Blondy: “As an artist what most concerns me is the abandonment and constant lack of respect we artists suffer”
17 Feb 2020 by
If you make a route through the Chueca scenarios, may you already know Blondy. A girl from Albacete who moved to Madrid a few years ago to live her life and fulfill her dreams. That has led her to become a recognized and talented drag queen, who is also a singer and on December 31st […]
If you make a route through the Chueca scenarios, may you already know Blondy. A girl from Albacete who moved to Madrid a few years ago to live her life and fulfill her dreams.
That has led her to become a recognized and talented drag queen, who is also a singer and on December 31st she released her latest single ‘Cortocircuito’, a very personal bet on her musical repertoire. We talked to Blondy to tell us a little more about her, what she feels and how she sees life right now.
What’s Blondy like?
Blondy’s a girl from Albacete who is out to have a good time and enjoy herself with those looking for the same thing.
If we went for dinner with her, what do you think we’d talk about? What’s on her mind?
We could talk about practically anything, although as an artist what most concerns me is the abandonment and constant lack of respect we artists suffer. Nowadays, it tends to be difficult to find people who truly value things and it’s a shame because we’re losing what I believe to be a necessary part of our culture.
How did Blondy come about?
Blondy came about because I wanted to do something else other than sing, and I was eager to explore other avenues as an artist.
Until fairly recently, the world of drag queens and travesties was seen as having a dark side… Do you think things have improved?
The night has always had a side dark to it and people are quick to talk and give their opinions without really knowing or having any experience. There’s good and bad wherever you go, and we artists have always born the brunt in this regard.
It is difficult to be a drag queen in 2020?
It is difficult because we’re alone and have to constantly defend what we do, something which I think is great, but a bit of support and visibility wouldn’t go amiss. It would make people take us more seriously.
It is expensive to be a drag queen?
It really is. Clearly it’s a big physical transformation and involves constant investment at the beginning and then once you’ve begun. Also, if you sing and want to make music videos and the like, it becomes really expensive, although it’s definitely worth fighting for what you want to do, and I don’t regret a single penny of everything I’ve spent.
What does Blondy most enjoy when she gets up on stage?
Trying to surprise the audience and creating a great atmosphere so they feel comfortable and get involved.
What can you tell us about Cortocircuito, your new single?
Cortocircuito is a love story, one of those love stories that becomes a song without you even realising and constantly floods your body with emotion.
Here’s a question you’ve probably been asked a million times. If there were a RuPaul’s Drag Race Spain, would Blondy take part?
I don’t think so, but never say never. Drag Race is a programme which is perfect for its drag queens, but in my opinion in Spain drag queens are somewhat different and go beyond just catwalk, makeup and clothes. So I think it would have to be adapted to Spain and in that case, as long as I was given the chance to sing live, I think I’d have to accept.
Imagine someone who has suffered rejection because of who they are, the way they express themselves, their gender identity or their sexual orientation, or just someone who wants to put on makeup and be a drag queen, is reading this interview. What advice would you give them?
Generally speaking, we all suffer rejection in some shape or form. My advice is that we should all be more courteous and show more respect to one another, and let people live their lives, do whatever they want, dress however they want and choose whatever job they want, provided they aren’t harming anyone.
We also need to stand firm against those who mock or ridicule others, giving very little importance to what they say and defending our diversity. If we could do that, the world would be a much better place.