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Alexander Skarsgård's Drag Name: Lady Libido Lushboy

Alexander Skarsgård's Drag Name: Lady Libido Lushboy


The Swede finally discusses his drag debut. 

Photos via Buzzfeed

After Alexander Skarsgard showed up to the red carpet premier of his latest film, Diary of a Teenage Girl, in full drag, the internet was abuzz with speculation as to what inspired the Viking-to-Amazonian transformation. At a recent stop to Buzzfeed Headquarters, the Swedish actor finally gave us the answers we've been looking for (and so much more). Here's some of what he had to say:

On why he donned drag for the red carpet:

"We shot the movie in San Francisco. Mari [Heller], the director, is from San Francisco, and she wanted to do a big screening for friends and family who shot the movie there; it takes place in San Francisco. We had a bunch of drag queen on the crew. ... And Mari wanted them to host the screening at the Castro and do a number from The Rocky Horror Picture Show before and do a big fun drag queen after-party. And I just felt, I asked, I didn't want to be excluded from the fun. So I asked if there was any way I could come in drag, and they were nice enough to say yes."

On his aesthetic inspriation:

"My inspiration was Farrah Fawcett. I said I want something glamorous like Farrah Fawcett. And they went for it. They made this dress, a wig, and fake tits with really nice nipples, and high-heeled shoes. The whole thing."

On gaining a drag mother:

Mercedez Munro was the drag queen who did all my makeup, and at the after-party the drag queens came up and said, 'Oh, have you met my mother, have you met my daughter?' The drag queens said that while introducing people. I didn't quite understand what that meant, but then Mercedez told me, 'I am now your mother.' Because whoever does your drag makeup the first time becomes your mother. So I now have a drag queen mother."

And on the fact that his drag name, Lady Libido Lushboy, is "a lot of name:"


Watch the full interview on Buzzfeed.

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