RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4
Rewind to 1981. Sequestered in the Iowa cornfields… ah, forget that. Everyone knows the spiel about bad girl Sharon Needles, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season four, plastering her face to the television and painting on makeup in a small town that ejected her from hallowed ground, only to catapult her to stardom… or is that Hell? Anyway, to make a long story short, this reviled sweetheart had a plan of action that would take her out of the depths of too much corn into a dark, exciting city where the corn syrup and corn liquor at least have a label.
Fast-forward to 2004. A staple on the Pittsburgh nightclub and underground arts scene… ah, ignore this. Everyone knows she dodged bottles and groping hands for years while she paraded onstage like a vampire in high fashion. Frankly, people thought she was either stupid or possessed by a drag demon until the Pittsburgh City Council honored Needles for outstanding work as an advocate for LGBT youth, declaring June 12 Sharon Needles Day.
Break through to 2012. Now we’re talking… as long as we leave out the funny part about the soul of a shoe and the not-so-funny part about an arsonist torching her home. The season four winner of the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and former professor on RuPaul’s Drag U, Sharon Needles has performed throughout North America on an eighty-city tour, popping out of caskets everywhere.