Barbie Q.
drag performer
various venues in New York 
2000 - 2006 - ?

Sissy Hamstack
drag performer
various venues in Las Vegas and Los Angeles
2006 - 2009 - ?
A young, naive boy walked into Manitoba's one 
night. His jaw dropped upon seeing Mistress 
Formika and Candice Cane sprawled lovely and 
seductively across the bar. He was in love... 
he just had to meet these girls! Little did 
he know that once they sunk their fingernails 
into his naive Nebraska-boy flesh, he would 
be dressing just the same...
Barbie Q. hit the New York club scene on New 
Year's Day 2000. She has performed at Lips, 
Beige, Mother, CBGB's, Don Hill's, The Cock, 
The Hole, Mother Fucker... and has thrown 
numerous parties, such as Happy Jack Ho-Down, 
Truckstop, Tex-Ass, Porneoke, The Pit, Rednex 
& Ruffianz... but was best known for her bi-
weekly karaoke party at The Blu Lounge in 
Williamsburg as the hipster area's first on-
the-scene queen.
One day, Barbie finally decided to go through 
with the online corresondence driving course... 
she straightened her stockings, raided her
pimp's flat for change, packed her satchels and 
patted dry mascara floods as she left her 
Brooklyn home in July of 2006. During her 
transition stage (not involving hormones this 
time) she momentarily changed her name to Sissy 
Hamstack. She tanned her vampire skin, put up 
her hair, and performed as a variety show host-
ess on The Las Vegas Strip. Eventually, her 
pool boy pursuaded her to just stay home float-
ing in the shallow end to read Danielle Steel 
and paint portraits of Fladoosha, her pot-belly 
It's a rare occation that she will be seen in 
public; likely sipping her gin martini in a 
quite, dark corner somewhere, or perhaps donning 
her Blu-Blockers as she chain-smokes at her fav-
orite penny-slot: Texas Tea. Today Barbie resides 
in Joshua Tree, for the most part, living a soli-
tary "hairy" (un)wild-west lifestyle, listening 
to Bill Monroe and transforming her party gear 
of yesteryear into gardening mulch. 
photo credit
Playing the slots at Foxwoods.

photograph by Krystal Ramirez

photograph by Kim Myers-Robertson


Blue Lounge Karaoke

w/ MISS ALEISHA!!!! at Hog Pitt


Performance at Club Rififi

photographs by Fred Berger

Coney Island



Lost in Spegas performance
photograph by Krystal Ramirez