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Forget Elf On The Shelf

It’s unclear whether he’s been naughty or nice this year, we’ll need to do some thorough investigation!

He’s DEFINITELY invited to our Christmas Party!

This weekend we kick off celebrations at our bar in Adelaide, Mary’s Poppin. Our Mary’s Divas will be bringing you more Christmas shows than you can shake a candy cane at.

We’re Still Waiting Calvin!

In The Dark family DJ Filip with an F has had quite the weekend, we were barely able to tear him away from his phone to play his weekly sets at Mary’s Poppin! He’s been getting calls from all over the world about his shout out to Calvin Harris to keep his promise to remix his favourite Spice Girls track. We managed to get Filip’s attention for 5 minutes to ask him a few questions.

This whole thing has completely blown up! Did you expect this kind of reaction?

Not at all. I thought I’d post my text to Calvin on Facebook for a laugh. All of a sudden it blew up within minutes. My friend told me to tweet it as well… and now here we are over 6K retweets later!

We’ve been following along with all the news posts an interviews, what’s been the most surprising for you?

I should say that Im surprised that everyone else wants this too – but Im not at all. We all have a thirst for nostalgia – and the Spice Girls bring us all back such joyful memories. Thats what I pride my musical sets on as a deejay at Mary’s Poppin (my home residency with ITD), is that we provide hours of not just music, but a journey down memory lane, and a soundtrack to happier times.

And you got to speak with Emma Bunton?

Yes. Im still recovering from that. She said she loved me twice. Im done.

Now the important question, has Calvin replied?

Not yet. It’s the most asked question I’ve had in the past 3 days. I have no answer for this. He is either staying quiet hoping it all goes away, or he’s secretly up to something.

Why do you think he’s staying silent? Surely he’s heard about it by now?

By now, he has received over 28K notifications on twitter alone regarding the subject. Its been in TIME Magazine, hit the BBC, The Sun, Dalymail, E! News, MTV, Gay Times, and hundreds of more outlets. Even Perez Hilton is tweeting! He is well and truly aware of this issue. Now Baby Spice is rallying up behind it.

Im dreaming that he’s sorting out the technicalities and will drop it on us out of his silence!

What’s next for you? What are you gonna do with your 15 minutes of fame?

Well, if it happens, clearly a launch party for Calvin’s track at Mary’s Poppin – that only makes sense. Next step – I’m not sure, what does someone do with their 15 minutes of internet fame? I think In The Dark should give me a web-series – that would break the internet!

You can catch Filip playing every Friday and Saturday at Mary’s Poppin, our bar in Adelaide!

You can listen to Filip’s chat with Spice Girl, Emma Bunton below.

Calvin’s Marriage Equality Promise

Australia’s biggest Spice Girls fan and In The Dark family DJ, Filip with an F reached out to Calvin Harris last night after the marriage equality bill was passed in the House of Representatives.

5 years ago the two met backstage at Stereosonic side show, we asked Filip to tell us about how it all came about!

In Aug of 2012 I suffered a really severe injury that almost ended my life. It was one of those typical “coward punch” situations where I was hit in the head 12 times by strangers and it inflicted a lot of damage. By December when the physical wounds had healed and I could get back out and about my best friend Dani convinced me to tag along with a lot of our deejay friends on the Stereosonic tour to a few locations (Adelaide, Sydney & Brisbane), I was up for the adventure and holiday – and it was a way to get me active again!

On the Sydney stop, Calvin Harris did a side show at Marquee. A crew of us came along and hung out in the “library” which was basically set up as a backstage bar / green room.

I honestly cant specifically remember what turned the conversation to the topic of wedding songs, but I chimed in and said mine would be Spice Girls “2 Become 1”. Everyone laughed and said that would be a total gay bridal waltz anthem. But Calvin was shocked when we told him that gay marriage wasnt a reality in Australia yet. I vividly remember his face when he said “No way, I totally thought it was?”, he was in genuine shock.

I then said to him when they finally legalise it he can remix 2 Become 1 then to celebrate. He 100% would have thought it was a laugh, and lets be honest, Im 1 in a million kind of conversations he’d probably have like this.But he shook my hand on the deal. And I have been waiting for this pot of gold at the end of this proverbial rainbow.

This isnt something Ive just brought up now either, many around me have heard me reiterate the story over the years, because I want my remix!

I just didn’t realise how crazy viral this would go overnight, it seems like the world wants it too!

They snapped a selfie, Calvin put his number in Filip’s phone and now we’re all waiting with baited breath for this remix!

You can catch Filip playing his favourite Spice Girls songs along with your favourite pop tunes at Mary’s Poppin every Friday and Saturday!

Trixie Mattel’s Christmas Single

Your favourite life sized Barbie doll has been back in the recording studio to bring you a fun little tune in time for Christmas. Trixie actually played all the instruments on this track!

Available now on iTunes.

You can catch Trixie when she comes out to Australia next year for her new show Accessories Sold Separately. She’s also just been announced on the Comedy Queens tour!

Amazon Australia is now LIVE!

Australia’s $300 billion retail sector will face its reckoning on Tuesday after global e-commerce giant Amazon ended months of speculation by flicking the switch on its local website.

Amazon has started taking orders and shipping products from its warehouse in Melbourne’s east.

Head over and check it out here.

“Millions” of products are available across 23 categories, including consumer electronics, sports and outdoor goods, toys, home improvement and tools, and clothing and accessories, it said.

Amazon has launched with both its own retail offer, in which it sells and ships items direct to customers, and its “third-party” marketplace with allows other businesses to sell through Amazon’s website.

