Drag Queen Sasha Velour Nominated as Google Doodle

Drag Queen Sasha Velour Nominated as Google Doodle

The Google Doodle has glorified one of the Golden Age legends of Hollywood. The Doodle characterizes Marlene Dietrich in the first talking picture “Der Blaue Engel” of Germany in 1930 due to her famous breakout role as cabaret singer Lola-Lola. She was born in 1901 and became famous as the artist Sasha Steinberg. She was the winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 9 and got more popularity as drag queen Sasha Velour. The Doodle showed her performance in a gender-bending top hat and tuxedo. She also used them in her Hollywood debut role in 1930s Amy Jolly in Morocco as a nightclub dancer. Velour said in a statement that she was a wild original. She followed her own course regardless the time pressure, especially according to the politics and gender.

The drag queen was particularly inspiring to most people. She had presented this power in her every role. She was brilliant, strong and mysterious. Velour also dressed up as Dietrich in Season 9 of Ru Paul’s Drag Race for the celebrity impersonation challenge show of Snatch Game. Despite from her iconic role in Der Blaue Engel, Dietrich worked with the director of film Josef von Sternberg in a series of Hollywood movies, including Shanghai Express, Morocco and The Devil Is a Woman. She was born in Berlin as Maria Magdalene Dietrich, but she became a U.S citizen in 1939. She also earned the U.S Medal of Freedom and French Légion d’Honneur after entertaining WWI troops. Google also published a Doodle in India on the same day to celebrated one of the iconic poets of Urdu literature, Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan (famous as Mirza Ghalib).

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