Best of Boston

2021 Best Drag Performer

Majenta with a J

When live performance was off-limits, this glam-punk queen raised the (gay) bar on virtual drag shows in a major way. Her “Full Spin” series, start-to-finish presentations of iconic albums in the queer canon — Lady Gaga’s Artpop, for one — has so far raised nearly $40,000 in Venmo’d tips for underemployed artists and social justice orgs. That’s when she’s not releasing her own debut record of dark, glossy electro tunes (Before Me), offering eye-popping makeup tutorials on YouTube, or cohosting “Now Serving,” a Drag Race–style digital competition that shines the spotlight on other colorful local talent.