Parliamentary Proposal

Tim Wilson asked his partner Ryan Bolger, who was sitting in the public gallery to marry him during his speech on the historic bill today. The response was an immediate Yes. It will be the first proposal to be recorded in Hansard, Australia’s official account of Parliament. Earlier, Mr Wilson choked back tears as he described the negative reactions of some friends when he initially asked his Ryan to marry him years ago.


Picture: Josie Hayden Source:News Corp Australia

“Many simply did not know how to react, many SMSs went unresponded, in conversation, some people politely changed the topic or fell silent entirely,” he said. “For a while Ryan kept pushing for an engagement party. The truth was, I kept delaying it, perhaps wrongly because the strong message I took from so many people’s silence was that no one would come. On informing one person, they responded ‘Why bother’.”


Picture: Kym Smith Source:News Corp Australia


Picture: AAP Source:AAP

Seventy-seven MPs are listed to speak on the bill this week, which will take up to 20 hours or at least two days to get through.
Labor has offered to extend sitting hours late into the night or cut speeches back to 10 minutes to speed-up the process.
Amendments will then be considered, which could take another two days, before a final vote is held.
Politicians have just four sitting days to finalise the bill, if it needs to be sent back to the Senate this year.

Source: news.com.au

Sasha & Trinity Aftermovie Teaser

Check it out and follow us on instagram here!

Alaska & Sharon are back for the Sickening Ball 2018!

Sharon & Alaska will be joined by another 5 of the world’s best queens from Rupaul’s Drag Race. Including some exciting new queens yet to be announced.

We will be releasing a handful of early bird tickets to the Sickening Ball on 15th December, but you must be signed upto our mailing list to get the link and special access code.

Tickets will then be released to the general public in January 2018.

Check out the video for 2017 Sickening Ball here.

Same-sex marriage bill set to pass the Senate Today

taken from news.com.au

“By passing this bill, we are saying to those vulnerable young people: there is nothing wrong with you. You are not unusual. You are not abnormal. You are just you. There is nothing to be embarrassed about.”

THE bill to legalise same-sex marriage looks set to pass the Senate today without any major changes.

Attorney-General George Brandis has said he is confident the bill will pass the Upper House today.

Conservative Liberal MPs had proposed a range of amendments to the bill but they were not supported.

Today amendments from Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and the Greens will be debated.

One Nation’s amendments also cover celebrants, as do Senator Leyonhjelm’s. He also wants to give businesses the right to refuse to service same-sex weddings.

The Greens amendments, set to be opposed by Labor, include a provision to ensure state and territory anti-discrimination laws will be limited, as well as make it harder for civil celebrants to refuse to marry same-sex couples.

Labor has refused to accept any major amendments and wants to pass the bill unaltered, arguing that it already has cross-party support.

Changes proposed by conservative Liberal senators were blocked yesterday after moderate government senators voted with Labor and the Greens, increasing the chance the legislation will pass through the upper house unchanged.

Earlier, a handful of Labor senators who are against same-sex marriage confirmed they would vote against the final bill.

Senators Don Farrell, Helen Polley and Chris Ketter will all oppose the legislation, while Jacinta Collins has been given a pair, meaning she will not have to vote.

The bill introduced by Liberal Senator Dean Smith is being co-sponsored by eight other senators from Labor, Greens, NXT and Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party. It was developed by a Senate Select Committee after consultation and three public hearings.

The initial debate wrapped up earlier on Tuesday, making it the first time either house of federal parliament had cast a vote in favour of same-sex marriage.

“At last, Australia will no longer be insulting gay people by saying different rules apply to you,” Senator Brandis told his upper house colleagues.

“After centuries of prejudice, discrimination, rejection and ridicule, it is both an expiation for past wrongs and a final act of acceptance and embrace.

“By passing this bill, we are saying to those vulnerable young people there is nothing wrong with you. You are not unusual. You are not abnormal. You are just you,” he said.

CHANGES REJECTED

After supporting technical tweaks proposed by the government, Labor and the Greens held to their promise to oppose other amendments.

Liberal senators James Paterson and David Fawcett wanted to create two definitions of marriage for people to chose from: one between a “man and a woman” and the other between “two people”. But their changes were not supported.

They also wanted to allow parents to remove their children from schools that taught material inconsistent with their views of marriage, and provide protections for doctors and teachers so they could not be deregistered for their beliefs.

Other amendments rejected were those suggested by Senator Brandis and co-author Senator Matt Canavan to protect religious freedoms and allow marriage celebrants to refuse to marry gay couples on religious grounds.

Pop That Cherry

Cherry Pop, directed by Assaad Yacoub, follows one wild, crazy night at a drag club, where the matriarch of the show Zaza refuses to come out of her dressing room, while a young newcomer, The Cherry, is tormented by the regular troupe of back-stabbing queens.

Check out the trailer below and catch the full movie on Netflix!

If you’ve never been to a show hosted by Bob The Drag Queen, this movie will give you an idea what you’re in for. Bob will be back in Australia next year to host Dragfest 2018, get your tickets here.

Watch Out Tuscon!

If you’re not familiar with Peaches Christ, she’s a San Francisco favourite, bringing her drag adaptions of cult classic movies to the Castro Theatre and beyond. Some recent highlights include SheetleJuice starring Bianca Del Rio, Mister Act with Willam and Latrice and of course, her annual tribute to Showgirls!

This weekend Romy and Michelle’s High School reunion received its drag makeover. Check out the video below of Trixie and Katya giving their rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time.

Video originally posted by twitter user astrobitxh

You can catch Trixie next year when she brings us the world premiere of her new show Accessories Sold Separately

Katya will be returning to Australia in 2018 as well, she joins the cast of Dragfest 2018