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What’s the T? Find out in My Name’s Yours,
What’s Alaska?

Drag queen luminary Alaska Thunderf**k 5000’s memoir
is inspiring and unfiltered

(San Francisco, CA) Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 is one of the most powerful and iconic Drag queens in the galaxy – but her captivating story begins as a small-town kid raiding her grandma’s closet. My Name's Yours, What's Alaska?: A Memoir (Chronicle Books / $24.95 / November 9, 2021) is her intimate, alluring tell-all book coming this fall.

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Told with signature wit and charm, My Name's Yours, What's Alaska? is an unfiltered look at Alaska’s life and meteoric rise to fame. From childhood struggles to life lessons learned, the RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star shares the challenges, life-changing discoveries, and victories that paved her path to superstardom. Today, she’s a hit recording artist; global, in-demand performer; and heads a podcast network.

Of writing the book she says, "People have often asked me, ‘Alaska- if you were to ever write a book, what would it be about?’ The answer is simple- It would be about me, of course. In this book I plan to tell the T, the whole T, and nothing but the T— so help me Goddess. In telling my life story, from my birth until now, I hope to invite you into my world, to set the record straight, and to inspire the children of the world. Because if a poor skinny queer boy from Erie, Pennsylvania can grow up to be an extra-terrestrial starlet of stage and screen, then truly anus-thing is possible."

My Name’s Yours, What’s Alaska? spills the “T” on key moments, including:

  • Coming out as a teen and reigning as prom king

  • The fateful San Francisco Drag show that changed her life

  • The comic book character who inspires Alaska to this day

  • Her relationship with Sharon Needles and surviving their public breakup

  • The friends and family who supported her through highs and lows

  • Overcoming RuPaul’s Drag Race rejection, to wear the All Stars crown

  • Alaska’s first encounter with Lady Gaga

  • Behind-the-scenes memories from Alaska’s time on RuPaul’s Drag Race

In addition to being an entertaining memoir, My Name's Yours, What's Alaska? is an honest, emotionally resonate, funny, and unapologetic celebration of queerness, self-expression, and authenticity. Featuring exclusive photographs and illustrations, My Name's Yours, What's Alaska? is a fun, fresh, and wild ride right up to the finish line.

About the Book

My Name’s Yours, What’s Alaska?

By Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 with Thomas Flannery

Foreword by Jackie Beat

ISBN: 9781797203225

6” x 8” • 240 pages • color photographs throughout• $24.95

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About Alaska Thunderfuck 5000

A bizarre cosmic collision propelled Alaska to Earth…and onto the fifth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” where she finished in the final 3 before returning and taking the crown as winner of season two of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.” She has released three chart-topping studio albums, “Anus,” “Poundcake” and “Vagina”, been a cast member of VH1’s hit reality series “Scared Famous,” released a young adult novel titled “Alaska Thunderfun and the Inner Space Odyssey”, stars as Hattie in the short horror film “The Quiet Room” directed by Sam Wineman and has toured the globe spreading her otherworldly message of love, kindness and gender non-conformity. Alaska also co-hosts the wildly popular Race Chaser podcast with Willam and her YouTube videos boast over 60 million views with 15 million views alone (and counting) for 2017's "The T." She has over 1.8 million Instagram followers and over 1.2 million Twitter & Facebook followers. You can watch her first-ever stand-up comedy special "The Alaska Thunderf**k Extra Special Comedy Special." on the OUTtv USA Apple TV Channel. Alaska co-founded the LGBTQ+ Moguls of Media podcast channel on the Forever Dog Network. Her message to humankind? “If you’re not wearing nails, you are not doing drag.” Find her online at: alaskathunderfuck.com.


About Chronicle Books

Founded in 1967 in San Francisco, Chronicle Books is one of the world’s most admired publishers and distributors of illustrated books, gifts, and games for all ages. Its highly acclaimed list spans art, photography, food, lifestyle, pop culture, humor, self-help, wellness, children’s books, and stationery, among other categories. Chronicle is the home of numerous award-winning authors, bestselling series, and trend-setting titles. Chronicle Books is committed to partnering with artists and writers who represent the diversity of our world and to maintaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for its employees and business partners. For more information visit www.chroniclebooks.com.

