Miss Coco Peru
, a.k.a. Clinton Leupp
, has enjoyed a 20-year career in drag that has yielded unforgettable results, including her signature line in the 1999 movie Trick
("It burns!"), a starring role in Richard Day
's gay cinematic classic Girls Will Be Girls
, and a number of hilarious and touching live shows, including her "Conversations with Coco" series at Los Angeles' Gay & Lesbian Center, which has featured special guests such as Bea Arthur
, Lily Tomlin
, Karen Black
, and (my girl) Lesley Ann Warren
Earlier this week she bartended during an episode of Andy Cohen
's Bravo talk show Watch What Happens: Live
, and on Thursday, she debuted her new show She's Got Balls at New York's Laurie Beechman Theatre for a weekend run.
We caught up with Coco to discuss nervous jitters, meeting Andy Cohen
, and Bea Arthur
's threatening voicemails.
AfterElton: "She's Got Balls" is a pretty commanding title.