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Drag queen Joslyn Fox, left, and country musician Glenn Stewart have once again collaborated on a music video.
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Everything's better with drag queens. Evidently, that's a lesson that Auburn nativeGlenn Stewart learned well when he married his rock-infused brand of country music to the drag shenanigans of Worcester's Joslyn Fox to create the video for his song "Little Miss John Wayne." 

Fox, a veteran of the televised drag competition "RuPaul's Drag Race," brings a sort of brightness to the video, and somehow, the two seemingly dissimilar worlds merge almost casually. Which begs the question, "What would happen if you added more drag queens?" 

Obviously, more fun. For his honky-tonk tearjerker "Around Again," Stewart's enlisted not just Fox but an all-star drag array that includes JujuBeeKelly Mantle,Jade JolieJaidynn Dior FierceJade Sotomayor,Monica Beverly HillzKarmen De La Rouge and Leah Halsten.

 

The song itself is a little more in line with mainstream commercial country music than "John Wayne," a fairly straightforward "afraid to love again" tune that goes well with brooding in one's beer. Honestly, this video ran the risk of being too derivative of the first one, but it works. Indeed, the drag queens seems so surprisingly natural in Stewart's country-Western dive that it's hard to recall that pairing doesn't happen every day. Maybe it should. Stewart, Fox and company make it look like fun. 

And speaking of RuPaul's girls, Marlboro-born drag queen Katya, a current competitor on the show, has not only survived her first-week "lip synch for her life," she's also been singled out on the snarky and stylish Tom and Lorenzo's podcast for being … well … the only contestant this year who's funny. They're not wrong. Many of the girls this year have talents, but quick wits don't seem to be among them. Katya actually won Monday's comedy-based competition, and her prospects for victory seem brighter each week. Or at least we hope so. 
 

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