TIsha Flowers isn’t evil, that’s just how she looks. Her drag character is the goth queen she always wanted to be when she was young. As someone who enjoys the macabre and horror, she embraces all that is dark and has made it her signature, even when it comes to her name. “I always wanted to be Morticia Addams when I grew up. I thought she was so beautiful and stylish, so when I chose a drag name I naturally thought of her, ”she recalls. Read on to find out what makes her the Dark Lady of Houston.
He / him out of the trail; she / she drags.
Vidor, just outside of Beaumont.
A strong, dark and independent warrior!
Drag the birthday?
December 5, 2007
How did you get interested in drag?
I started flirting because at the bar I used to go to in Beaumont, [drag shows didn’t use] rock or even pop type music. It was all old-fashioned dress numbers and stuff queens had been doing for years. I wanted to shake things up a bit for my friends, and I think so!
Any plans for Halloween?
I will co-host and perform at a block party in San Antonio hosted by Pegasus nightclub.
Favorite Past Halloween Costume?
I had to dress like Dracula for seven hours or eight years in a row when I was a kid, and of course, I wore this cape all year round.
Does October have a special meaning for you?
Not only does it contain the best memories of my childhood, but my favorite vacation is Samhain.
Describe your flirting style.
It varies depending on the club or event I work in and the audience. I like being able to play hard rock and metal, but it’s not for everyone. So most of the time I try to bring a mix of ’90s pop, Top 40, and sometimes a little comedy to my shows. I always try to bring a show that will please the crowd no matter what.
Favorite artists to play?
A few are Marilyn Manson, Lady Gaga, In This Moment and Pink.
“If in doubt…”
“… freak them out!” “
Divine, the Boulet brothers, Vander Van Odd, Loris, Dahli, Landen Cider and Amanda Lepore.
What do you do when you are not efficient?
I live and breathe the drag, so when I’m not playing I’m usually home working on a new costume or wig.
A pit bull, Sookie, and a black lab, Smoky.
Favorite drag character from cinema, television or literature?
Albert Goldman, from The bird cage.
The most embarrassing moment of dating?
I can’t think of a time when I was really embarrassed in drag. More than once, something has “gone wrong” or “is not according to plan”, but I always laugh and keep going.
Ultimate goal for Tisha?
Get back to dragging full time and fully supporting me with my shows.
Must-haves for your handbag?
Black lipstick, black sage and Baphomet rosary.
Where can the fans see you play?
Occasionally at Barcode, Hamburger Mary’s, Rumors Bar & Grill in Galveston, Pegasus in San Antonio, and occasionally Scotty’s Pub on the Bay at League City.
This article appears in the October 2021 issue of OutSmart magazine.