“A Transparent Musical”, Peppermint's First-Ever Comedy Special “Peppermint: SO-SIGH-ETY Effects” and Netflix’s “Survival of The Thickest”
"Peppermint’s is the kind of performance overflowing with so much charisma and charm that she towers over everyone else in the best way." -The Daily Beast
Los Angeles, CA – June 9, 2023 Peppermint - the trailblazing actress, singer, reality star, and activist who continues to defy limitations is poised and ready to dominate the stage and screen this spring & summer with a bevy of new projects.
First up, is Peppermint’s “SO-SIGH-ETY Effects” first-ever stand-up comedy special. Follow Peppermint as she invites you on an all-inclusive journey through New York City to get a first-hand look at what it's like to be a single Black transgender woman in today's society. Peppermint invites you to cry and laugh with and at her as she tells tales of love and heartbreak from the stage to the bathroom stall — drawing audiences to one inevitable conclusion: "Hey, at least I don't have it that bad!" In collaboration with Comedy Dynamics and Tribeca, Peppermint’s “SO-SIGH-ETY Effects” is available now on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube, Vimeo, and cable providers worldwide.
Peppermint will then take her turn on the stage live in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum where she will star in “A Transparent Musical “ HERE from May 20 thru June 25. Peppermint will be originating the role of Davina in the musical that was first created by Alexandra Billings in the drama TV series.
Davina runs programming at the local Jewish Community Center and is the confidant of the lead character Maura. From the creators of the hit Amazon series comes a groundbreaking and timely new musical that’s delightfully queer, unapologetically Jewish, and radically joyful. Welcome to the JCC! Get ready for a remarkable theatrical experience with A Transparent Musical–an innovative and irresistible new musical comedy based on the hit Amazon Prime original TV show by Joey Soloway. Follow Ali Pfefferman, brought to life by Only Murders in the Building’s Adina Verson, as they navigate the ups and downs of self-discovery. Ali's Los Angeles Jewish family is filled with secrets, but when their parent, Maura, transitions to the transgender matriarch she always knew she was, the family is forced to confront their own identities and navigate their relationships with each other. Through a revelatory story of acceptance and self-expression, A Transparent Musical explores the intersection of Jewish and queer history while celebrating the imperfectly human aspects of a universally relatable family.
Then, premiering July 13 is the hilarious new Netflix series, “Survival of the Thickest” which Rolling Stone magazine named one of the most anticipated shows of the summer, centers on Mavis Beaumont (Michelle Buteau). Black, plus-size and newly single (not by her choice!), Mavis unexpectedly finds herself having to rebuild her life as a struggling stylist. She’s determined to not only survive but thrive with the support of her chosen family, a body positive attitude, and a cute v-neck with some lip gloss. Peppermint, who portrays a social media influencer and owns the local drag restaurant plays the funny, super sassy and very caring “adopted” drag mother of Michelle’s. The scripted comedy is based on Buteau’s acclaimed book of essays.
Peppermint Celebrates Janet Jackson
with her “Rhythm Nation” Dance Video Tribute HERE
In addition, Peppermint has released a special video tribute for her all-time favorite pop artist and icon Janet Jackson. Peppermint’s dance tribute video of Janet Jackson's iconic song/video "Rhythm Nation” HERE was a labor of love as she re-created the video almost frame-for-frame with costuming and all.
