Downtown divas

With two of the ladies heading uptown this week, we revisit our list of ten local women every gay man should be obsessed with.

Natalie Joy Johnson, tightened belter
Why you should be obsessed: Under the tutelage of writer-director John Hill, musical-theater stalwart Natalie Joy Johnson has reinvented herself with a vengeance, assuming the glitteringly gay-inflected persona of a seen-it-all lounge diva in her dazzling new show, Relentless. Armored in sequins and helmeted in a curly blond wig, she wows the crowd with a down-and-dirty play-by-play of her sexual misadventures on the national tour of a Broadway musical.—AF
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