Monday, March 14, 2011

Johnny Weir

Every Monday night, after "RuPaul's Drag Race" (one of three shows I watch, not counting "Jeopardy" or "Wheel of Fortune"), "Be Good Johnny Weir" came on and reminded me how much I loved that little diva. 11:30 was past my bedtime so I rarely got to see it but, once or twice, I snuck an extra half hour of wakefulness to indulge in some figure skating fun. These late night reruns are no longer aired on Monday, so the temptation to stay up too late is an issue no more. Tonight, though, Johnny was brought back to my week through an appearance on Drag Race - hoorah!

I remember hating Johnny Weir when I first heard of him because he was too flamboyant for my comfort level. Who the hell was I kidding? That is why I love him now. He does not force flamboyancy for attention, he just is who he is and makes no apologies for himself. He says what he thinks and he wears what he wants. Even when he is being judged (like, in his profession...where the opinions of others actually matter) he still breaks away from traditions and crosses boundaries. Seriously, who else employs this type of costuming and choreography?! Bravo, Johnny - I wish I were as true to myself as you. For now, I will just have to live that part of my life vicariously through you until I regain my inexplicably lost flair.

PS - Awesome job guest judging on Drag Race tonight, Johnny. Way to tell it like it is. I hope you become more of a media personality in the near future. You rock my socks...or....skates.


  1. I also think you guys look a lot alike, especially when you have long hair.

  2. Hmm... I had not really considered that. Sounds good to me!