“A lot of people only tune into the Super Bowl for the commercials and the halftime show, which allows us to celebrate some of the most accomplished musicians, Janet Jackson being one of them, so in observation of Janet Jackson Appreciation Day for her groundbreaking Super Bowl performance we decided to pay tribute to one of her most iconic music videos. I remember learning the dance moves to “Rhythm Nation” as a child and never really had the chance to perform it the way that I wanted, and putting together this tribute I've also allowed my imagination to come to life. In a time where politics and discrimination divide us, “Rhythm Nation” seems like the perfect song to bring back. The “Rhythm Nation” creed was music, dance, poetry and unity. In an interview Janet mentioned wanting to create a world where people are united by our passions for the Arts and not divided by racism and discrimination and colorism, so in an effort to erase the color lines Janet created the music video in black and white and all of the performers in a military, gender neutral appearance. Obviously, we wanted to pay tribute to that, but this time I wanted to make sure there were non-binary and trans performers in the mix.” – states Peppermint
The “Rhythm Nation” video is Peppermint’s second dance video tribute. Last year, Peppermint released her version of Janet’s “If” HERE and had this to say - “Janet Jackson has always been an icon and I've always idolized her. Whether gathering High
School football players as reluctant dancers, teaching the routine at a summer camp talent show or putting together some of my own shows, I have always modeled my live performances after Janet's but up until this moment most of those are just memories with nothing to show and no way to look back on. Now that I have the ability, I wanted to do those performances justice. I gathered a bunch of friends who are also big fans of Janet to put together a dance tribute video of "If" from her 1993 album: Janet. Happy Birthday Miss Jackson!! – Peppermint
“If” caught the attention of Miss Janet herself with the icon posting her appreciation on her socials HERE
About Peppermint: A longtime key figure in queer nightlife, actress & singer Peppermint regularly performs to sold-out
crowds around the world. She has released six albums; Hardcore Glamour, Servin’ It Up, Sugar & Spiked,Black Pepper , A Girl Like Me: Letters To My Lovers and Moment of Weakness: Letters To My Lovers available on all streaming platforms - https://bio.to/PEPPERMINT.
Peppermint’s star continues to rise thanks to her smashing success as the first out trans contestant to be cast on RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 9) where she finished as runner-up in one of the series’ most-talked-about finales Click Here Soon after, her talent led her to become the first trans woman to originate a principal musical role (Pythio) on Broadway in the hit Head Over Heels.
Recent projects include; 2023 stand-up comedy special Peppermint: So-SIGH-ety Effects, starring role in “A Transparent Musical” at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, recurring role in the summer 2023 Netflix series, Survival of the Thickest with comedian Michelle Buteau, guest starred in Hulu’s hit rom-com award winning movie, "Fire Island" alongside Saturday Night Live's Bowen Yang, Joel Kim Booster & Margaret Cho, co-star in OUTtv’s “Call Me Mother” drag competition series, co-host of the Amazon Prime talk show “Translation,” guest starring in season one & two of Amazon’s “Harlem,” hosting/moderating Black Queer Town Hall and Town Hall podcast with co-creator Bob The Drag Queen, guest appearance on Ryan Murphy’s Emmy award winning series “Pose,” recurring role on the CBS series “God Friended Me” and a guest role on the Fox scripted drama “Deputy.”
Peppermint, who is the ACLU’s first-ever Artist Ambassador for Trans Justice HERE has raised six-figure sums for prominent LGBT rights groups, partnered with MAC Cosmetics’ “M.A.C. AIDS Fund” and is involved in the HIV Vaccine trials network. She partnered with RuPaul Drag Race Winner Sasha Velour for a college speaking tour that focused on the challenges faced by transgender and non-binary people in today’s political climate among various other topics. Peppermint takes every available opportunity to speak at universities and to various communities on the issues.
In addition to hosting (New York & San Francisco) and presenting (Los Angeles) at the 2020 & 2022 GLAAD Media Awards, Peppermint was nominated for a 2022 GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Online Journalism category for her contribution to the Discovery+ “Legendary” series. Other prestigious honors include; Her single, “Best Sex” was named one of 15 of the Best Songs by a Drag Performer from Pitchfork magazine (2023) HERE, GLAAD Media Award nomination alongside Lady Gaga & Kehlani for Outstanding Music Artist (2021), “Best Songwriter” by World of Wonder’s Wowie Awards 2020, Conde Nast’s “Queeroes” award (2018), Variety’s prestigious “New Power of New York” list, and was named one of Out magazine’s “OUT100” portfolio of the most influential LGBTQ people of the year.
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