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23 questions with drag king and Dragula winner Landon Cider

“One day your life will flash across your eyes, so give yourself a show!”

2020-07-10

Making history as the first drag king to win a televised drag show, Landon Cider triumphed on series three of Dragula.

And long may the Los Angeles-based super monster reign supreme – after all, scaring is caring.

This article first appeared in Attitude issue 317, January 2020

What were your rejected drag names?

Landon Cidehim. Landon Cidethat. Landon Cideyou.

Describe your drag style in five words.

Weed. Rhinestones. Duct-taped titties.

Worst pick-up line someone has said to you?

To my wife and me: “Can I watch?”

What is your biggest turn-on?

Dragula.

And turn-off?

Drag Race.

What is your safe word?

Misogyny.

If you could be any inanimate object in the world, what would you be?

Freddy Krueger’s glove.

What would a film of your life be called, and who would star as you?

Down to Crown: A Lesbian’s Quest to be King. I’d play me ‘cos I’m narcissistic AF.

What would your own fragrance be called, and what ingredients would it contain?

Howl at the Moon, and it’d contain alkyl nitrites.

What’s your biggest vice?

Miami – nothin’ like an Eighties American TV reference for a UK magazine, right?

What’s your life motto?

One day your life will flash across your eyes, so give yourself a show!

Your house is on fire: what one thing would you save?

My vibrator. You know why.

Let’s play Cluedo. You’ve been murdered: who did it, where and with what?

Dollya Black. In the boudoir. With Priscilla Chambers’s trash look.

Which one of your fellow Dragula ghouls, would you haunt?

Yovska – 20,000 years is long enough to deal with that lil’ goblin.

Which cocktail best suits your personality?

Beer. Because: lesbian.

Which deceased celebrity would you like to hang out with in the afterlife?

Jesus. He inspired some crazy-ass stories and I love a good behind-the-scenes segment.

What does heaven look like?

Fat-less carbs and perfectly firm mattresses.

And hell?

Still more fun.

Every monster has a weakness. What’s yours?

Petty drama.

Where is your lair?

My ovaries.

Who would you drag into your lair and why?

Sofia Vergara... this has turned into an interesting line of questioning!

What is your idea of torture?

Listening to Christmas songs on a never-ending loop.

You’re king of the world for the day. What would you do?

Continue spreading the gender-inclusive dark gospel of drag, horror, filth and glamour!

@landoncider