Annex Theater

"BootyCandy," the official play of Pride, goes deep into growing up black and gay

"BootyCandy," the official play of Pride, goes deep into growing up black and gay

The reverend of a black church steps up to the pulpit and reads a letter from members of the congregation complaining about the "perverted" behavior of some of the church's choir boys. The letter alleges the boys have been seen eyeing one another, even kissing, touching. One of those choir boys, seated behind the reverend, stares at his feet. He and the audience brace themselves, ready to for humiliation, punishment, and exile.

Instead, the reverend lifts up his robes to reveal six-inch heels. He pulls a curly blonde wig over his head and unzips his robes to expose a tight red dress that really does his hips justice. He proceeds to praise the gospel of RuPaul, his voice...

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