Sherry Vine

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Sherry Vine
Sherry Vine 2008 portrait.JPG
Born Keith Levy
Occupation Actor, drag queen, musician
Years active 1992–present
Website
SherryVine.com

Sherry Vine, (born Keith Levy) is an American actor, drag queen, and musician. Vine is the creator and host of She's Living for This, a variety series on here TV.

Vine works primarily in New York City and Fire Island, but has also performed across the United States and Europe. He is known for his parodies of popular songs.

Career[edit]

Vine was born Keith Levy in Florida, but grew up in Maryland. Keith Levy has performed in drag as Sherry Vine since 1992.[1] His first time in drag was for a one-act play in Los Angeles, called Sorry, Wrong Number.[2]

Vine is a fixture in the New York City drag circuit. In the '90s, he often performed in Theater Couture shows in the East Village with Jackie Beat and Mario Diaz. Theatre Couture was founded by Vine, Joe Gross, and Douglass Sanders in 1992.[3] Vine also performed at Bar d'O, a lounge in the West Village, in weekly shows with Joey Arias, Raven O and Sade Pendarvis.[4][5]

In 2010, Vine was featured in the web series Queens of Drag: NYC by gay.com. The series featured fellow New York drag queens Bianca Del Rio, Dallas DuBois, Hedda Lettuce, Lady Bunny, Mimi Imfurst, and Peppermint.[6]

Songs[edit]

Vine performs a wide variety of parodies. He has parodied Madonna, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Adele, and Lady Gaga, including the songs "Poker Face", "Paparazzi". "Womanizer", "Bad Romance", "Give It 2 Me", "Marry the Night", "Born This Way", "4 Minutes", "Telephone", "We Found Love" and "Alejandro" . In the video "Give It to Me", Vine impersonates Madonna looking for lovers in a night club to make up for eight years of marriage to Guy Richie. In "4 Minutes to Make You Cum", Vine portrays a street prostitute.

Vine has filmed videos of many of his parodies.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Stonewall Diva
1996 Scream, Teen, Scream Nurse Nacy DePalma Short film
1998 Shucking the Curve Nick/Nicki
1998 Downtown Darlings Himself Documentary
1998 The Electric Urn Katona
1999 Charlie!
1999 The Trouble with Perpetual Deja-Vu TV Hostess
2000 Teach Yourself How to Become a Drag Queen 101 Himself
2004 The Raspberry Reich Drag Queen Stage
2005 Gender X Himself Documentary
2006 Charmed Life Himself Documentary
2006 Pimp & Ho: Sissy Sins Jenny Tulls Short film
2007 Fucking Different New York Angelina
2010 Florent: Queen of the Meat Market Himself Documentary
2011 House of Shame: Chantal All Night Long Himself Documentary
2011 A Fairy Tale Rose Short film
2011 Bar d'O Himself Documentary
2011 Children of the Dune Himself Short film
2012 The Internet Demarginalizes Drag Artists Himself Documentary short
2012 Party Like a Pornstar Himself Short film
2012 Welcome to New York Dr. Kitty Rosenblatt Short film
2013 Fire Island '79 Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 RuPaul's Christmas Ball[7] Himself TV special
2006 House of Venus Show Himself Season 2, Episode 2
2008 Project Runway Himself Season 5, Episode 6: "Good Queen Fun"
2011 Just Josh Himself Season 1, Episode 2
Season 1, Episode 4
2012–present She's Living for This Himself Creator and host
2012 The Deal Himself Season 2, Episode 3
2013 Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell Himself Season 1, Episode 15: "The Spirit of Stonewall"

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Queens of Drag: NYC Himself Produced by gay.com

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Theatre
2000 Doll[8] Nora Performance Space 122
2006 Carrie[9] Carrie White Performance Space 122

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nunn, Jerry (25 August 2010). "ChicagoPride.com interview with Sherry Vine". ChicagoPride.com. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Caban, Eric (24 February 2012). "Living for Sherry Vine". Watermark Online. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Lefkowitz, David (11 December 1996). "Theatre Couture Keeps It Campy With A Weed & Two Bad Seeds". Playbill. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "National Drag History Month: An Intoxicating Interview with Sherry Vine". New Now Next. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Vine, Sherry (14 December 2011). "Sherry Vine: Memories of Bar d'O (PHOTOS)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Gaycom launches Queens of Drag NYC". The Advocate. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Avery, Dan (5 December 2012). "WATCH: Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s "RuPaul’s Christmas Ball" From 1993!". Queerty. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Raymond, Gerard (2 October 2000). "Barbie Doll - Theater News - Oct 2, 2000". Theatre Mania. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Pincus-Roth, Zachary (13 November 2006). "Carrie Spills Into P.S. 122 Dec. 2". Playbill. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 

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