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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"Seattle's Premiere Jewish Narcoleptic Drag Queen!"

Posted by on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 1:48 PM


Seattle starlet Jinkx Monsoon made her RuPaul's Drag Race debut on Monday night and was totally beguiling.

Her primary achievement in episode 1: Coming out as narcoleptic. As Jinkx explained it (after being caught dozing on a sofa), she refuses to be ashamed of her narcolepsy and is OUT AND PROUD.

After the episode, I sent the following email to Seattle's premiere Jinkx Monsoon historian Adrian Ryan:

Is Jinkx Monsoon a narcoleptic, is Jerick Hofer a narcoleptic, or neither? (My secret dream is that he's faking it as a hilarious character trait for Jinkx, but let me know what you know.)

Adrian's reply:

oh hell no, he's totes faking it. it cracks me up.

I agree. What a way to subvert the drama of RuPaul's Drag Race and the drag world in general: Throw in a queen who may fall asleep at any moment. It's genius. GO JINKX!

(And congratulations on being named Dlisted's Hot Slut of the Day!)


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Oh, he's definitely not faking it; but he is being forced to fake "episodes" for the camera. Narcolepsy is rarely as theatrical as the media makes it.
Posted by heyheywhatcanido on January 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM · Report this
Holy cow, that is genius. And here I thought maybe she got narcolepsy from the flu vaccine.
Posted by Alice Dreger on January 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM · Report this
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Now all we need is for her to sleep walk. She's been downing Lunesta with Chardonnay.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 30, 2013 at 2:44 PM · Report this
Jerick is definitely NOT faking it. I think it's a little weird you would write this. He does have narcolepsy.
Posted by ChucklesSlovakia on January 30, 2013 at 3:11 PM · Report this
Wait, so it's Adrian Ryan who's actually faking it? We been Tuiasosopo'd!
Posted by gloomy gus on January 30, 2013 at 3:21 PM · Report this
Eek! Bad link. Sorry - here it is:…
A man who pretended to be the online girlfriend of the US college footballer Manti Te'o for more than a year, is said to have fallen "deeply, romantically in love" with the star.

In an interview with the Dr Phil show, hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiasosopo said he was "confused" about his sexuality following the two-year relationship with Te'o. He had convinced the Notre Dame linebacker that he was Lennay Kekua, whom he characterised as a 20-something woman who narrowly survived a car crash only to later die of leukemia.
Posted by gloomy gus on January 30, 2013 at 3:24 PM · Report this
as someone with narcolepsy, i approve this message. it is funny to fall asleep in your dinner.
Posted by Rowlf on January 31, 2013 at 7:08 AM · Report this

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