Courtney Act has released her first single (a rite of passage for every RuPaul’s Drag Race girl), but unlike previous drag queen songs like “Cover Girl” and “Hot Couture,” Courtney’s “Mean Gays” has a message about peer pressure in the gay community and what it takes to fit in.
“I had a difficult time balancing my work and play lives,” she admits. “On the one hand, I loved drag and performing as Courtney. On the other hand, I felt an immense pressure to go to the gym and get the right body so I could fit in with the West Hollywood boys. It’s fun to be a part of a clique, but when the group starts to influence how you feel about yourself, or how you act towards other people, it is time to reevaluate the situation. It’s important to be in touch with what feels right for you, surround yourself with people who respect the way you choose to live and always be an individual.”
“Mean Gays” features cameos from fellow Drag Race competitors Adore and Bianca Del Rio.
“I wanted the video to be fun and playful,” Courtney says. “It’s packed with all the gay video essentials: hot boys in designer underwear, handbags, unicorns, injectable tans and protein shakes. So I certainly couldn’t leave out my girls.”