The Miss Fits Take On Relationships, Racism and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Drag Queens Present New Heartfelt Podcast

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Screen Capture from Miss Fits interview featuring Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Sapphire Mylan and Venus Ann Serena
Screen Capture from Miss Fits interview, featuring Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Sapphire Mylan and Venus Ann Serena

The Miss Fits are known for creating an unforgettable drag show and most recently the fabulous trio is bringing tough issues to the table. Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Sapphire Mylan and Venus Ann Serena all have accomplished solo careers on the drag circuit, but the triple threat is now getting personal with their fans both on the stage and online.

Each of the Queens have wildly different personalities, drag styles and talents that converge to create a show-stopping ensemble that perfectly complements each performer. Jaidynn Diore Fierce, a RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 Alumnus, ultimately wasn’t crowned Queen in the competition, but she certainly won the game of life, booking top dollar shows across the globe. Now, during the pandemic, she’s making it work. 

“Honey, I’m a hustler,” says Fierce. “You might see me do a show online and then you might see me out of make up delivering an Amazon package to your house.”

The girls say performing has been tough since the pandemic began, but they are still doing virtual, drive-in and socially distanced shows to make ends meet and fund their expensive costuming.

Venus Ann Serena, who rocks a trademark gothic nerd cosplayer persona, had several anime conventions and big shows booked before the pandemic, and is now focused on keeping in touch with her fans and doing virtual performances.

Sapphire Mylan, an outspoken mental health advocate, recently lost her mother during the crisis, and has focused her attention on maintaining the mental health of she and her fans.

Together, the trio is speaking out for the first time in the latest addition to their drag empire: The Miss Fits Podcast. They’ve been tackling racism, homophobia, and even relationships through the colorful lenses of drag celebrity and down to earth activism. The dissection of current events is truly remarkable, especially in the episode titled “The Black LGBTQ Experience: A Look at Racism”.

We sat down with the Miss Fits for an EXCLUSIVE interview on the new project and the three ladies did what they do best: Got down to business.

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Brian Sullivan is a reporter for Out & About Nashville. He has served nearly 2 decades in the television industry, with over 20 years experience as a print and broadcast journalist. Sullivan is an Emmy Award Winning producer, writer, lobbyist, activist and marketing strategist. He is active in several campaigns raising awareness in addiction treatment, equality and mental healthcare. He received recognition as a Nashville Emerging Leader of the Year at the NELA Awards. He is an Executive Board Member of the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee, a member of DrugFree Wilco, the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition, the Memphis Area Prevention Alliance, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Facing Addiction, Fed Up!, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Center for Nonprofit Management, Music City Theatre Company, LGBTQI Nashvillians of Faith, Covenant of the Cross Ministries, Human Rights Campaign, HRC Nashville, Team Friendly Tennessee, Tennessee Equality Project, Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition, Wilson County Anti-Drug Coalition, National Fraternal Order of Police, the Nashville Filmmakers Guild and is an ordained Minister. Sullivan is a proud donor of the Memphis Hope House, Nashville Cares, Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry, and Second Harvest Food Bank. He has worked extensively on projects with several major networks including Fox News Network, CNN, Time Magazine, Washington Post, New York Times, Inside Edition and Mic.