Hey, HBO. You should cast these Houston queens

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One of gay Houston’s shiniest jewels is our plethora of talented drag queens. From camp crazies to glorious glamazons, we might just have right under our noses exactly what HBO’s new series needs.

We can’t think of a better place to look for “an attractive drag queen, mid 20s to 30s with a Southern feel.” That’s who the network says that it wants to play the lead in a pilot series by Mike White, the son of gay Soulforce pastor Mel White and the director of such films as “School of Rock” and “Enlightened.”


Male, 30s, open ethnicity. Liberty appears to be an attractive, sexy woman with a flirty side – but she's not, really.  Born Albert DeLorio, Liberty is a drag queen with an ebullient, chatty, upbeat personality, but she leads an unpleasantly seedy life… a life that she plans to turn around with a little re-invention and identity theft.

If cast, compensation will be on the scale of professional actors.

If you fit the above description and are interested in auditioning for the role, we encourage you to email pictures via e-mail with the subject title “Mamma Dallas”. Please include name, drag experience, best contact info, and city of current residence.

We can think of more than one hot local number who qualifies. The show’s working title is “Mamma Dallas,” and from artful gender benders and fish-faced beauties to transgender performers so awesome that they might just sway the casting director their way, we have some “Mama Houston” suggestions for HBO.

Below are our contenders, including Chloe T. Crawford (top photo), alongside a harem of other worthy title holders, award winners, weekly showstoppers and queens of our hearts. Who would you put on the list?


London Adour



Adeciya Iman



Violet S'Arbleu



Kourtney Paige Van Wales



Tatiana Mala Nina



DeyJzah Opulent Mirage




Chloe T. Crawford



Aria Crawford



Tonica E Cavalli



Athena Campbell



Alexis Nicole Whitney



Photos by Chris Zane, David Guerra, Rich Lux and Michael Andrew Voight, and via social media. Click these names to follow our chosen queens on Facebook. Violet S'Arbleu, London Adour, Kourtney Paige Van Wales, Tatiana Mala Nina, Chloe T. Crawford, DeyJzah Opulent Mirage, Aria Crawford, Tonica E. CavalliAthena Campbell, Adeciya Iman, Alexis Nicole Whitney.


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