Face of the ’Hood: The Lady Ivory, Andersonville
The Lady Ivory
28, drag show host at @mosphere in Andersonville
How long have you been performing in drag?
My drag birthday is in April: It’ll be five years. I went to school for digital photography and I started shooting a lot of drag queens, and it seemed like something that could be fun to dabble in. But then I spent so much money on it when I started doing it! I was given some really incredible opportunities right out of the gate, so I stuck with it.
How would you describe the Lady Ivory?
I like to describe her as a little younger; I’m 28, and when I’m in drag I’m a little more carefree, more outgoing, more like I was in high school. She’s sexually fluid, fun, loud, kind of like a late-blossoming teenager. but we’re not that different, outside of a wig and a dress.
Tell us about your show at @mosphere.
It’s called Killer Babes, and it’s on every third Tuesday of the month at 10pm. We’ll be a year old in April. I think the best part is it doesn’t take itself too seriously; it matches up nicely that way with Andersonville, which is like Boystown’s low-key older sister. There are so many drag shows in Boystown, but we’re one of only [a few] in Andersonville. @mosphere opens at 6pm, and it has a lot of regulars who come in after work or before they go home—to wind down. We’re just starting to get to where they might stay out late.—Kris Vire