Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 from the Planet Glamtron
Alaska Thunderfuck, Haus of Ham at Kung Fu Necktie
To say that I’m totally fan-girling over going to see Alaska Friday night is an understatement. I am obsessed. I wrote about her video Your Makeup is Terrible back in 2014 as the #2 video of the year. Since then Brooke Candy has slipped out of view and Alaska rules as DoNArTNeWs #1 favorite video artist with her dance track, ANUS. The trans-rock anthem, with the anarchist title, is so catchy, such an ear-worm, that I find myself singing it out loud walking the dog. “Drop it down low, let me feel it in your…”
The multi-talented artist explained in an interview that the title is a universal metaphor for everybody, everywhere. Alaska Thunderfuck mixes metaphors like a Joan Rivers zombie crossed with a Milton Berle drag wife creating the penultimate crass, beautiful, obnoxious, lovable monstrosity in contemporary pop culture. The entire album has a flow that follows the chakra system from the 7th crown to the root with authentic pop songs that stick in my sacral chakra and makes me want to sing and dance.
The video for ANUS, by director Saša Numić, pays homage to Britney, Judy, Gaga with spare, evocative sets and choreography with a futuristic, astral trippy, dystoptian atmosphere mashed with a Yeezy fashion vibe. The message of the song is about having fun even though the odds of getting out alive are slim. We’re all the same, in this alone together. Alaska Thunderfuck has a style and fashion sense that is beyond what the glam rockers of the 70s presented and probably will never be seen on MTV but her influence in social media is important in this age of media transphobia. I’ve been in Philly a long time, I knew Harlow, Regina Renee’, Gratziella Fenimore, Sticky Buns…now we have Martha Graham Cracker, Tasker Morris, Pissi Myles. GOP keep your mitts off our favorite drag queens, Philadelphia has pride. We love our Queens.
Friday 5/27/2016 @ 7:30
Alaska Thunderfuck – Anus
Saša Numić – Film Director and Graphic Designer with 12 years of experience in graphic design, video, film and other forms of visual art, both as a part of and a manager of creative teams, with excellent communication skills, motivation to ‘’exploit’’ imagination and readiness to travel and transfer for the purposes of work.
“A bizarre cosmic collision propelled Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 to Earth in March 1966… and on to the fifth season of Logo TV’s RuPaul’s Drag Race in January 2013. Still radioactive, no one knows who or what she is yet, but no one cares, as long as she never returns to her native planet. Her age and species remain unknown to the public, but a few of her enemies claim to hold copies of her spawning record and universal passport.” – Alaska
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