Excuse Me, Sasha Velour Drew the Marlene Dietrich Google Doodle?!
So sorry to interrupt, but did you realize that Sasha Velour,
current reigning Rupaul’s Drag Race champion and
bald-headed beauty, is also a very talented artist who
drew today’s Google Doodle featuring Marlene Deitrich?!
Today would be Marlene’s Dietrich’s
116th birthday and to commemorate her legacy as not only a
performer but also for her efforts
during World War II selling war bonds, entertaining the troops,
and speaking out against Hitler and the Nazis, Google had Sasha
Velour do a lil’ doodle in her honor.
Sasha Velour, if you don’t know, loves Marlene Dietrich. Sasha
Velour WAS Marlene Dietrich in the Snatch Game—a choice that
allowed her to really lean into the whole
shtick that propelled her to the top. Also, she looked
incredible and really pulled it off.
“She was a wild original!” Sasha said to Google. “Despite the
pressures of the time, she followed her own course, especially
in terms of politics and gender.“As a drag queen, that’s
particularly inspiring to me. Plus, she just had this power to
her…in every role she’s mysterious and strong, brilliant.
That’s what I aspire to be when I step on the stage.”