The stars were out last night at the opening night of OUTFest in LA. RuPaul, serving some presentational realness, awarded WOW (World of Wonder) Producers, Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, Lifetime Achievement Awards. Elementary school crash survivor, and TV Baby Mama, Tori Spelling showed up in a Mumu.
The bois – and a couple girls – worked the bow-tie look (as in, “OUTFest: Where the Bow-Ties Are”), while newly married I-Only-Played-A-Doctor, Neil Patrick Harris walked the red carpet, competing (in our minds) with James St. James who looked like he’d “borrowed” one of Pat Loud’s tourquoise necklaces. And what would a film festival be without a dance performance by the white bois of Palos Verdes? Several fierce ruling divas nodded – in approval or dismay, who knew. Everyone got drunk afterwards in the parking lot behind the Orpheum Theater (blocks away from the largest homeless population in America!) Forget your parking claim ticket? Boo-hoo, did you bring $1.50 for the bus?
OUTFest, Featuring Baby Mama's, & DILF
OUTFest, Fierce Ruling Diva Works Stage with 10 BackUp Singers
OUTFest, Dancing White Bois Brought to you by Sure Antiperspirant
OUTFest, Where The Bois in Bowties Are
OUTFest, Little Miss Polkadot Works the Hair Bow
OUTFEST, Where the Boys in Bowties Are!
OUTFest, Eating Out, in rare clothed photo
OUTFest's Fierce Ruling Asian Couple
OUTFest, Mr. Rainbow meet Mr. Stripe
OUTFest, White Bois Can Dance!
OUTFest, "NO, really, that's not a rhinestone rhino's ass on my shirt"
OUTFest, The Camera Ready Couple, Both of Us Wear Belts in this Family
OUTFest, RuPaul, Working Presentational Realness
OUTFest Femme, & Her Rainbow Butch
OUTFest GAP Model with Hair You'll Never Have
OUTFest, or, Husband Hunting at the Film Festival
OUTFest, Fierce Rulling Diva in Fierce Ruling Red Pantsuit
OUTFest, Someone's been hitting the bottle!
OUTFest, James St. James in Pat Loud Drag
Tomas Mournian is the author of the novel, Hidden, available at Amazon.com and great online bookstores everywhere.