A Night of 1,000 Meryls Is Just What I Need to Make It Through the End of 2020

A Night of 1,000 Meryls Is Just What I Need to Make It Through the End of 2020

If “Night of 1000 Meryls” was a lip-sync for your life, there would’ve been an 11-way tie, that’s how tight the drag queens’ performances are. Unlike the infamous “Night of 1000 Madonnas” from RuPaul’s Drag Race season nine episode six, there were no outfit repeats (or kimonos in sight) as the queens performed “It’s Not About Me” from Netflix’s The Prom. The musical adaptation follows Meryl Streep as Broadway star Dee Dee Allen as she and fellow down-on-their-luck Broadway actors try and help high-school student Emma win back the right to take her girlfriend to the local prom.

Embodying different characters from Streep’s career, Drag Race alumni Manila Luzon, Monique Heart, Kim Chi, Jinkx Monsoon, Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo, Willam, Valentina, Delta Work, and non-Drag Race queens Dani Kay, Big Dee, and Jewels, give a performance that would earn a standing ovation from Dee Dee Allen herself! You can experience the full video above, then check out which Streep each queen was portraying in the pictures below.

Lydia Livingston

Lydia is the newest member of the Genesis Brand family and has fit into the culture seamlessly. After graduating college, three years ago, Lydia made the transition to west coast life after her early years in NYC. She's an avid tennis player, animal rights activist and aspiring vegan chef.

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