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“Hot to Trot” celebrates the joyous world of same-sex competitive ballroom dance

Mad Hot Ballroom meets Paris is Burning? Or is it RuPaul’s Drag Race meets Dancing with the Stars? Whatever your reference, the award-winning and crowd-pleasing documentary Hot to Trot offers a deep-dive look inside the fascinating but little-known world of same-sex competitive ballroom dance.

Gail Freedman’s lively, poignant film follows an international cast of four magnetic men and women over several years, on and off the dance floor, as they journey to the quadrennial Gay Games. Along the way, dancing is revealed to be both a means of overcoming personal hardships—from drug addiction to familial rifts—and a joyous opportunity to merge passionate artistic expression with proud sexual identity.

Bianca Del Rio’s new book is anything but a drag

Bianca Del Rio—the dimple-cheeked, larger-than-life drag queen and outrageous comic who isn’t afraid to shock and offend—brings her trademark acerbic wit and sharp commentary to the page in the wacky and delightful Blame It on Bianca Del Rio (Dey Street Books , $21.99)

When it comes to insult comics, Bianca Del Rio—otherwise known as Roy Haylock—is in a class by herself. Fierce, funny, and fabulous, Bianca sandblasted her name in the annals of pop culture on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Thanks to her snarky frankness, impeccable comedic timing, and politically incorrect humor, she became the show’s breakout star, winning its sixth season. Dubbed the “Joan Rivers of the Drag World” (The New York Times), there isn’t anything Bianca is afraid to say.

In her debut book, fans can expect classic Bianca delivering an uproarious collection of “advice” and no-hold-barred commentary on topics including romance, health, friendship, sex, family, style, work, and more. Hilarious and unfiltered, the book offers nuggets of wisdom hidden among biting wit (because despite all her bark, Bianca will still loan you her waist-cincher).

Including a collection of vibrant photos from Bianca’s twisted universe, Blame It on Bianca Del Rio is a hilarious treasure trove of advice that will shock and keep readers returning for laughs.

Be warned: it is not for the faint of heart.