 

My Name’s Yours, What’s Alaska? Q & A

ISBN: 9781797203225 On Sale: November 9, 2021 $24.95

Q: Your book starts out with you as a young Justin, noticing that you aren’t into stereotypical boy’s clothing or toys, and more intrigued by your grandmother’s fashion and sister’s dolls. What was your experience when you came out to your family?

A: I'm really lucky my family was very supportive and lovely. My mom especially. I never even had to come out. It was very obvious that I was a queer child, so really no closet could contain me. My mom eventually talked to a counselor and got advice as to how best to bring it up with me and from then on we've been great.

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Q: There are several stories and references to The Rocky Horror Show/Picture Show in the book. What has Rocky Horror meant to you?

A: What Rocky Horror represented was really all the things that drag now stands for— it was rebellious, and wild, and unconventional, and it invited people to think about gender and sexuality in completely new ways. Plus Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon are amazing and it's just really fun to watch

Q: Your relationship with Sharon Needles is a major part of the book. What was it like to reflect on a very public, but also deeply personal and intimate, relationship and breakup?

A: The thing about breaking up with someone and having the literal whole community knowing about it is that it forces you to spend a lot of time thinking about it and talking about it. So, I was more than ready to talk about it in this book. I got to speak about everything that happened between Sharon and me in a long-form way, in my own words, and from my own perspective.

Q: What advice do you have for young people interested in Drag?

A: Retire! Just kidding. That's Lady Bunny's joke. My advice is to learn the rules, and then learn how to break them. When I first started out, finding out how to do makeup and hair and all the things you need to know about drag was hard. But now, there is YouTube and Amazon and all of these things are at your fingertips. The key is finding out what makes you different than every other YouTube and Amazon queen out there. Also show up on time and be nice to people.

Q: What inspired you to create your own pageant, Drag Queen of the Year?

A: There are so many types of Drag performers and so many types of artists who exist inside the world of Drag. My friend Lola LeCroix and I wanted to see what would happen if we put a bunch of different types of Drag performers —performers who were assigned female at birth, Trans performers, spooky queens, male performers, Drag kings, etc.—All onstage together, competing for the same title. The result was magnificent and beautiful and one of the best shows I've ever seen. But it also has given us a chance to shine a light on and increase the platform for some amazing and inspiring performers.

Q: What makes your song "The T" (from the album Poundcake) such a hit with your fans? Why is it one of your personal favorites?

A: It was great timing. There were so many things I wasn't allowed to talk about for so long because I didn't want to spoil All Stars for people. So once All Stars was over, I just did a WikiLeaks type dump of everything I wanted people to know about— and put it in the form of the song. It's funny, it's cunty, and the production is great. I'm glad people like it.

Q: Who did you write My Name’s Yours, What’s Alaska? for, and what do you hope they take from it?

A: This book is for anyone who does drag, or loves drag, or wants to know more about drag. It's for anyone who has felt like they're not good enough, or hasn't fit in, or has ever felt like they might not make it. I want people to know that Anus-thing is possible.

For more information, contact:

April Whitney, Chronicle Books, april_whitney@chroniclebooks.com

Ken Phillips, Ken Phillips Publicity Group, Inc., kppublicitygroup@gmail.com



 

ALASKA THUNDERFUCK READIES FIRST-EVER COMEDY SPECIAL

 

Watch Here on Apple TV

 

"The Alaska Thunderf**k Extra Special Comedy Special"
Set To Premiere on OUTtv USA APRIL 15, 2021

 

Alaska’s Drag Queen of the Year Pageant Competition 
Award Contest Competition Crowns New Winner

 

 

