WHEN I ENVISION LOGAN HARDCORE, THE FIRST WORD THAT COMES TO MIND IS “VIVACIOUS” AND THE SECOND IS “AMAZING.” LOGAN’S DRAG PERFORMANCES ARE NOT ONLY ENTERTAINING BUT FLAWLESS. SHE TAKES COMMAND OF HER AUDIENCE AND SIMPLY OWNS THE STAGE. CURRENTLY A CONTENDER FOR “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE” SEASON SEVEN, THIS QUEEN POSSESSES A UNIQUE TYPE OF HONESTY AND OUTSPOKENNESS AS WELL AS A WILDLY FUNNY SENSE OF HUMOR. I ENJOYED INTERVIEWING HER IMMENSELY AS SHE MADE ME LAUGH THE ENTIRE TIME.
So you tried out for “Drag Race.” How excited are you?
I mean, it’s exciting ‘cause I know people from the show. Bianca Del Rio is one of my best friends. We lived together. I’m excited for her. She deserves to be on the show
and to have gotten as far as she did.
Well, you deserve to be on the show!
It would be great if it does, and if it doesn’t…everything happens for a reason.
Will you be back on Fire Island this summer?
I will. I start Friday.
How long have you been doing the Grove?
I think i’ts five years.
Are you going to miss Dallas?
No, cause I did it with her last year. As much as I love Dallas, I’m not comfortable performing with her because we are so completely opposite. She likes everything neatly planned, and I ride my the seat of my pantyhose.
What was it like growing up in Arizona?
I’m from a very small town called Prescott. I was really the only openly gay person. I was very open and proud to be out in high school. It definitely took its toll. I was
called a fag. My parents had things happen to their car. But, I had two really supportive parents who said “don’t change who you are.” So one day I was like, I gotta get the fuck out of here. There was a hit list at my high school, and I was mad because I was number two, not number one. Like, if you were gonna hate me, I wanted to be number one.
When did you start doing drag and why?
I had been doing my own makeup since I lived in Arizona. When I moved to New York I did it because I was 17 and I wanted to go out. I knew if I did drag I had a better chance. I did it for three years until someone told me you’re a great performer but your look is so crazy that no one really pays attention because they don’t know what to focus on, your look or your performance. So that’s when I toned it down and started watching pageants, and I refined my look.
Who in drag influenced you the most?
Some of the people I look up to are Erica Andrews, Roxy Andrews, and clearly Bianca.When we lived together she helped me and really refined me. She taught me tips about corsets…
Outside of drag, who influenced you?
Probably both of my parents.
Now, you did something last summer in the community house of Fire Island and everyone is still talking about it…
Well, they had someone drop out of a show and they asked me to do a one-woman scripted show. I basically did a show about my life and its progression. I left out the dirty details…I didn’t need everyone knowing all that.
Logan, are you still with Todd?
No, I’m not, but we are still good friends…but “I’m single and ready to mingle.” I prefer to be taken to Olive Garden or anywhere there’s a frozen margarita.
How did you get your name?
I always wanted to keep Logan because I drink a lot and didn’t want to remember another name. Hardcore, I was doing a show once and someone came over to me and said, “You know, the performance was so hardcore.”
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Oh God, I don’t know. I pray I make it through the summer.
You know, Fire Island…in 10 years
I hope to be alive. I just finished school to become a makeup artist, so maybe a freelance makeup artist. I would definitely wanna still be performing.
YOU CAN CATCH LOGAN ON THURSDAYS AT STONEWALL, 2NDFLOOR, 11 P.M.; FRIDAY AT THE ICE PALACE AT 9; SATURDAYS AT THE POOL SHOW AT 3 AND SUNDAY AT 4. AFTER THE SEASON SHE’LL BE DOING BRUNCH SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT LA CARBONARA AND SUNDAY AT 4 AT INTERMEZZO.