Sometimes you don’t know how badly the world needs something, until that thing arrives. To wit, a video starring fabulous drag queens Willam Belli, Detox, and Vicky Vox singing Chow Down (at Chick-fil-A). Which features entertaining outfits, shots of my neighborhood, hot tubbing with hot gay boys, and of course snowballing bits of Chick-Fil-A. Crossdresser Records has released this ode to fast food fried chicken on iTunes.
So what is so special about Chik-Fil-A? Aside from funding hate organizations?
Here is the thing non-Angelenos don’t get. Gorgeous (and wannabe gorgeous) denizens of Los Angeles are hungry all the time. Denial of certain pleasures makes you slim. Food trucks just have regular person food with, ya know, butter and stuff. But food trucks are wildly trendy in Hollywood because something about the ephemeral nature of their presence makes it okay to indulge. Seriously, if you can convince a Los Angeles person to buy hot buttered toast from you, they will cheerfully pay nine bucks for it. Well, really for the permission to eat it, but you get the idea. So a lot of my neighbors are gaga for Chik-Fil-A and it breaks their hearts that the ownership, through their WinShape Foundation charitable arm, donates to so many hateful causes. But sometimes a glamorous drag queen is going to need to eat some comfort food.
If drag queens endorse Christian-right owned Chick-fil-A, is it still an endorsement? NOPE.
Written by Willam Belli, Detox, Vicky Vox
Music (Original track) by: Markaholic
Keys/Guitar by: Arden Fisher
Directed by: Michael Serrato
Edited by: James Kid and Michael Serrato
Director of Photography: Jesse Brunt
Grip: Derek Haugen