Have you ever been to a drag show when a drunk straight woman gets onstage and tries to upstage the performing queen?
We’re not surprised that Brandi Glanville did just that when she was in New York City earlier this week.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills starlet was in town recording an episode of Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live. After the show, she went to Barracuda in Chelsea for a girl’s night out with other reality starlets Sophie Stanbury (Ladies of London) and Kristin Taekman (The Real Housewives of New York).
Well, things got real messy when Glanville tried to steal the spotlight from drag diva Pixie Aventura, who hosts a weekly show at the Chelsea mainstay gay bar. A bystander captured the moment, and we are loving Aventura’s sickening response, throwing mad shade her way and stomping out the runway.
A few Twitter users allege Glanville and her crew were kicked out:
@sjstanbury this must have been before you were heckled out of a Chelsea gay bar for being a disrespectful bitch. ?
— Bret Bolyard (@bdboly) January 16, 2017
While Glanville is most definitely the worst at a drag show or on the Real Housewives, she is only one slightly famous example of this epidemic. Gay bars have been overhauled by straight women (especially bachelorette parties). But isn’t this because women are fleeing from straight establishments that are overwhelmed with toxic masculinity and misogyny? So basically it comes back to straight men being the absolute worst.
While straight women are finding refuge in our spaces, they are making them less about being gay and making them more about them, resorting to the heteronormative environment we are trying to flee.
Becky, we have to hear about your Bachelorette recaps at the water cooler at work. We don’t want to have to hear about it at the gear party that night, too. We are trying to get our dick wet and you are in the way!
We are not asking for a ban of straight people from our LGBTQ safe spaces, but we do want straight people to rethink their entitlement before they enter our spaces. Drag shows are a more fitting place for a cisgender straight women to hang than jockstrap happy hour at The Eagle. But still, there need to be some rules.
So, ladies, you are welcome at our drag shows. But please keep your hands to yourself and stay off the stage! No one wants to see the moves you do to Britney in the mirror after the shower. If you do want to show that shit off, sign up for a Zumba class.
(Bethanny’s class on Thursdays at 6:45 is amazing.)