys Like Me which is returning, to NYC for a whole month season from July 29.
I have been busy all summer collecting more field research and first hand experience of the Kinsey Scale. Marco Marco has made some stunning new costumes!
Boys Like Me is a 90 minute sit-down show and it’s my favourite thing to do standing up!
COURTNEY ACT STRIKES BACK WITH RIOTOUS NEW POP ANTHEM, “MEAN GAYS”
Courtney Act ruffled feathers battling it out on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Her blunt Australian honesty, coupled with that side-eye slurp from a straw, came across to many as harsh, cold, and conceited. Some even accused the blonde bombshell of being a not-so-nice girl. This Thursday, May 14th, Courtney Act aims to set the record straight with the release of her latest dance floor craze, “Mean Gays”.
“Reality TV is as real as I am a woman,” confirms the seasoned television star. Before starring on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Act competed on Australian Idol, the down under version of the Idol franchise. “The character that made up 90% of Courtney on Drag Race is probably less than 10% of who I am in real life. Did I say the things the cameras caught me saying? Absolutely. Was that all I said? Definitely not.”
Courtney Act feels the show portrayed her as a mean queen, something she vehemently denies being. “I made the decision a long time ago that I didn’t want to be a bitchy drag personality,” she continues. “It’s ironic that I was portrayed to be one on the show.”
“Mean Gays”, her brand new anthemic electo-gospel club track, is meant as a tongue-in- cheek reply to the show that painted her a villain. However, there is a serious side to the song. Written by Act, it reveals some of the struggles she has faced finding her place in the LGBT community.
“I had a difficult time balancing my work and play lives,” she admits. “On the one hand, I loved drag and performing as Courtney. On the other hand, I felt an immense pressure to go to the gym and give Shane the perfect body so that he could look like a male underwear model and fit in with the West Hollywood boys.
“It’s fun to be a part of a clique but when the group starts to influence how you feel about yourself, or how you act towards other people, it is time to reevaluate the situation. It’s important to be in touch with what feels right for you and surround yourself with people who respect the way you choose to live.”
Courtney counts her Drag Race cohorts Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano as friends. Both make cameos in the “Mean Gays” music video. “I wanted the video to be fun and playful,” Act continues. “It’s packed with all the gay video essentials: hot boys in designer underwear, handbags, dildo’s, unicorns, injectable tans, protein shakes. I certainly couldn’t leave out my girls.”
Produced by Chrome Canyon, “Mean Gays” is Courtney Act’s third dance floor release. It follows “To Russia With Love”, her pop record released earlier this year and “Welcome to Disgraceland”, a song that sparked a frenzy in dance clubs around the world in 2010.
In addition to her work in reality TV, Courtney Act has made television appearances on Good Day LA, Are You There Chelsea? (NBC) and I Will Survive. She has appeared on stage, playing the role of Angel in RENT the musical and as the opening act of Lady Gaga’s Australian club tour. Act is the face of Sheer Cover makeup and was named among the World’s Top 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Magazine.
Later this month, she will be make her debut appearance at the Life Ball in Austria.
“At the end of the day, RuPaul’s Drag Race was just twelve weeks of my life,” reflects Courtney Act. “I have been performing as Courtney for fourteen years and I am sure I will continue for many more years to come. I will let my reputation and body of work speak for itself…unedited.”
“Mean Gays” by Courtney Act is available May 14th on iTunes and all major online retailers.