Los Angeles, CA - March 8, 2021 - Star of stage and screen Alaska Thunderf**k is proud to present "The Alaska Thunderf**k Extra Special Comedy Special." Featuring some of Alaska's greatest musical hits, exciting special guests, and a series of comedic jokes, join Alaska for a one-night-only engagement filmed in pre-pandemic Hollywood, California. But in a rapidly changing world, does the comedy go too far? Are the jokes too risqué? Is the glamour too glamourous? Find out by watching "Alaska's Extra Special Comedy Special" when it debuts Wednesday, April 15 exclusively on OUTtv USA Apple TV Channel, Canada: OUTtv Broadcast and streaming on OUTtvGo and the OUTtv Prime and Apple TV channels, UK and Ireland: Froot (froot.tv)

Check out the Behind The Scenes video HERE

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Doing a comedy special is highly outside of my comfort zone, as I have always been a queen who delivers strictly glamour at all times.  However, I have taken the plunge and finally attempted to be humorous in an exciting and new extra-special comedy special.  Please enjoy this foray into the land of setups, punchlines, stingers and zingers, and let us be united for one brief moment, in laughter and love.” states Alaska

In addition, Alaska’s Drag Queen of the Year Pageant Competition Awards Contest Competition crowned its second-ever winner last night. Flying in the face of a global pandemic, economic meltdown, and catastrophic political landscape, the Drag Queen of the Year Pageant carried on with celebrity judges Nicole Byer, Peppermint, Jiggly Caliente, Vinegar Strokes, Shea Coulee’, Willam and 2019 contestant Aurora Sexton judging and scoring the 8 stunning contestants eventually naming Chicago’s own Tenderoni the winner. Tenderoni @tenderoni88 is now $10,000 (via PayPal) richer and will proudly wear the 2021 crown and sash throughout the next 363 grueling days & nights until they take it away from her and name a new Queen in 2022.

Founded by Pageant Director and extra-terrestrial icon of stage and screen Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, and co-founded by Executive Assistant Pageant Director Lola LeCroix,The DQOY Pageant placed Drag inclusivity at the forefront, creating a space that was open to any and all Drag performers— regardless of their anatomy, gender identity, or experience level.  The result was a fierce competition that electrified the audience, inspired the world, and broke barriers for all of Drag-kind. 

With so many unknowns, taking the Pageant into a digital format was a risk-- but it most definitely has paid off.  These outstanding performers each brought so much talent, so much innovation, and so much inspiration to every category, and I couldn't be happier.  I'm glad I wasn't a judge, because choosing a winner from this group of 8 exemplary artists was a seemingly impossible task, but I send my congratulations to Tenderoni who I know will carry this crown and this title with elegance and grace.  But to all the contestants-- I extend my deepest thanks, and I assure you all that the inspiration you have provided to the world will continue to echo and reverberate around the world for ages to come.” Says Alaska

ABOUT ALASKA THUNDERFUCK 5000

A bizarre cosmic collision propelled Alaska to Earth…and onto the fifth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” where she finished in the final 3 before returning and taking the crown as winner of season two of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.”  She has released three chart-topping studio albums, “Anus,” “Poundcake” and “Vagina” (available on Spotify, Apple Music, etc), been a cast member of VH1’s hit reality series “Scared Famous,”released a young adult novel titled “Alaska Thunderfun and the Inner Space Odyssey” (part of the “Sickening Adventures” fiction series, available everywhere books are sold online), stars as Hattie in the short horror film “The Quiet Room” directed by Sam Wineman and has toured the globe spreading her otherworldly message of love, kindness and gender non-conformity.  Alaska also co-hosts the wildly popular Race Chaser podcast with Willam and her Youtube videos boast over 60 million views with 15 million views alone (and counting) for 2017's "The T." She has over 1.7 million insta followers and over 1.1 million twitter & FB followers. Up next, her first-ever stand-up comedy special is set to be released in early 2021.  Her message to humankind? “If you’re not wearing nails, you are not doing drag.” Find her online at:http://alaskathunderfuck.com.

