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A celebration of the modern day Thrill-Giver; “THRILLER” – the Drag Queen

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Toronto drag queen, Sofonda Cox’s, passion project/parody on the Michael Jackon classic Thriller, takes the queen into new territory from lip-syncing to singing, writing parody lyrics, replacing zombies with drag queens, and stepping out of her comfort zone.

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Sofonda: The idea for this parody video came to me while in a park which once was a cemetery. “Thriller” came to mind and all the fun takes I could have with it. I only work on a project I know will be fun and the whole spin on the word Thrill in Thriller stood out to me. It’s not so much a scary story but more a celebration of the modern day THRILL-Giver; “THRILLER” – the Drag Queen and wouldn’t it be fun to have drag queens in our city be part of it?

A behind-the-scenes photo series bar and street shoot by 416 Magazine photographer Laura Rossi.

Location:  Woody’s Bar rehearsal

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Location Shoot:  Church Street, Toronto

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Sofonda:  Special thanks to the drag queens included; Robyn de Cradle, Dyna Thirst, Anita Bump, Barbie Jo Bontemps, Brandi, Helena Poison, Jada Hudson, Jolin Starr, Mirage, BOA, Robin Yuen, and my Friend Donna. Some queens who were at a different shoot that you didn’t see were Scarlet Bobo, Allysin Chains, Devine Darlin, Tynomi Banks. My Bestie Ryan Claydon plays the lead guy. Brandon Pittman, Welson Ryan, Jaime Madigan, Joel Matthew Misener all helped out as well as the bar staff at Woody’s namely Dave and Rob. Behind the scenes, we had Mina Heng, Michael Martins and of course our editor and producer without whose creative Genius this would not be possible, James Forrester.  Of course, I cannot forget my special effect girl and partner in crime who inspires me all the time my girl Donnarama who has a special scene in the video.

 

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Dean Maher

Dean Maher is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The 416 Magazine.

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