Revry presents “THE DRAG ROAST OF HEKLINA” featuring a talented dais of roasters including noted LGBTQ celebrities, Alaska Thunderfuck, Jackie Beat, Jinkx Monsoon, Bob the Drag Queen, Sister Roma, Julie Brown, and Peaches Christ. Watch as a panel of iconic drag superstars and comedians grill drag legend Heklina.
Created by: Evan Zampella & Kyle Burt
Directed by: Cheyenne Picardo
“Heklina is Drag’s most enduring professional who has broken barriers and is one of the formative creators of the big business that is Drag. Revry is proud to produce this special for not only an Icon, but with our current drag Super Stars.”
– LaShawn McGhee, Revry CPO
“Heklina and I have a love/hate relationship. She loves me and I hate her.” – Jackie Beat
Throughout our career, we’ve worked in various capacities with a range of drag queens and comedians. After the success in recent years of celebrity roasts, and in the increasingly high-stress and polictically-correct atmosphere we live in, we wanted to bring the genres of comedy and drag together to bring some levity to the world. Underneath the shade that most people associate with drag queen humor, there is a deep bond of friendship and sisterhood. With the Drag Roast series, we wanted to showcase how drag can not only entertain, but also help us face reality and deal with it, through cruel, harsh and tasteless jokes.
With The Drag Roast of Heklina, we wanted to honor one of San Francisco’s most well-known drag queens. Heklina has been doing drag for over 20 years and is well known for her influence in San Francisco’s LGBTQ community, whether it be through Mother, her parody shows, or her landmark venue The Oasis. In order to provide her with the honor she deserved, we gathered some of her closest friends and esteemed colleagues to roast her in a night she’ll never forget.
Co-Creators / Executive Producers – BeeZee Productions (Kyle Burt & Evan Zampella)
BeeZee Productions was formed in 2017 by Evan Zampella and Kyle Burt. We are content creators who work with a network of writers, performers, and producers, actively developing original series, narratives, and specials. With Kyle’s experience from his career in marketing and advertising, and Evan’s entrepreneurial and production background, together we bring our holistic view to all of our projects. We are one of New York City’s most prolific LGBTQ+ producers actively developing content with many of the country’s top LGBTQ+ talent including Thorgy Thor, Heklina, Sherry Vine, Marti Gould Cummings, and others. BeeZee Productions recent credits include The Drag Roast of Thorgy Thor, Queens of Kings Season 3, and The Drag Roast of Sherry Vine.
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