Immediately following VYM's Champaign-Urbana, IL launch, local reporter Melissa Merli of The News-Gazette asked if she could stop by for a "studio visit". The following afternoon, she sat down with Johnny and Sasha at Sasha's childhood home to speak with them about everything from their inspirations and backgrounds to Caitlyn Jenner.
When asked about the power of drag, Sasha said, "I guess at its heart, drag kind of laughs in the face of identity, specifically the limitations of gender. So just in the act of changing the way you look, in terms of gender, there is a questioning of the rules."
"And of the validity of the construct of gender," said Johnny.
"And there is a kind of radical freedom in designing your own identity in drag," said Sasha, "and that's something that inspires people again and again."
Find the whole interview here.