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Gula Delgatto covers Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’ (video)

Gula DelgadoI was in attendance last Saturday (the night of wildly competing queer events) for drag raunch queen Gula Delgado aka Eric Sellers‘ video release party. Held at Maricon at the Matador, the tiny dive bar west of downtown, the space was incredibly packed and difficult to navigate but the drinks were cheap and everyone was friendly despite (or perhaps because of) the lack of personal space.

A brilliant rendition of Robyn‘s Dancing On My Own, Delgado’ not only donned the parody outfit but actually sang the tune herself in the video directed by Devon McGrath. It wasn’t quite as out there as one might expect after seeing Gula do some really nasty things on stage, such as the sex, drugs and scattalogical references during her ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas performance but it was satisfying and easy to dance to. Some fans thought this might be an attempt not to completely scare the mainstream (or Marty Davis, who has already admitted her fear).

Fear aside, even Just Out admits it was genius:

From mimicking Robyn’s patented fist-pumps to dreaming up brilliant new ways of dancing on her own–and guided by the ever-steady hand of director Devan McGrath–Gula is a phenomenon. Since Saturday night’s launch, Gula brags laments, “I can’t even go to the grocery store without being mauled.” She pauses, then continues: “It’s hard being a star. Has fame gone to my head? You bet ya. I’m still in the corner.”

Check it out for yourself below.

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