LOCAL PROFILES: Blake Deadly (4.29.19)
The first Saturday of every month, things get deadly downtown. We spoke with Blake Deadly, host of Brunch Becomes Her at Cowgirl Seahorse, about Deadly’s infamous brunch, which takes place every first Saturday from 2-4PM. However this month is a special edition on May 11th! Read on, and grab your seats for this Saturday’s Brunch Becomes Her….
Tell us about yourself…
I’m a wife, mother, homemaker, and man working in the genre of lipsync interpretation and creative movement.
Tell us about Brunch Becomes Her…
Brunch Becomes Her is a monthly family-friendly drag brunch that’s been going on for over two years at Cowgirl Seahorse. I host a full two-hour show with a new special guest every month; we talk shit, lipsync, play audience games and give away prizes. Or you can just eat your food and ignore us.
What makes Brunch Becomes Her so unique?
What makes Brunch Becomes Her unique is that I live very close-by, so every first Saturday at roughly 1:30PM you can see me in full drag shepherding locals and tourists alike - sometimes against their will - over to Front Street for the show.
How has downtown's evolution impacted Brunch Becomes Her?
I’ve lived in the neighborhood for 75 years, so I’ve seen it all. There used to be a local queen named Hurricane Sandy, but the natural disaster named Hurricane Sandy effectively put her out of business. Since then I’ve been running things in the Seaport.
How do get tickets to the next Brunch Becomes Her (May 11th)?
No tickets necessary, but reservations are encouraged at https://www.opentable.com/r/cowgirl-seahorse-new-york or 212-608-7873. This month we have Queen Robert and in June we have Baby Love, both accomplished queens from Brooklyn.