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A love letter from Sasha Velour in Brooklyn

From the nether reaches of Covid Central, our very own Sasha Velour continues to produce fantabulous art and astute entertainment. Download Quibi for a free 90-day subscription, and take advantage of terrific shorts, including an inside view of Sasha’s production of NightGowns. Here’s a teaser:

From Sasha:

Hey beauties!
I hope this finds you healthy and in a safe environment. This is an incredibly strange and alarming time to be living in. To those of you working right now, especially in hospitals and clinics, at grocery and food service jobs, and in journalism and politics, spreading knowledge and developing strategies to stop COVID-19: THANK YOU FOR FIGHTING TO SAVE OUR WORLD. We applaud and love you so much, and are taking inspiration from you!

I’m biased, but I believe that art is essential too. I need to say ANOTHER THANK YOU TO EVERYONE MAKING ART right now!!! We need your creativity—the distraction, the inspiration, the FANTASY of a better world.

Perhaps in these trying times, I can contribute a stunning new show about DRAG to watch? I’m so happy to say that NightGowns (based on my long-running stage show) has finally come to Quibi and is available to stream in countries around the world! This series features the core cast of NightGowns as we work on our performances. Each episode steps behind the curtain, allowing each artist to share their stories in their own words, and culminates in an INCREDIBLE lip-sync! The first three episodes are streaming today…including my new Stevie Nicks number, a group performance of Queen, and Sasha Colby doing Janet Jackson!!! New episodes come out daily on weekdays after that. If you want, please use the hashtag #NightGownsOnQuibi to share your thoughts about the show!

Please watch NightGowns and enjoy it! It’s free to watch, and the more views we get, the likelier it is we can do this again! Please stay safe and healthy. I’m sending all my love.

Photo from Sasha Velour’s website.

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