ABOUT OUTtv USA

OMG (OUTtv Media Group), is the world’s largest producer and aggregator of original LGBTQ+ television content.  OMG serves multiple territories including Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and the United States with ventures that include OUTtv Canada, the world’s first LGBTQ+ television broadcast channel, streaming services OUTtvGo and Froot and partnerships with TVNZ, 7Plus, Fuse and Tubi.

ABOUT Producer Entertainment Group (PEG)

(PEG) proudly manages the world’s top drag queens and LGBTQ+ talent. We oversee all aspects of our clients’ careers including development, recording, filming, retail and global touring. PEG artists have broken into all areas of mainstream entertainment including television, film, commercial, music, publishing and more. We are online at producerentertainment.com and on social platforms @PEGmgmt.

 

For interview opportunities please contact Kppublicitygroup@gmail.com

 

 

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About Alaska:

A bizarre cosmic collision propelled Alaska to Earth...and onto the fifth season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," where she finished in the final 3 before returning and taking the crown as winner of season two of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars."  She has released three chart-topping studio albums, "Anus," "Poundcake" and "Vagina" (available on iTunes), been a cast member of VH1's hit reality series "Scared Famous,"released a young adult novel titled "Alaska Thunderfun and the Inner Space Odyssey" (part of the "Sickening Adventures" fiction series, available everywhere books are sold online),  stars as Hattie in the short horror film "The Quiet Room" directed by Sam Wineman and toured the globe spreading her otherworldly message of love, kindness and gender non-conformity. Alaska also co-hosts the wildly popular Race Chaser podcast with Willam and her Youtube videos boast over 60 million views with 15 million views alone (and counting) for 2017's "The T." She has over 1.7 million insta followers and over 1.1 million twitter & FB followers. Her message to humankind? "If you're not wearing nails, you are not doing drag." Find her online at: http://alaskathunderfuck.com.  

 

 

 


 

Alternative Press – https://www.altpress.com/features/alternative-drag-musicians/

10 DRAG MUSICIANS BREAKING DOWN THE BOUNDARIES OF ALTERNATIVE MUSIC

They can do much more than lip-sync.

Alex Darus

The world of drag is all-encompassing, combining fashion, performance and music to create a fabulous, over-the-top persona. Many drag queens are musicians in their own right, writing songs and releasing hit albums.

Whether they gained popularity on a show such as RuPaul's Drag Race or garnered a fanbase thanks to the internet, there's no shortage of alt drag queens who are pushing boundaries and making truly kickass music. Ad

We decided to highlight 10 alt drag musicians who you need to add to your playlist. You can check those out below.

Alaska Thunderfuck is the ultimate no-fucks-given queen with an undeniable comedic edge to her music. Her song "The T" with Delano is a dark, gritty rap track that's everything people love about Thunderfuck. And her morbid video for "Your Makeup Is Terrible" is a wild ride you can't stop watching, set to a catchy electronic beat.

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VIDEO, PODCASTS

Ask Ronna podcast

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat (@ 8 min 50 sec)

Billboard Pride

Cosmo Queen

Dopey podcast

Entertainment Tonight

Enterainment Tonight (2)


Exposed with Joseph Shephard -

-Reacts to Q's

-Comedy special interview


Behind The Velvet Rope podcast

Channe!/Radio.com "Let's Go There"

Eleven podcast from UK

God Save The Queens podcast UK

Kesha & The Creepies podcast

Kesha & The Creepies (2)

Lady To Lady podcast

LIT Entertainment News

Logo TV Insta live

Marie Clair - Precious Metals

Not Too Deep with  Grace Helbig

On The Spot Interviews

Queerty podcast

Queery with Cameron Esposito

Scam Goddess

Scissoring Isn't A Thing

Sewers of Paris podcast

Sirius XM

Spanish Aqui Presents podcast

Twitter

Wish You Were Weird podcastand https://youtu.be/w4Gc8KMDz28


Sirius XM Volume West clips:

Alaska Thunderf**ck on Avril Lavigne

Alaska Thunderf**ck on Comedy Icons

Alaska Thunderf**ck on 'Rocky Horror'