Former Atlantan RuPaul may
be our national claim to drag queen fame, but locals give props to his
compatriot, Charlie Brown—a performer in our gay scene for more than four decades. Renowned for cabaret shows at since-shuttered Backstreet, the “Bitch of the South”
still serves up attitude in a gown—now at Blake’s on weekends. Grab a strong $5
screwdriver, mosey over to the makeshift stage, and listen as Mr. Charlie Brown shakes his falsies and performs, peppering the
breaks between musical numbers with audience insults. Don’t forget to tip.
This article originally appeared in our April 2013 issue.